Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Urban Meyer on Brandon Spikes

"That's not who he is."

Right you are, Coach. He's really Moe.




15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very poor sportsmanship that should not be thrown under the rug. Unforunately, some individuals have this in their make up.

Stupid mistake.

Anonymous said...

half of a game against vandy? wow, coach, that's some tough love there. wonder what he would have done if the eye gouge came in the game before the sec championship???!!!

J said...

I am so sick of hearing some derrivative of "that's not me." Have you noticed that is the line that is trotted out every time someone does something like this player did, or someone commits a violent crime, or uses a racial slur? It's a standard line in every public apology. Yes, Urban, this is who Brandon Spikes is, because Brandon Spikes did it.

BTW, thanks, Urban. You have given me a reason to hate Florida as much as I did when Spurrier was there.

And what does this say about the SEC itself? If you criticize the refs in public again, you're going to be suspended a game. If you attempt to hurt a player, you will sit out half a game. WTF???????????

Bill T said...

To the second anonymous poster - there was no eye gouge, the Georgia player was fine and never even mentioned it much less acted injured. This seems to be totally lost in the hysteria, nothing actually happened, just what people think they saw in a 1-second film clip. Idiots saying the same thing over and over doesn't make it true. God, you people are stupid. Do you get it? Nothing happened!

Meyer suspended Spikes for being in a position where something COULD have happened and losing his cool (after getting several cheap shots that were not called but are on video tape, funny how not one of you is calling on Mark Richt to punish his players), in other words, Meyer is taking pro-active steps to make sure something bad does not happen in the future. Because there is nothing to punish. And yet this penalty seems to light? Punishment for something that didn't actually happen but just looked bad? I think it's a shame Urban Meyer has to bow to the pressure of morons like you and media hacks who just like to stir the pot.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice Tim Tebow having to wash his eye out? Who was first? The announcers were concerned Tebow had been hit on the head on a tackle when he came up trying to focus his eyes. The issue wasn't the tackle (a shoulder to shoulder hit) but instead a finger in the face mask while he was on the ground. I hate to seen teams play that way but if someone is going after my QB - I just might be say an eye for an eye.

Anonymous said...

Bill T, the list of pot-stirrers, morons and media hacks would not be complete without a) Meyer's wife, who talked to him about it Sunday night, and b) defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who mentioned it Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

All you Gator haters are only making this an issue because Spikes is a Gator. Let it go. His "punishment" was handled my Meyer and approved by the SEC commissioner. Obviously the UGA player wasn't injured because he didn't say anything to the officials. 12:14 is correct Tebow had the same thing happen to him...where's the UGA suspension or even a little bit on conversation about it.

Others may hate but IT'S GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR!!!

michael a said...

Just because you shoot at someone and miss does not mean you did not intent to kill them! Spike needs to be suspended for the rest of the year-including bowl games. The Gators need to fined $100K, and Urban Meyers need to be put on probation by the NCAA for the rest of the year. Maybe he will start teaching sportmanship instead of gangstaship.

Bud's Wiser said...

I have read articles or comments where this, among worse things, is the norm in fumble piles. However, just because everyone does it does not mean it should be an accepted occurrence. When there is a possibility of malevolent intent for injury towards the athletes, there needs to be a deterrent. So, Brandon Spikes should be made an example of this punishment, as should those who follow in the crude pugilism on the football field.

J said...

You Gator backers are right - any intentional attempt to hurt a Gator player should also result in suspension.

And all you cats named anonymous - if you are going to call someone stupid, you should do 2 things:

1) Proofread your post and remove the gramatical and spelling errors.
2) Be man enough to identify yourself.

BillT said...

Just curious why the sports media are not saying anything about the #51 for Georgia, who not only reached inside the helmet as Brandon Spikes did, but actually poked and scratched the eyes of the occupant, which Spikes did not do and may not have had any intention of doing. Here is the video, from the Sun Sports broadcast which had a better angle....note 51 take Tebow down, and watch where his left hand is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw6ZHMJ2DO4&feature=player_embedded

So where is the outrage, you hypocrites?

Bigdawg said...

I just saw an article where Georgia's Jeff Ealey, the victim in the eye poke controversy, says Spikes should not be suspended. That surprises me given what I saw on the video, but if Ealey says “He really didn’t gouge my eyes. He really didn’t get a chance to get close to my eyes.” then that's good enough for me. In general I am totally in favor of suspending players and doing everything possible to reduce any unnecessary violence in football that is outside the rules regardless of the team and that goes for UGA players as well. But in this case, if Ealey doesn't want to "press charges" then far be it from me to contradict him.

Bigdawg said...

And now back to next weeks games: Go Dawgs ! Beat Tennessee Tech (we finally got a cupcake of our own ... hope they don't pull an Appalachian State on us)

Anonymous said...

But we know who Meyer is, someone who complains publicly about SEC officials.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4622769

Let's see if he gets fined or suspended as Slive promised.

Anonymous said...

Had it not been Florida there would have been a much more severe suspension. The SEC is doing all it can to make sure that FL and Alabama have a shot at the national championship. That was very obvious in the Alabama-Tenn game. Lots of slanted calls and no-calls to insure an Alabama win.