Crashing the field is a time-honored tradition in sports, particularly in baseball and soccer. There's something about a long, drawn-out, low-scoring event that serves as fertilizer for the irrational thoughts of drunk fans.
The fact that the vast majority of these romps end with a brutal bulldozing by armed security guards, not to mention at least a few hours in jail, is enough to prevent most people from jumping the wall.
However, there will always exist a very small population for which the lure of potential fame proves so enticing, that it overrules any potential repercussions. Sometimes they're helped along by alcohol, but many field crashers are stone sober.
Anyone who jumps a wall and storms a field with the assumption they'll escape has to be drunk. In 99.9 percent of these cases, the offending fan is taken down without mercy by someone and led away in handcuffs—usually to a squad car and a local jail.
That's not to say they don't achieve their goal of fleeting fame and YouTube immortalization. For the most part, people seem to enjoy field crashers. We like to see them running rampant on the field, and we like seeing them clotheslined by police even more.
Here are some epic videos of awesomely brazen field crashers getting tackled!