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  • Frankie's Market
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    Re: Yes, really...

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    If you go getting in someone's face you better expect a reaction like that, not immediately turn away.
    And why did the Boise player turn away? In large part, because his head coach (wearing the blue cap) was trying to get his attention and direct him away from the direction of Blount. And like a snake, Blount used that opportunity to throw the first punch and then backpedal away like crazy.

    But hey, if this kind of cowardly behavior is something you're going to defend, then so be it.

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    A sucker punch is nailing someone that has no clue you are either there or that it could be at all expected. This Boise guy was aware of both and paid for his mistake.
    The dictionaries I cited do not use the qualifier that is boldfaced. Now, if you want to start making up your own definitions out of thin air, then go ahead and knock yourself out. But when you go around and tell other people they are wrong when they use a term in a way that properly fits in with the definitions that actual dictionaries use, you're only making yourself look ignorant.
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; September 4, 2009, 11:41 AM.

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    Yes, really...

    If you go getting in someone's face you better expect a reaction like that, not immediately turn away.
    A sucker punch is nailing someone that has no clue you are either there or that it could be at all expected. This Boise guy was aware of both and paid for his mistake.
    Has a glass jaw as well.

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  • Frankie's Market
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    Re: No to excuse the assault but...

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    That wasn't a sucker punch.
    Really?

    Either you don't know what the term sucker punch means (wordnetweb and freedictionary.com both define it as "an unexpected punch") or you have really, REALLY bad eyesight. Take your pick.

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    And the Boise player should have had his helmet on if he was going to get into the guy's face or at least not take his eye off his target so soon. He'll remember that next time.
    Duh!!! Ron, that's what makes a sucker punch what it is! The cheap shot artist doesn't tell the other guy what he intends to do.

    Boy, I can imagine your idea of a fair fight. Suddenly throwing a punch at someone who's turning away from you. And then telling your victim, "Remember that the next time!" is what you think will inspire respect and admiration from everyone who witnessed your sucker punch. Yeah Ron. Shuuuure....

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    No to excuse the assault but...

    That wasn't a sucker punch. And the Boise player should have had his helmet on if he was going to get into the guy's face or at least not take his eye off his target so soon. He'll remember that next time.

    Per the 2nd vid, that's assault with a deadly weapon.
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; September 4, 2009, 09:59 AM.

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  • Vanguard
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    Re: Poor sportmanship of the year?

    Year? Probably! Decade? It may face some competition from this incident!

    You'd think these people would be very grateful for playing the game they love for a living.

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  • Frankie's Market
    started a topic Poor sportmanship of the year?

    Poor sportmanship of the year?

    Maybe for the decade. You be the judge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxAIcRHs1tk

    LeGarrette Blount not only needs to be suspended for multiple games, but he is in serious need of anger management counseling. Sucker punching a Boise St. player, taking a swipe at his own teammate, forcibly restrained by police and stadium officials from taking on some fans.

    What a way to kick off the 2009 college football season!
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