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Opening Arguments

National chumps

Things blowed up real good in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. According to NBC News, riot police used tear gas on the crowds. They also used pepper spray. Officers were called to multiple reports of dumpster and couch fires in the streets. The crowds were said to be "intense." Arrests were made.

And what was the occasion? A demand for justice because of police overuse of force? A demonstration against the 1 percent demanding less income inequality? A show of solidarity by Muslims angry at anti-prophet cartoons? A show of solidarity against Muslim extremism? Oh, of course, not, silly.

Police in riot gear used tear gas to break up crowds in Columbus, Ohio, early Tuesday after Ohio State beat Oregon to win the college football championship.

At least a dozen small fires were reported after thousands of people poured out of bars to celebrate, authorities said. Denise Alex-Bouzounis, a Columbus police spokeswoman, said that a handful of arrests were made.

As many as 8,000 people converged on the Ohio State football stadium, known as the Horseshoe, and several hundred forced their way inside, the school said. The crowd tore down a goalpost. The championship game was played outside Dallas.

It was over a football game. That their team won. What happened to the good old days when it was just the losers who caused all the mayhem?