Elijah Johnson Cheap Shot

Did you see the flagrant 1 in the NCAA game last night? Kansas (a team I had already said would have been out of the tournament in the Round of 32), was playing Michigan. Early in the game, Elijah Johnson hit Mitch McGary with a fist below the belt when McGary attempted to set a pick. McGary crumpled to the floor, and Johnson got called for the flagrant 1.

It was obvious Johnson “meant to do that.” No excuse for this kid. His game last night was inexplicable. He picked up three fouls before the half, and ended up blowing the game-tying play in overtime.

What I found interesting was the reaction to the play from “fans” on the Yahoo website. A lot of people were reaching for their race card even before the first half ended:

Could be a racist incident…..oh yea blacks can’t show racisim

Third rail, back when I played college basketball that guy would have gotten killed before he could get out of the gym! Nothing but another punk! If a white guy would have done that to a black guy he would have been prosecuted for it!

The Affiirmative Action thug Johnson should have been kicked out of the game for that cheap shot, but, he will now spend the rest of his life knowing he cost Kansas the game for all his misplays.

Another example of black on white violence in sports.

Pretty interesting. Fans were talking about how Johnson needed to go to jail, needed to get thrown out of school, was affirmative action, etc. The sports thing was how Johnson got called for the flagrant one and that was that. When you get a foul called on you in sports, that’s supposed to be the penalty. Personally, I think those fans have their own agenda. The Dagger article didn’t mention the racial aspect; meanwhile the fans took off on their own angle.

Another thing we’ve always stressed is, things don’t happen in a vacuum. Like LB James flagrant one on Carlos Boozer the other night. The Bulls had been beating the guy up all night, then he comes back with a cheap shot of his own. Don’t know what the Kansas plan was, but obviously it didn’t work out well, did it?

 

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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