University Of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Fans Are A Bunch Of Depraved Animals

Alright, perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch – I am sure that 99% of the hockey fans of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux are well-behaved, kind folk who never would dream of doing anything untoward or behave reprehensibly when cheering on their beloved hockey team, but two fans in particular who were in attendance at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul yesterday and watched their squad lose 2-0 in upset fashion to the University of Michigan Wolverines in their Frozen Four semifinal game did not behave in a manner befitting the usually honorable Fighting Sioux team spirit.

The screencap above from this video (courtesy of Deadspin) illustrates how one of the two cretins mentioned above articulated his frustration after Scooter Vaughn scored an empty netter with 36 seconds left in the third period, effectively ending UND’s hopes of a thrilling comeback to tie the game and ultimately, possible national championship glory. There’s nothing more classy than a middle-aged man giving the double-middle-fingered salute to a college athlete probably enjoying one of the greatest moments of his life. And as an added bonus, he did a great job of sticking ass in some lady’s – perhaps his wife’s – face. Good stuff.

Onwards and upwards downwards, below is an image captured by RandBall’s very own Michael Rand, who was at the X on Thursday taking in the semifinal games:

Yep. An irate UND fan punched a hole in the wall after the Fighting Sioux lost. Mr. Rand provides the details of just what went down with the person responsible for the above property damage, who was accompanied at the game by his girlfriend:

The female spent most of the third period texting what we presume were other anxious fans. One of the only times she spoke was when the UND goalie charged out of the net to play the puck in order to prevent a possible breakaway. It worked, though it was a little shaky. And during the exchange, the woman jumped from her seat and yelled something like, “No! Noooooooo! No! What the [redacted] are you doing?!?!” The guy sat silently, nervously. You could tell he was heavily invested. As each third period chance went by without a tying goal in a 1-0 game, his sports fury simmered. Believe us, we have been there.

We have not, however, ever punched a hole in the wall of a public sporting arena (or anywhere else, for that matter). This UND fan cannot say the same. After Michigan scored an empty-netter in the final minute to essentially seal the game, he stood up and pounded the wall high above him. Then he did it again, producing that hole you see in the picture. And then they left.

Shameful. Simply shameful. If Double Bird Flipping While Sticking His Ass In A Woman’s Face Guy and Angry Wall Puncher Guy are ever identified, they should never be allowed to leave the city limits of Grand Forks ever again. Well, if that’s where they are from. If they are not, as a fitting punishment, they should be sent there. I mean, have you ever been to Grand Forks*?

* Kidding. Grand Forks is a wonderful town full of wonderful people, although I should point out that I should be allowed to make the above statement in the first place, as I am a former resident of North Dakota . I spent two years of my youth living in Fargo. Yamma hamma.

[H/T Randball & Deadspin]

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  1. dead_rabbit

    April 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Funny, there’s no mention of the Michigan player flipping the bird back to the fan. Obviously a guy in his late 30’s or early 40’s should be able to voice his dislike in a more appropriate way, but I’m sure if this had been Cam Newton returning the bird to a fan, and it was caught on camera, the NCAA might have had something to say about it.


      April 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      HA Scooter didn’t flip the bird back. What would have been the point?! They just embarrassed the Sioux in front of Engelstad East. UND fans are a joke and don’t know how to take a loss. A 30-40 year old guy flipping off a college kid?! Get a life guy.

      • Fighting Sioux Forever

        December 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

        Who the H-E double hockey sticks do you think you are. To me it seems that YOU need to get a life because I am just 12 years old and I can tell that you are just trying to defend your team from getting laughed at. You know that what that Sioux fan did was for YOUR OWN GOOD. You are the one who should be getting a life. So you are happy that your team beat ours? You better watch it bitch. I am exellent with computers and I can find your email address. Don’t go around bragging that you beat ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE U.S.A. because this season you players are gonna fall on their tiny, fragile butts.

        • RevMillertime

          January 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm


    • Sioux Fan

      June 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Not all UND fans are like that, yes he was over the top to flip that player off.

  2. john

    April 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    UND= racist nickname,arrogantly holding an entire nd native american nation over the barrel.
    Briggs & Frattin & drunken lawnmower throwing. Snowbank Kristo getting kicked out of his gf’s apt cuz he was so drunk then falling in a snowbank. 14 canadians,
    Fan flipping off mich, coach flipping off ref on FSN, fan punching hole in the wall at XCEL ARENA (startribune blog) and now, last but not least, a NAZI sympthazier giving 100 million. just complete A holes up there.

    • Sioux Fan

      June 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      It is not a racist name, one tribe wants it but both tribes need to pass it. The other tribe doesn’t want the Sioux to vote. If thats racist name than the Florida Seminoles is racist along the Washington Red skins.

    • Fighting Sioux Forever

      December 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

      UND= the most awesome colloege in the U.S.A. They have one of the most famous hockey arenas in the world. Danny Kristo is an awesome friend and a wonderful hockey player. I know that frim personal experience. An you know something, YOU are going way over the top with this Sioux stuff. Canadians are awesome, and im not just saying that because I am Canadian, just becuase they come from Canada, or any other country, doesn’t mean they can’t play hockey.

      • Susan'sworstnightmare

        January 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

        “colloege” Says it all,doesn’t it? North Dakota,where anything above the 6th grade is “higher lernin’.”

  3. Marcus

    April 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

    No need to even bring up the nickname topic in this story. Not what it’s about, their fans don’t control that and that is one of the few things I can support UND on. However, the behavior of their fans has always been less than stellar. It’s not just in hockey, but Hockey is clearly the No. 1 sport for the Sioux fans. Football has been down for a few years and they aren’t going anywhere in the near future. Women’s basketball has had some good years, but even then it was never as big of a deal as hockey. It’s hard to tell when you look at a Sioux hockey fan if they’re an actual fan of Hockey, or if they just like sitting in the cushy Ralph Englestad Arena in suite. College Hockey is such a big deal that ESPN dedicates exactly none of its’ website to it. I have a hard time believing the whiny, “why me” Sioux fan base would be as passionate about it if they weren’t in a hundred million dollar arena. That fan in the picture above epidimizes the class of the University of North Dakota. It’s about as classy as when Hakstol flipped off that official a few years back. Shouldn’t be a surprise, most of the people enrolled at UND think they’re better then anyone that’s different and the people that go to their athletic events are as bad as anyone. I couldn’t imagine how unbearable they’d be if they had success in multiple sports like NDSU going to the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, to the semifinal round of FCS playoffs, multiple trips the NCAA Women’s volleyball tournament, as well as their huge success in college rodeo. All Sioux fans will say when a Bison fan brings up those other sports is “How’s your hockey program?”. Stay classy, Grand Forks.

    • Fighting Sioux Forever

      January 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

      All of you saying that the Fighting Sioux name is racist, you give me 2 reasons. If you have ever been to A Fighting Sioux sport YOU WILL KNOW why its not a racist name. We treasure that name with our lives and the NCAA wants to take it away. ): UND picked the name Fighting Sioux in the 1960s because the Sioux warriors were the most couragous of all warriors. The symbolized honor, courage, pride, overcoming adversity, and winning battles. RESPECT AND SUPPORT THE FIGHTING SIOUX NAME!!!!

  4. Pamella Lauffer

    February 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Jeremy Lin has turned Steve Novak into the next Jeremy Lin

  5. Fighting Sioux fan

    February 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The sioux are the best hockey team ever

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