Saturday, November 20, 2004


Have you seen the riot the other night at the Pistons game? Here it is, via DailyRecycler.

Did you know that the Byzantine Emperor Justinian was almost deposed in the sixth century by widespread riots among the fans of the two main chariot teams, the Blues and the Greens? After a week of this, the general Belisarius (who went on to reconquer North Africa from the Vandals), put an end to it (to the tune of 30,000 dead "sports fans").

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