The San Francisco 49ers have banned tailgating after the start of games in the wake of a shooting over the weekend at a Raiders – 49ers exhibition game. The victims are being treated at the same hospital where Brian Stow is recovering after being beaten to near death wearing a Giants jersey in Dodger stadium. Are these recent incidents part of a larger pattern of violence? Are teams doing enough to protect their fans? Does violence at sporting events make you more likely to watch from home?
Scott Ostler, sports columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle
Ray Ratto, columnist, CSN Bay Area.com
Murray Sperber, author and visiting professor in cultural studies of sports in the Education Program at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education
Jerry M. Lewis, professor of sociology at Kent State University and author of "Sports Fan Violence in North America"