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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Thoughts on the Brawl

I thougt we had a lot to say two years ago, when the Indiana Pacers took on the drunken dregs of a crowd in suburban Detroit. But mostly I just talked about T.O. That was back when he was just hugging naked white women rather than spitting in people's faces. I liked him better before. I still think those topics go together. I didn't think the fight was a big deal. Sure, it sort of spilled into the stands a little bit, but it wasn't like the players were actually attacking paying customers. Sometimes teams have to fight each other. That's just the way it works.

On a side note, Fritz and Clafoutis attended the game. Clafoutis actually wanted to leave with six minutes to go and the Knicks down by a wide margin. Fritz' response: "If we cared about who won than we wouldn't have come in the first place." Let's go Knicks. As a Pistons fan, I'm of mixed feelings watching Zeke flail away at Madison Square Garden.

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  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at December 20, 2006 6:11 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Regarding the game, Fritz said if we cared about the Knicks winning. Fritz is confident that a Knicks blowout would have held the fans and Erez to the end.

    Maybe some professional athletes have arrested at the middle school playground stage of development.

    If I'm an NBA owner, especially the Denver owner, the idea of my star and the league leading scorer punching with his shooting hand is a pause for thought.

    There was a stupid column in the WaPo about over reacting to NBA fights because of race. For one thing, there are nearly no fights in NFL [because of body armor] which the column misstated. For another, in the NHL and to a degree in MLB (balls, bats and cleats), the players carry weapons and have ineffective PPE for those weapons.

    Not sure where this goes.


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