okay. i am livid. i was watching SportsCenter -- mainly because of that jackassinine fight at the pistons/pacers/fans game.
a beer was thrown by a fan and it hit Artest who was laying on a table... granted. fans shouldn't throw beer or other items. let's get that straight.
BUT... if you are making millions of fucking dollars to dribble a fucking orange ball and oh-poor-baby, someone throws a beer at you... you DO NOT EFFING RUN INTO THE STANDS AND THROW PUNCHES AT SOMEONE WHO (you think, because you were laying down and didn't see) THREW A BEER AT YOU.
what should you do if you are a millionaire ballplayer?
LET THE EFFING SECURITY GET THE CULPRIT.
you DO NOT. i repeat DO NOT jump into the effing stands like a 'roided up lunatic and beat the shit out of them... in front of children. CHILDREN.
here's why i am pissed off... besides the crapass sportsmanship...
on SportsCenter, their "ShootAround" or whatever the hell they're calling their "guys at the desk"... the one ass (yeah i am cursing like a trucker.) the one ass on the far right says:
"well i would have done the same thing. if you were walking in Times Square and someone threw a beer on you, you would do the same thing!"
um... NO... any frigging sane person would grab a cop - that's what you are SUPPOSED TO DO. you aren't supposed to take it into your own hands and beat the snot out of anyone and everyone.
i say suspend those players? HELL NO. i say kick them off the team.
do you really think that things will go smoothly if they step onto the court again?
frigging throwing punches. throwing chairs. wielding some sort of - what looked like - a speaker stand... at the fans.
kids crying. fans bloody from crack-ass basketball players. old ladies thrown on the floor (seriously. did anyone see THAT?)
and the SportsCenter guys are condoning these actions saying also, that players "have every right to do that if beer is thrown on them"
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
yes. they also said it was the worst thing they've ever seen in sports.
at least sports illustrated/cnn's chris mannix is also saying that artest needs to be kicked out. good.
that's it. thank god i've never wanted to go see an NBA game. that's the only "big" pro sport i haven't seen.
BRING BACK HOCKEY, DAMMIT. it's more civil.