Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 hour 11 min ago||Shut it||
|4 days 22 hours ago||Spike||
Spike in the background cracks me up for some reason.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Beilein||
Beilein's squad pwns n00bs.
|6 days 17 hours ago||B10 champs||
What other team had secured b10 champs?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I hope he moves on||
As great of a job as he is doing I hope he moves on to a head coaching job and has success. Building a Beilein tree would be great. Much better than 'coach in waiting' would be him proving himself then coming back.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He's white||
Didn't you get the memo? He's white so it's funny. But seriously, you're not alone, I find it offensive as we'll.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
I think the big lesson here is never to escalate a situation from verbal to physical. Something about sticks and stones.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Audio||
So TT doctored the tape? If true, that would actually be something in this story to get upset about.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Piece of....||
I think you'd have to get pretty creative (to stick with the narrative that many so desperately want) to find a way to end 'piece of...' so that it is a racial slur. I'm sure someone will come up with something for that group to cling to though.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Racial slur?||
Is there any actual evidence of this? Or are we just going with it bc a black athlete pushed a white fan?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Beat ohio||
This topic is relevant to my interests.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||'If true'||
Read my post again. Also why assume Smart wouldn't lie? I wouldn't assume either way, but as it stands it's a bad look for Smart.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh||
Lying about being called a racial slur in order to avoid taking full responsibility for your actions is pretty bad. If true.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Man||
I like their schedule a bit more. That being said, getting the head-to-head at home is huge. Win that one and at least a share of the title looks pretty good.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Use your words||
In general, I think the escalation from verbal to physical is typically unacceptable. This is independent of player vs fan, or whatever the situation is. I think you're ignoring that fact. Smart wasn't "retaliating" some physical assault.
Again, not saying it's OK for fans to act like complete assholes. I know that is the straw-man that is being set up to respond to anything remotely negative toward Smart.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Not OK behavior for fan||
Again it is NOT OK for fans to verbally assault players. The reason you can't have players attacking fans is for everyone's safety. You've got a few thousand people who are all charged up, alcohol involved in some, who are all rooting for the same cause (home team). And visiting player shoves a fan on your side and things can get out of control. The last thing you want is a couple hundred idiots that think they're justified in going after an opposing player b/c he came into the stands.
Both Smart and the fan are lucky things didn't get out of hand. That being said, Smart has a lot more to lose.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I think that would be a fair punishment for both parties involved.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fair example||
I think it is more constructive to think of it the other way though. If a buckeye ended up in the crowd at Michigan and there was taunting and insults and maybe even a racial slur thrown, how would we characterize the buckeye after he shoved an M fan?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Um no||
Read my post again. In no way am I saying the fan was in the right. In fact, I think a lot of fans (even ones that aren't using racist slurs) are idiots and shouldn't be allowed through the door.
All I'm saying is that it is never OK for a player to cross the line into the stands and assault a fan. There is no excuse, even retaliation for a racist taunt. That was my point.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa - you read waaay too far into that||
I never(!), ever condoned racism in my response. Where did I say the fan was in the right? Or show me where I said it is OK for fans to call players racial slurs. Also, show me the proof where we know the fan did call Smart a racial slur.
My point (which you completely missed and probably don't even care about on your crusade to paint everyone who thinks Smart crossed a line as a racist) was that it is never OK for a player to cross the line into the stands and physically assault a fan. Never.
That doen't mean I'm OK with a fan dropping N-word all over the place (and for the record, no one actually knows if that happened, you are just assuming/hoping it did as some sort of excuse for Smart). Frankly, judging by the responses on this thread it would be a great move by Smart to just make up that the fan said something racist b/c for most people here that gives Smart a free pass to do whatever he wants.
Also, its absurd to say that "Smart didn't attack". There was nothing physical until Smart did attack. Smart is pretty lucky that this didn't get completely out of hand.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Did you watch the video?||
Being physically threatened doesn't mean verbally threatened. All Smart has to do is turn around and walk to the court and he is nice and safe.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||N-word||
I don't disagree with you, I just think it's pathetic that without any evidence there are people just assuming 'white fan and black player, must have said n-word. Let's give player a pass'.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Player is always in the wrong||
Unless the fan actually physically assaulted the player, there is never an excuse for a player to go after a fan. Even the N-word. Smart should learn that before going to the league.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ha||
So something made him want to go there and his parents not want him to go there... I love college!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ha||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ass||
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Knight||
Say what you want about bobby, but he was clean and a hell of a coach. There is no comparison between Knight and Crean.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The IRS angle||
Is exactly why I want it to happen. You want to see penalties for cheating...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Poor poor Izzo||
What a true underdog story. He should be coach of the year having to play B1G 10 ball with these crippled high schoolers...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
The in-game talking and sideline interview excitement can be excused partially to being 'amped up'.