Once a thug, always a thug

October 16th, 2006

University of Miami football analyst and former player Lamar Thomas was fired today for remarks he made during the brawl between Miami and Florida International University football teams Saturday night. As the fight raged, Thomas made some idiotic remarks.

“Now, that’s what I’m talking about,” Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. “You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don’t come into the OB playing that stuff. You’re across the ocean over there. You’re across the city. You can’t come over to our place talking noise like that. You’ll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing.”

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“I say, why don’t they just meet outside in the tunnel after the ball game and get it on some more? You don’t come into the OB, baby,” Thomas said. “We’ve had a down couple years but you don’t come in here talking smack. Not in our house.”

I’ve been disappointed with the punishments these gang members in football uniforms have received. Anybody who threw a blow in that fight should miss the rest of the season. I don’t care if Miami and FIU have to send their scout teams and cheerleaders onto the field. And any player who swung a helmet or crutch, or who took a kick at another player, needs to be off the team, immediately and permanently. These coaches seem to have taken the Mike Shula correspondence course in team discipline. Hey fellas, you want some ice cream with that slap on the wrist?

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Still to come: updates on the Auburn-Florida game, the rain, and our recent outings.

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