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Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:10 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2008 6:14 pm
 

In a blog earlier today I wrote that, if given the chance, you should try to sit next to Bob Huggins at an AAU game.

He tells lots of stories and it's hilarious.

I called that my Tip of the Day.

Now, I've got another Tip of the Day.

Oddly, it also centers around Huggins ... or at least two of his players.

The second Tip of the Day is to NEVER FIGHT WITH POLICE OFFICERS!.

Honestly, has anybody ever won a fight with cops? I mean, in the history of the civilized world, has it ever happened? Even once? If it has, I can't find any proof, and yet otherwise reasonable humans still try to scrap with cops seemingly everyday -- the latest two allegedly being West Virginia basketball players Joe Mazzulla and Cameron Thoroughman.

(How perfect is it that somebody named Thoroughman is mixing it up with police?)

Mazzulla and Thoroughman were arrested Monday at PNC Park while attending a Pirates game. Mazzulla was charged with aggravated assault, hindering apprehension and underage drinking. Thoroughman was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and underage drinking, and when officers tossed him to the ground for reportedly refusing to put his arms behind his back Mazzulla came to his defense and allegedly -- ready for this? -- punched a police sergeant!

(In fairness, you can't really regulate scrappiness, and I think that should be Mazzulla's defense. Sometimes it helps you grab 11 rebounds in a win over Duke. Other times it causes you to punch a police sergeant. What can you do?)

Yes, Mazzulla reportedly punched a police sergeant. That's always a good way to get arrested, as is trying to grab an officer's gun (as Pitt's Levance Fields learned last year). Crazy kids, these days. But it is worth noting Huggins' players are apparently evolving. Used to be they'd only punch police horses (please tell me you remember that story). But now they're going straight for the police! And that's the kind of toughness that I think could be the foundation for a Big East title .. or six months probation, depending on the angle you want to take.

Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2008 10:53 am
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

GP...

Leslie Easterbrook is my wife...




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 6:37 pm
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

yup i remember when he was at UC ( aka University of Crime)

one of my friends knew Donald Little who was arrested for beating his roommate up

no matter what huggins will be know for his players getting arrest rather than his accomplishments




Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 6:11 pm
 

Par for the course

I see Bob Thuggins has his old system back in place at his new job.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 11:40 am
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

Search "guy beats up a cop" on youtube. WARNING: it is pretty brutal. Not for children.




Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 7:17 pm
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

 

Hiliarious, EK.

I love Police Academy!

True story: I was at a New Year's Eve/Costume Party a few years ago in Hollywod, a party a musician friend was playing. At the party was none other than Leslie Easterbrook (otherwise known as ), and I could not have been more excited. And I think she was hitting on me. Did I mention that? I couldn't act on it because I had a date I had brought all the way from Memphis, and she was pretty and young (and a little crazy, I later learned). But everytime I watch Police Academy, I do so with a little regret, because I genuinely believe I could've hooked-up with Tackleberry's girl, if only for a night.

(Yes, I have pictures to prove all this)

gp




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:54 pm
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

While technically not 'a punch', an instance where the cops aren't exactly



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:48 pm
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

Last place in the NL Central.

I think you make a fine point.



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:36 pm
 

Tip of the Day: Don't punch cops!

Let'sgooooooo Mountaineers. Let'sgooooooo Mountaineers. Let'sgooooooo Mountaineers.

In all fairness, I'd be testy too upon realizing I actually paid money to see the product the Buccos are trotting out on the field.



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