College football fans are hardcore, but they apparently don't get much more hardcore than 34-year-old James Wilson. The real-life rivalry between Tennessee and Auburn was being played out digitally in Athens, Alabama, when superfan Wilson took the Tigers' loss personally, reports the Associated Press. At some point in the evening on Saturday night, Wilson entered the bedroom of Lance Borchert, who was on the winning end of the game, and stabbed him in the back with a 10-inch butcher knife. The blade punctured Borchert's lung, and Borchert was airlifted to a local hospital. "He went to the hospital with the knife still in his back," Sheriff Mike Blakely said of Borchert. Wilson was apprehended later that night. The AP did not specify which NCAA Football game was being played, nor did it mention specifically what console was being used, referring to the system only as a "PlayStation."
why didnt he give him a wet willie or something? stabbing someone in the back because you lost in a game is the dumbest ting i have ever heard that guy deserves to go to jail for life
College football makes me crazy also. Make no sense to me why so many people give a crap about it when only 25% of the US population has actually finished college.
ElectrolightSH, where you the slow fat kid in gym class that would get ganged up on while playing dodgeball or what?
Well this is just great news... Thompson is going to eat this up. I'm thinking the same thing as REELDIE, he didn't stab the guy right after the game - I'm thinking this was about more than just a video game match.
like to know the whole story...maybe the guy kicked his a@! at football and later that night he(the loser) found pictures of his girlfriend with him(the winner) and thats what sent him crazy.
hahaha...AP wouldnt specify which NCAA game was being played. hmmm this could be a major crack in our case boys if we find this out. the guy who won was probably like, "ha you noob, you f'ing **** at this game, go die". you may continue to deteriorate now society.
haha ghetto ppl playing on the ps2...real players play ncaa on xbox 360 and dont throw hail marys the whole game
What a moron. I'm glad that its not a violent game that was "responsible" this time. What now, will Hilary Clinton push to outlaw competition in general, or just competitive games? Ridiculous...competition makes you stronger. Morons that stab somebody over a video game would do it over something wlse too, it doesn't take a game to make you unstable
"CadeFlayer People don't say "a nintendo" anymore, they say "a playstation". Sonys dominance is complete." You're an idiot. What does Sonys domination this last gen have to do with this guy stabbing someone else over a game? OMG SONY RULES BECAUSE SOMEONE STABBED SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE THEY LOST IN A PS2 GAME!!! They could have just as easily been playing SSBM or Halo. It doesnt matter what they were playing. Also, you're right. Sonys dominance is complete, they will no longer dominate past this gen :)
I suck at nothing, I said there were many reasons why I hate sports and your lame insults don't bother me. Just so you know "you hate sports because you are not good at them" is a pretty old and weak insult. Sports suck! And that is my opinion; there is no need for you people to start acting like immature 10 year olds. Second video games are not responsible for this violence; sports and the people obsessed with it are to blame.
Finally!!!....Violence as a result of videogames and it is not GTA. I would like to see what the media will be saying now since it is quite obvious that GTA is not the only game out there that incites violence.
According to these news stories, people who play GTA... steal cars, and people who play NCAA football... STAB people. Wat up wit dat? I hope he makes a full recovery.
Wow now that is a true loser..... Man I assume they were friends if they were playing each other. To stab your friend because of a loss. Thats pathetic.
I can see it now, the media and politicians gobbling this up and plastering banning all games. Simply because thats what they do.
Man, I thought it was bad when I'd bust a controller. Sounds like someone needs a new hobby and some anger management classes.
' insert random "that guy is stupid" comment here ' OK fine. I laughed when I got to the 10 inch butcher knife part.
1. It happened in the South. Folks react to college football losses (real or virtual) they way they'd react if you told 'em Jesus wasn't real. 2. Not too worried about the Jack Thompson Effect in this case, since he seems to base his argument on the idea that life imitates video games...say what you want about him but at least the man's been consistent in his reasoning.
I'm thinking there was something else wrong with this guy. What a psycho. Honestly, why are people so stupid all the time?
In today's news, an overcompetitive idiot killed his friend, and it's all the video game industry's fault. The End.
um... duviouskilla.... he was 34........... what does that have to do with 3 year olds on xbl....... i feel incredibly sorry for the victum
Oh no now Sports games have become violent "murder machines!" We should now overreact and ban all forms of competitive sports; real or fake (Im lookin at you pro-wrestling)!!
Of course, the gaming industry will be blamed for this one too. What we are generally not told is the fact that people like this are likely to do something violent with regards to anything. It's not the game that's the problem, it's the extra chromosome floating around in the perpetrators DNA.
what a sore loser. man that pisses me off. someone stabbing someone over losing a football game. i play football for a leauge in real life, and when our team loses, all i do is swear my @$$ off at them. j/k i am a good boy. i just get mad
nothing surprises me anymore... people are insane.. poor baby lost a freakin VIDEO GAME & stabbed his friend .. jesus... what a moron.... people like this guy should be buried alive...lol.. kidding of course.. but i do beleive there should be some kind of really heavy penalty.. for this type of behavior.. people.... these things are ONLY games... & while yes i realize we all hate loosing.... you don't Actually loose anything.. (unless of course you have an on going bet.. then it's ok to stabbed someone...lmao)