College Football

Isn’t throat slashing illegal in college football?

This was a horribly scary and sobering weekend to be an athlete. Not only did Jamaal Tinsley get blasted at by some green-eyed goons out way past their bedtimes, but a South Carolina football player got his throat slashed in a fight near campus.

Senior defensive end Jordin Lindsey, who was ineligible to play this year because of poor grades, got into a fight with two men early Saturday morning when he was cut by something, possibly a broken bottle. And talk about a tough kid, Lindsey needed surgery but was released on Sunday.

The elder Lindsey [father Billy] said Jordin Lindsey and his twin, Dustin, also a Gamecocks player, were walking early Saturday morning in Five Points, a neighborhood known for its college bar scene and restaurants.

Two men yelled at the brothers from across a street, but the twins didn’t think much about it — until they heard footsteps and Jordin Lindsey was stabbed, Billy Lindsey said.

We’re glad to hear that Lindsey is recovering, but we’re somewhat disappointed to hear that being 6-foot-3 and weighing 256 pounds just doesn’t intimidate like it use to. Then again, these punks did have to attack from behind, displaying the yellow streaks running down their backs. But don’t worry, according to Dr. Gordon Nuber, in 50 years or so, athletes might not ever have to worry about someone trying to pick a fight with them.


[]: Attacker slashes Gamecock’s neck

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Steve Spurrier finally loses to Vandy and now he’s become wussified

We’ve already heard Mike Gundy tell us all about how he’s “a man” and he’s “40” and how it just isn’t right to talk negatively about “kids” who play college football. You know the same kids who are responsible enough to take courses from the road while they are generating millions of dollars for universities across the country. Yea, those same little tikes that get bombarded with some of the wickedest criticisms from their own coaches. Just ask Mike Leach what the proper way to handle these fragile egos is.

Well, now we’ve got the Ol’ Ball Coach saying that he doesn’t feel “college kids” should have to hear boos. C’mon, not the Ball Coach!

University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier not only heard the boos as the sixth-ranked Gamecocks struggled on offense against Vanderbilt, but they surprised him.

The boos came early as the Gamecocks committed two turnovers in their first five plays as the Commodores took a 17-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 17-6 victory Saturday.

“That’s the first time that’s happened, isn’t it?” Spurrier said Sunday. “I just assumed they were booing me and the coaches for a bad play call.”

Spurrier said he hoped the fans weren’t booing the players, which he feels is out of line.

“I’ve always sort of gone under the thought that professional players get paid. So you can boo them all you want, and they accept that,” he said. “But college kids are amateurs, and I don’t think you should boo them.”

Not that Spurrier was trying to say the fans didn’t have a right to be upset.

“We had some sporadic play there, and that’s just the way it happened,” he said. “But I would hope the booing would cease, and hopefully we won’t give them a lot of reasons to boo. But I hope that doesn’t continue.

Listen, we think it’s pretty lame to boo your own team regardless of their play, but whatever. If you play like crap then we as fans have every right to let you know you’re playing like crap. Just quit trying to act like the `delicate psyches’ of the players are going to shatter at the first hint of criticism.

Geez, are we supposed to think these big, strong guys are really just a bunch of Chris Crockers in disguise?


[]: Spurrier Doesn’t Want Fans Booing Players

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Hey bro, I just said it’d be nice if you could come to the game

We talkin bout practice!

It’s nice when a man cares so much about his brother that he will go out of his way to attend a spring scrimmage for the Carolina Gamecocks. Not only did Demetrius Pepper shoot a coworker at his grocery store in the face and steal her car to get to the game, when that car broke down, he shot and killed a retired schoolteacher and stole her car. That’s perseverance folks. He didn’t just give up because the first car broke down. Nope, he had a meaningless scrimmage game to go to.

Demetrius was arrested just 15 minutes after the game started when someone noticed a suspicious car outside the stadium and police found him at the vehicle that belonged to the slain schoolteacher. He is being held without bail.

Nathan Pepper, who is a sophomore defensive tackle at USC, had no comment. You have to feel sorry for the two shooting victims who were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time when Demetrius went batshit crazy and decided it was perfectly ok to shoot people and steal cars because he needed to get somewhere. Guess what Demetrius, it’s gonna be even harder to see the games from prison.

[The State]: Man charged with murder