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Gainesville's Waffle House

Posted on: November 4, 2009 9:03 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2009 9:40 pm
I've got a solution for the cheap shot silliness that has emerged this week.

Let Nick Williams and Brandon Spikes MMA it with Tim Tebow and Washaun Ealey as referees. This has gone from ridiculous to train wreck. Urban Meyer now has suspended Spikes for the entire Vanderbilt game. Spikes, the player, did what Meyer, the coach, wouldn't -- the right thing by suggesting a full-game suspension.  

There has been nationwide criticism after Meyer suspended Spikes only for the first half (and the SEC agreeing with it). What does the conference do now, issue a release that says, "Ah, the hell with it."

In the middle of it all, the SEC is determining whether Meyer himself will be suspended/fined. His comment today regarding Williams' late hit, "It was a penalty in my opinion," seems to put him squarely in violation of Mike Slive's edict. 

Put a clown suit on the SEC. It has turned into a whining bunch of babies who are waging war on YouTube. Play football fellas, you're better than this.  
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Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2009 3:31 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

Figures a candy cane would run his pie hole.  What would anyone expect from Thug U.  Just keep looking to the North baby cause that's where all the championships will be comming from.  Your pathetic little school can't even afford to play in their own stadium and you dare to critisize the finest, highest paid football coach in the country?  Urban Myer is about winning championships, not pleasing you wanabees.  You're just a bunch of Gator Bait Gator Haters and we're LOAO watching that baffoon of a coach of yours every time he opens his not so articulate mouth.  You can keep Randy Shananagins, we'll keep a winner.  Oh, and have fun in the Almost College Conference (ACC) we're playing big boy football up here in the SEC.  Go Gators!.    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. 

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2009 12:22 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

All fans are color blind to a degree, thats part of what makes them a fan.  To be clear, what Spikes did was wrong and can't be justified regardless of what Georgia did earlier and whether it happens in every game or not (which of course it does).  So what is the "right" punishment and what makes anyone more informed than the coach to make that decision?   There is no penal system outside penalties being called on the field.   So assume Spikes was seen doing this during the game.  Would it be an ejectable offense?  If so, is that an automatic suspension in future games (I dont know, thus the question)?  Seems to be a reasonable course of action to take. 

But since no precendence is laid down, why is Meyer the bad guy?  From my Orange and Blue tinted glasses, and this answer applies to a majority of the posts I have read, it has to do more with the recent success of the Gators than anything else.  The lights are brighter when you are the top dog and everyone looks for the weaknesses to bring your team down.  I suspect that is why Tebow bears so much criticism for being who he is. 

At the end of the day, "justice" is served and Spikes will sit.  Those posts who are critical that the the original pernalty of 1/2 half against Vanderbilt, I am pretty confident the opponent was not considered as I am pretty confident Meyer believes FL will win with or without Spikes this week.

I dont like some of the things Randy Shannon, Mark Richt and , dare I say it, Lane Kiffin have said or done.  But, if roles were reversed and they were the coach at FL, clearly in grey areas such as this, I would support their decision.

Last point, enough with the conspiracy theories about ensuring a contrived BCS championshpi iwth either AL or FL.  They are clearly the best two teams in the SEC.  That said, they both have warts that have been exposed and that could cause problems (tomorrow vs LSU).  Whining cause your team is not considered to be top tier is ridiculous.  And, go do do something about it like beat the teams that are there, i.e. FL, AL, TX, Iowa, etc

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:16 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

Beautiful!! Kiffin, smelling like roses! All part of the master plan, slowly bring down the Gator nation, starting with the coach down. It's hard to say that a program may be on the decline when they're top ranked and unbeaten, but it sure smells like it. I couldn't have written this any better than it has occurred. And the fact that everyone views Florida as a dirty team. Geez Lane, who would of thought a few little jabs here and there would lead to all of this. Just last year, they were the poster boys of football! Love it!

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:04 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

Is there a Florida Gators fan that isn't so colorblind? Anyone? All the responses from Gator fans are ridiculous. Your team is not perfect. So what if it gets published in the media. It isn't like anything is being done about it. Give it a rest, accept the fact that your guy got caught, the SEC commish is looking like a bumbling moron right about now, and the Gators have struggled at times this year. Dodd was pointing out what was pretty obvious to the a lot of the world about the punishment for Spikes. Nobody is saying Spikes is a cheap shot artist or a dirty player, but rather he made a stupid decision during a game. Unfortunately for him, it was caught on camera and the whole world knows about it. The kid feels bad about it. Let him suffer the consequence and get on with his life, while your team destroys Vanderbilt without him.

Look forward to the hate I get from all you Gator fans because I disagree with you. Go Vanderbilt (only because it would be awesome to see the Commodores win a big one every once in a while).

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 2:53 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

CCC if you are unaware of UMs off field antics then you must be young or a new 'Canes fan. But as far as on-field behavior if you want to have a laugh/be horrified you should YouTube October 14, 2006 UM vs. FIU game. Wow. Miami player swinging a helmet and an FIU injured player trying to whack UM players with his crutches. Oh and UM alum Lamar Thomas as the broadcaster saying ON AIR:

“Now, that’s what I’m talking about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don’t come into the OB [Orange Bowl] playing that stuff. You’re across the ocean over there. You’re across the city. You can’t come over to our place talking noise like that. You’ll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing."

Lol. There are certainly dirty players on every football team. It's been around since the beginning. Brandon Spikes shouldn't have done what he did and a suspension is warranted. But he is not a dirty player. He let his emotions get the best of him on one play.

41-14 I hope you are just a fan and not a Gator Alum. Your comment was assanine.


Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2009 2:40 pm

Dodd's Pain

Impressive, Mr. Dodd; you almost called Nick Williams out on his cheap shot before reverting back to your Gator-bashing.  And then, after gleefully dumping fuel on the fire this whole week, you have the temerity to call people who engage in YouTube finger-pointing a "whining bunch of babies".

Let me guess---you decided to take this position AFTER you saw numerous and flagrant cheap shots by Georgia players against Gators, including the string of attacks on Brandon Spikes that happened before he retaliated.

Is it your clown suit you want to present to the SEC?

Oh, and lest we forget: Ortmann, ball-shot, Rodriguez, shoulder-shrug, Big-10, crickets.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2009 12:35 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

Typical UFelons mental midget, someone who has no logical response so he throws out personal attacks.

41-14, is that how many crosses you have burned, racist?

I am neither a Hector nor a Julio.  I am about as blond and white as can be.  But I'm happy to have as many Hectors, Julios or whoever else wants to support my team.

And since it is UFelons that is in the news because of all the controversy and not the Canes, I have little choice.  So I might as well have a little fun w/it.  And if you read my post (which you clearly didn't), you will see that I defended Meyer for speaking up about the bad calls and threw it in Slive's face for being such an horse's rear.  But I guess you would rather spew nonsense.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 12:16 pm

Gainesville's Waffle House

Julio or Hector (typical Cane fan)

Boy, you love reading about the Gators. It must really suck to be a cane fan...Loser. 

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2009 9:57 am

Gainesville's Waffle House

Gogators2001-thanks.  As you can tell I'm having a little fun w/this.

Meyer has brought alot of this on himself.  If he had just originally suspended Spikes for the entire game--a game they should win anyway--then it would never have blown up the way it has.  A one game suspension would have been in line w/similar incidents.  I have brought up Robert Reynolds' choking of Sorgi--he was suspended one game.  And yes, I know Ealey closed his eyes, wasn't hurt, said ther should be no suspension, etc. but the intent was there and that alone warrants some punishment so that all who see it know it won't be tolerated.  And I am not unaware that Spikes claims he was cheap-shotted in the game, that UGa was playing dirty, etc. but two wrongs don't make a right, and we all know that the second incident is usually the one that is caught.

As for the squawking about the refs, I didn't see the play that Meyer is upset about but given how bad the refs have been I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.  The problem is Slive made it very clear--no more being critical of the officiating, period.  And although Meyer danced around and tried to avoid it, by saying there should have been a penalty he was critical.  So if Slive is going to stick to his guns, Meyer needs to be fined.  I think that the party in the wrong here is Slive, not Meyer, because its Slive's job to get competent refs and he's failing miserably at it this year and so he's deflecting attention by scolding the coaches, and I think Meyer, like any coach, has to stick up for his players.  But the rules are the rules and unless Slive is going to play favorites--which I think the entire country believes he will--then Meyer should be disciplined.

And as for Cabill's calling the Canes dirty, I am obviously not unaware of the Canes' off-field history.  However, right now it is that team up north that has had all the recent police blotter news, not the Canes.  As for on the field, I am not aware of any incidents where a Miami player was flagged of otherwise disciplined for something dirty.  I'm sure it happens, b/c I'm sure it happens on almost every team, but either they don't get caught or it happens less.  And if Sean Spence got caught sticking his fingers in someone's helmet, I would hope that Shannon would suspend him for a game, b/c that type of play is unacceptable.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2009 8:55 am

Gainesville's Waffle House

Of course you're going to agree with Dodd on this topic.  But you cannot deny that even your loser Miami Hurricanes have and will continue to play dirty.  This could happen to just about any player in college, high school or the Pro's.  This type of play has been going on since football first started and will continue long after this incident is forgotten.  It only gets attention because of the media and the love/hate affair everyone has for Florida.  So please, unless your House of Thugs is completely innocent of any dirty play then try to not ask for another to clean there house up first.    Had so much hope for the Hurricanes this yeasr but they live up to their typical loser selves. 

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