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Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:52 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2011 1:27 pm
By Matt Snyder

Now that TMZ uncovered a video of beating victim Bryan Stow arguing with Dodgers fans in the crowd back on Opening Day -- before being jumped from behind and beaten into a coma by a pair of Dodgers fans in the parking lot -- the story continues to grow.

The latest revelation is that the man arguing with Stow in the video has text messaged about Stow's behavior before the assault.

Juan Banda, who was arguing with Stow during the game, reportedly told his friends to watch his back as he got up for a bit, but nothing happened. Banda also said "[Stow] did have a mouth, though!"

The major quote from the exchange is that Stow told Banda, "I'd rather eat my own feces than eat a Dodger Dog," to which Banda said Stow crossed the line. Banda also pointed out, "maybe [Stow] said the wrong thing to the wrong guys!" (all quotes via text messages recovered by

OK, well, I guess that's possible.

It's possible he said far worse to incite the assailants and no witness has come forward to tell authorities, but if the only thing he said is he'd rather eat crap than a hot dog, is that really worth jumping the guy?

He apparently didn't even use profanity when he said it. I understand we're trying to get both sides of the story and that it's possible Stow wasn't a complete angel for the entire game. But exchanging words about Dodger Dogs doesn't make it acceptable for two guys to jump one from behind and beat him within an inch of his life.

That doesn't add up.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:26 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:03 pm

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

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Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:43 pm

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Oops, the quote was :  "I once spent a year in Philadelphia.  I think it was on a Sunday." - W.C. Fields

He must have attended a ballgame there.  

Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:40 pm

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

They built a jail in the stadium in Philadelphia because the fans there are the absolute worst, of any city, in any sport.  Phillies fans or Eagles fans or Flyers fans - take your pick.  How ironic that a Philadelphia sports fan would comment on fans of any other city.

"I was spent a year in Philadelphia.  I think it was on a Sunday." - W.C. Fields  

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

honestly who goes to a raiders or dodgers game anymore??  they still have fans..???.. i know in philly where i live we have a jail built into the staduim and it is well known that people that go there are fined very hefty fines and repeats are 30days in jail.. we have some of the most loyal fans in the world and i know that the philles fans dont get a long with the mets and there is usually extra security.. alos when the yankee's beat the phils in the world series you hardly saw anyone in the linc mouth off with a yankee jersey on.. there are places to yell and there are places that u just have to watch the game.. philly is one of those places where u dont talk about there team.. shit the eagles fans threw batteries at santa clause..  its sad that people even want to pay 40 bucks to watch a game then another 50 for 4 beers then dont know how to act..

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:43 am

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

your a moron!

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 8:48 am

Banda: Stow Crossed the Line

If there was something that Stowe did to put Banda in physical danger, then Banda has no right totouch stowe, assuming that he did.  There is no good reason to beat a guy down for talking trash at a baseball game.  I thought it was gang related, if this fight was a result of trash talking, man there are issues in this strange world! 

TMZ is resourceful, they may get Banda in trouble!

Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 3:26 am

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

There's just too many drunken loudmouths at professional sporting events these days.  I enjoy a cold beer just like the next guy, but some of these idiots get way out of hand..Dropping "F" bombs in front of women and kids. Paying for nose bleed seats then trying to sneak down to the front row. I could go on and on. If you want to get hammered and watch a game, go to a club or bar..Leave the sporting events to the folks who enjoy the game more than their liqour.  Booze was obviously the common denominator in the LA Dodger incident.  You would think at $8.50 a pop for a warm beer it wouldn't be a problem.  Guess everyone's sneaking it in or getting wasted before the game.  Tighter security is definately warranted, especially at Raider and Dodger games.

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:22 am

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

So did the giant fan have a belly full of dodger beers and start running his mouth. There's know way this guy is just some innocent giant fan who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's white, he's in the bleachers, he's in the Ravine and he was talkin' shit. I'd be willing to bet he started the whole mess. Did he deserve what happened to him, NO WAY. Time will tell. There's got to be more video out there.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:15 am

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

to jmarcroyal, u are a freakin lowlife, no one deserves a beatdown ever, what are u a freakin monkey moron?

Kwizkid, I didnt say anyone deserves a beatdown, but there are situations where its not too surprising if it happens. If I go into a black neighbourhood and start screaming N-Word this and N-Word that, would you really be surprised if I dont get my ass kicked(or worse)?

Its one thing if you are heckling the other team, but if you cross a line, you better be prepared to face the consequences. I dont think this situation was over the hot dog comment, but it shows that this guy was a loud mouth, so if he said the wrong things to the wrong people, he has to accept responsibility. So he had his family with him, if anything, this should have kept him quiet, he should have kept to himself, its like he was using his child as a shield to protect him from his big mouth. Well, some people wont sit idly by while some fool taunts them.

And correct me if im wrong, but didnt this guy hit his head in a fall during the fight? That could happen to anyone, fight or no fight. And screw the law, men have honor, and if you dishonor a guy, he should have the right to swing at you. If im with my girl and some guy starts talking crap to her, even if I try and walk away, I wouldnt think twice about punching him in the face, unless he was significantly bigger then me or was with a group of people. Now, Ive never been in that situation because I have self control, but I wouldnt hesitate if the situation called for it.

Now, as I said, if this guy was just some innocent joe schmo taking his kid to the ball game and he got ambushed for no reason by some guy/guys, and they beat the living crap out of him just for fun, then the attackers should be put down like the animals they are, but if they were doing their own thing and the "victim" walked by and started taunting them and maybe made it personal, perhaps making some racist comment or something similar, then he got what was coming to him. Yes it sucks that he hit his head on the way down but being an asshole comes with its own risks. Its like coming across a bear in the woods, If you just do your thing, remain calm, keep your distance, 95% of the time it'll leave you alone, but if you stare it down, approach it or piss it off, it will attack. I guess some people just think the law makes them invincible....

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