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Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Posted on: September 4, 2009 7:37 am
Edited on: September 4, 2009 11:56 am
 
LeGarrette Blount of Oregon, I mean. He's a young Pacman Jones. Is that a good thing?

Of course it's not a good thing.

He didn't just lose his cool Thursday night when he sucker-punched a Boise State player after the game. He became completely unhinged. He forgot where he was, who he was, and where he wants to go. And if he plays again this season, shame on Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

(Here's the video!)

A season-long suspension is a stiff, stiff penalty to pay for a college football player, especially a senior. But Blount has to go. A player cannot sucker-punch another player after the game, and then make it worse by trying to go all Ron Artest on the crowd. If it weren't for the police who stopped him, Blount would have been in the crowd making (punches) rain.

This might not be a bad guy, but that was a despicable show. And he has to go.

And if Chip Kelly doesn't see that, well, maybe Chip Kelly has to go as well.





Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 9:20 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

While I do agree that upping the money ups the pool of applicants (and, thus, increases the bad apples), I hate to make the comparison here. Taking a lot of money to coach football (especially when it brings your school more extra revenue than they pay you) might not be a virtue, but it is far from hitting an opposing player in the face.
All I'm saying is, comparing these two things is the same kind of mistake of comparing a cold to malaria--it gives much too good of a name to malaria.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:58 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I completely agree with G8RN on this one.  Money has already destroyed most of what was great about college football, and unfortunately being led by an entity as corrupt as the NCAA, will never again be what it once was.  Coaches making $4-5M a year?  Don't you think there are plenty of people who will compromise their values to make that kind of money?  Just look at Wall Street.  The compromise has now spread to entire universities, who relax their admissions standards to allow thug or just dumb players into school and amongst their student body.  What message is this sending to those kids who earned their way by studying hard through high school?  Unfortunately it is the reality of our modern society.  Me First, Me First!



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:55 am
 

the dude from Boise got what he deserved!!


He went out of his way to taunt him and got jacked up!!!    I see nothing wrong with it.  Maybe the fool will leave his helmet on the next time he runs his mouth. 




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:31 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Chip Kelly sounds as if he is dstancing himself from having to discipline this tool.  Saying he hadn;t seen it....BS!!!  I gurantee with that showing on the video board, and those locker rooms having closed circuit in them, heck yea he saw it.  But he is wimping out.  No matter.  The moron pulled these antics after a game that the new Pac-10 cimmish was attending!  If the commish wants to set a precedent for what he will not tolerate, this jacka$$ gave him the perfect opening.  He needs to be dealt with harshly, and made an example of.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:22 am
 

Blame Coaches

I blame coaches from High School through College for the current crop of immature players with a sense of entitlement and lack of responsibility.  Coaches prize winning above all else these days, they have to,  or else they lose their job.  So in order to win and win for a long time, they tolerate and coddle these immature idiots because they have talent on the field.  They never get called out, they don't get punished, their leash gets longer and longer as they continue to produce the W's.  So they develop a complex that they can do whatever they want and behave like children, albeit huge, aggressive, violent children.  When they get recruited, their off-field indiscretions get chalked up to a "rough upbringing" or "unstable family life" or whatever, and they get the same treatment in college so they can stay on the field and put up numbers and bring glory to the coach.  These colleges don't avoid this type of talent, they simply hope they will behave to the point where they don't kill or rape somebody or get caught on video being a one-man brawl after a game.   As long as the coaches of america, from high school to college continue to make excuses for tolerating this behavior because a kid has talent, they will see the continual decline of sportsmanship from the pros on down to pee-wee. 



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:03 am
 

Suspend Him

As a long time Ducks fan I find his actions deplorable. Anything short of a season long suspension will send the wrong message to the team, the PAC-10 and college football in general. It truly is a shame that Blount was unable to show a bit of grace even in the lopsided defeat the Ducks suffered last night.



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:01 am
 

State of Football Today

I have been a huge football fan since I can remember watching my first game.  I have always loved the game and probably always will (you never know when you get old and decrepid).  The sad thing about this latest on field action is that it will only get worse from here.  Both of these teams were talking smack since before the game started and it continued to elevate throughout the game.  Add on top of that the fact  that you have these college teams full of thugs (any college team anywhere, not just in Gainesville) who do not know how to react using their mind.  Listen to the way Blount spoke after the game, he can't put two words together and you expect me to beleive that he was able to be academically accepted to Oregon!  Give me a break.  I watched a few of the high school football games on ESPN the last couple of weeks and these kids already act like major idiots, because they are mimicking their heros in the pros and in college.  It is sad, all of it.  Let's bring back some sportsmanship to all of our sports and get rid of the thugs and idiots.  If we don't, instances like last night will become more and more prevelent every year.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:00 am
 

Suspend Him

As a long time Ducks fan I find his actions deplorable. Anything short of a season suspension will send the wrong message to the team, PAC-10 and college football in general. It truly is a shame that Blount was unable to show a bit of grace even in the lopsided defeat the Ducks suffered last night.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 7:55 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Here you go whatzizname:





Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 7:48 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I just heard about it on the radio while driving to work.

Anyone have a link to the video of it happening?


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