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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: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:03 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

most states assult and battery laws would disagree with you



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:58 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I don't think that makes sense.  It's like saying teachers have more responsibility over the behavior of kids than thier parents.  Blaming other people for someone's criminial behavior, and misrepersenting by overstating a minority of deliquent players, isn't an effective arguement.  Just as easily as you can point to a bad player, I could find a story of a good player.

Additionally, by declaring the problem to be anyone's fault beside the offender is a dangerous slope.  Will we blame society for a criminal?  Or blame the criminal?  The blame game is something politicians do.  Rise above it.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:55 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

You sound just as immature as Blount. Atheletics teaches us to be graceful losers, even if the winners are jerks. But he didn't stop after throwing the punch. His antics continued all of the way into the locker room. There is absolutely no room for that kind of behavior in CFB. Would you want your child to act like that if they lost at any type of game or contest?



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:52 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Well, I'm not sure any attorney, police officer, or judge would try/buy that defense.  I'd read your state's laws A LITTLE more carefully next time.  Additionally I would like to know if YOU know what the boise guy said?  Thought so



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:50 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

THe problem her is you are an idiot just like anyone defending Blount's actions. Players jaw each other nonstop now. Its ridiculousbut it is what it is. THere is no place for actions like this in the game. Maybe this sh!thead should'nt have been running his mouth before and during the game. If you cant handle losing don't play, and definately don't talk about how,"you owe these guys an ass whooping ."  I got 3 to 1 odds this peice of garbage ends up spending time in jal at one point in his life.



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:47 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Dude saw the punch coming. He thought he was cute after saying something to the Oregon player and just before he looked at his coach you saw him brace for the punch. Maybe next time he will hold his tongue before trash talking a defeated opponent. He should have showed some class.

The oregon player shouldnt have thrown the punch but he did. Good for him. Now walk straight into the locker room. His teammates should have escorted him there. That team obviously has no senior or junior leadership. That is a shame. Shame on the oregon players for allowing him to get pissed at the fans.

And how come the fans arent to blame ? You got a guy who is obviously pissed. He just broke the rules on the field. Dont antogonize the kid. He is just a kid after all. But liqoured up Boise Students who like the Boise player on the field are trying to be cute ( and thinking this is the WWE ) just push the Oregon player further. Shame on those fans.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:47 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Typo -- ... and kudos to his teammates for NOT escalating this further.

It was an ugly scene, but could have been much uglier if not for the restraint of the rest of the Boise St team.



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:44 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Blount is a total turd.  The behavior is inexcusable no matter what was said.  Stay classy Eugene.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:41 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

If you think this was not a sucker punch, then you are as big of an idiot as Blount.  Blount is the one who started all this with is pre-game comments that Oregon owed Boise an a$$-whooping.  I'm sure the Boise player was taunting him about his teams failure to deliver.  Was that classy?  Of course not.  That's why as soon as he did it, the Boise coach was right there to discipline him.  And as he's standing there looking at his coach, Blount throws a punch from the side to an unsuspecting target.  That's the very definition of a sucker punch.  Kudos to the Boise coach for restraining his player from retaliating and kudos to his teammates for escalating this further.  In a less classy place or with a less classy team, Blount (who was surrounded by opponents) would likely been mobbed and seriously beaten.



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:40 am
 

Too Stupid to be a Team Leader

I don't care if he was taunted or not, this guy is the Oregon QB and with that position comes the assumption that you possess the ability to make good, sound decisions. Sucker punching a guy on national television, going berserk and trying to go after a whole stadium of people proves that this guy is too unstable to be a team leader. With all the hype and attention that this game received, how dumb do you have to be to assault someone in front of a whole country of witnesses?

This guy needs to be suspended and then demoted to clipboard carrying duty upon his return to the team. I hope the coach shows some leadership ability and takes some internal action that says criminal behavior will not be tolerated in society or on the Oregon Ducks football team.



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