We like to keep it highbrow here at the Deuce. Diamond-encrusted monocle and ascot style is how we roll. Never mind our name. In spite of that, there’s always room for an exception. Women’s soccer fights always qualify. Watch Oregon’s Mercedes Walters hand out a beatdown to Oklahoma State’s Kyndall Treadwell.
Mercedes Walters is no Elizabeth Lambert but we salute her vigor anyway. It’s good to see someone pick up where LaGarrette Blount left off. Quack quack.
New Mexico head coach Steve Alford was forced to apologize for calling BYU’s Jonathan Tavernari an asshole when his handshake was refused after the Lobos’ hard-fought won against BYU. Non-Mormons would have taken his ass to the street. We already know what LaGarrette Blount would have done. Milwaukee Washington would have double Blounted his ass.
Quevyn Winters and Dominique Williams of Milwaukee Washington High School were suspended after punching a referee after their loss to Milwaukee Bradley Tech.
In the report filed with the WIAA, the official wrote that a player threw a punch at him and that an individual “launched at me again and hit me in the chest,” said Deb Hauser, the WIAA’s associate director.
Winters was suspended, per WIAA rule, for making aggressive contact with an official and will not only miss the end of this season but 25% of the team’s games to start next season. That is six contests.
The investigation found that Williams did not touch the official, but he was suspended for the remainder of the season by MPS for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Who knew Milwaukee high school basketball was so gangsta?
Washington coach Jay Kenseth didn’t witness the incident as he was shaking hands with Tech players. However that didn’t stop him from saying that punches weren’t thrown.
… Based on what his assistant coaches told [Kenseth], he doesn’t believe there was a punch.
“As far as it being a situation where somebody got punched, that’s not true,” Kenseth said.
It never happened but he apologized on behalf of his players and the school. Now that’s some textbook Arsene Wenger for you.
Here’s footage from the New Mexico-BYU post-game confrontation. Unfortunately there’s no audio of Alford calling Tavernari an asshole. He’s just mad that he’s not getting his own planet when he dies. Dumb dumb dumb.
I saw this picture of Jerry Tarkanian and Larry Johnson together as UNLV beat #12 BYU over the weekend and I had a massive flashback to 1990 and 1991. Those were fantastic college basketball years. How much would you pay to see Larry Johnson, Greg Anthony, Stacey Augmon, Anderson Hunt and Jerry Tarkanian barnstorm around like the Globetrotters? I might pay 20 bucks if LJ runs around in his Grandmama wig and dress the whole time. Neverthless, it is cool to see these guys again, and actually hanging out together. I don’t have any idea why I think its fascinating…it just is.
Oh wait, do you remember Grandmama? If you do, then you remember how damn solid those commercials were. Converse made some BANK with that action. Since we’re talking about Larry Johnson and Grandmama, lets flashback, to a few of those commericals, shall we? Read the rest of this entry