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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
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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 1:13 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Hout has no blame for this for tapping a guy on the shoulder.....wait!  I just tapped my co-worker's shoulder; let me brace myself for the pu$$y punch when I turn my head!....and it doesn't matter what he said, because apparently Blount thought there were no repurcussions for him running his gangsta wannabe mouth all off-season.  Well, meet Mr. Piper, Blount, and he just made a b!tch of you.  The tool become completely insane, and that doesn't speak well of his ability to handle any adverse situation now or down the road.  I guarantee the NFL will remember this cowardly act come draft time, and  if some team is stupid enough to draft him, this jacka$$ will be under Goodell's microscope from Day 1.  The commissioner will be so far up his a$$ his whole career that everytime he moves he will feel Goodell.

Stop with the idiotic defenses of this clown.  If there was equal justice for all people in society this moron would be in a jail cell right now, as anyone on the street would be for the same actions, and not back on campus laughing it up while his wimp-a$$ coach makes excuses for why he will ultimately do nothing to the clown.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 1:03 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I agree 100%. I am a former coach of 9 yrs from suburban KC and we preached sportsmanship from day one. We were successful and won 4 state championships in 5 yrs. We had players go off to colleges around the country and they were never in trouble with the law throughout the career. We had kids from "rough upbringing" and "unstable family life". We never had trouble though. Or staff truly gave these kids an out, gave them stability and father figures and a football family that cared. We took great pride in that. I think the key is accountability. If any of our players including "the stars" got a bad grade or late to practice or anything thing that might not have been in within our expectations, we held them accountable. We set that tone early in the spring and that carried through the season. The players expected that and respected that. I feel we turned a lot of kids' lives around and still had success.      



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 1:03 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I'm not defending Blount for losing it, but I think a season suspension is way out of line, when the event is taken in context. The BSU player was a classless clown mouthing off after a win. That doesn't excuse the following actions, but they weren't unprovoked. And from what I understand, there was more than the usual amount of heated talk before and during the game, so something like that happening shouldn't be a total shock. I really think that should be taken into account. Blount needs some discipline because we don't need to see that happen again, but the message should also go to players on the winning side to be a little more gracious in victory. For the record,I'm no Oregon fan; I have been pulling for BSU since they've hit the national scene, seeing them taking on the big conferences. I hope if they go undefeated that they get the BCS game they deserve.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:53 pm
 

A fair punishment

Im sure LeGarrette Blount is a good person who just got carried away with the emotion immediately following a hotly contested game.
The Boise State player player is partly at fault too for taunting.  But the Oregon player did over-react. He should have shown self-control and walked away.

I think a fair punishment for him would be a one game suspension and for the rest of the season he doesnt get introduced with the rest of the starting lineup before games.  Plus he has to write an essay about good sportmanship that gets printed in the Oregon student newspaper.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:52 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

LaGarrett is that you or just a disgruntled Duck?
 



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:51 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

thats true that was very immature.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:51 pm
 

Float like a butterfly . . .

Blount didn't help his cause by doing an "Ali" dance after the punch then shoving a teammate and then trying to go into the crowd.  It's more than just punching a guy that taunted you.  He completely came unglued.  His actions after the punch make it impossible for him to argue it was a "heat of the moment" response. 



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:50 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I never said that he should not have or he should not have learned self control, I agree with you, so I do not really understand what you are trying to say link711 
What I am saying is that we need to rember that these are children on the field not MEN. They are still learning-this is why when they leave the playing field...they go to class, and most of them will never ever play the sport again. If you read my post carefully you would have seen that I think he should be suspended, and that his actions are and were deplorable. He started taunting the team BEFORE the game as well. One of the coaches should have told him to put a sock in it, and control him before game time. Football is a sport of CONTROLLED RAGE!!!! Control being the key word.
So I hope I explained myself better Link.



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:46 pm
 

Blount Shot

Blount really cracked that kid and it was a dipicable act, however seeing that "player" go down was rather humorous.  He went down like a ton of bricks.  My question is this;  Was that a real Boise State player who actually gets some PT or was it 1 of the many (almost 100 players) that college teams dress for home games?

I am not too familiar with either team and was not sure if that punching bag got any playing time.  Can someone please advise?

I would appreciate knowing this.



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:44 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

If they don't boot him for the year, then the NCAA should punish the coach for allowing this kind of behavior to represent college football.


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