Bleacher Report’s Why We Watch documentary series wanted to show that there are consequences for a stupid idea. Running onto the field at a sporting event is a stupid idea. Most televised sporting events will now cut away from fan shenanigans, to not glorify these individuals’ actions. Part of the reason broadcasts do that is because of Nate Mallett.
On December 24, 2005, Nate jumped from the stands and onto the field at a Browns-Steelers blowout game. He was young, dumb and full of…beer. Little did he know that James Harrison would pick him up and body-slam him on the ground, immediately propelling Nate into the spotlight. But it was at this moment that a seed was planted in Nate’s mind. And over the course of the next few years, while Nate was dealing with endless fines, court appearances and jailtime for his actions on that day, he came to a realization that his life was worth more than he gave himself credit for.
Nate started down a new path, finding God, finding sobriety, and finding purpose. He joined a church band, and completely turned his life around. That one stupid drunk decision to run on the field, became the turning point and start of a new life.
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Like any nation, Steeler Nation is made up of a cross-section of the fine folk who make up America. We all live and die with the Steelers, there’s no doubt about that, but some of us take things a little too personally. Take this moron. I have no idea what these Baltimore fans said to him (one of them did minorly mouth off though), and this guy decided to defend the parking lot.
Kudos to the guy who hit a bull’s eye with the half-ful can of beer, but dude in the funny hat, you are an idiot.