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pbriz
01-09-2008, 06:59 PM
http://onlineathens.com/stories/010908/mensbb_20080109078.shtml

At no point in the article does Felton or Butler recognize that they took a timeout before the play happened.....

Angelo Roncalli
01-09-2008, 08:10 PM
Absolutely correct. Also ignored is the fact that after the stupid time out, Georgia was guarding the inbounds play in the backcourt with a press on.

MBZags
01-09-2008, 08:14 PM
Ridiculous. They shouldn't even be trying to justify it. Just own up to it and apologize like the grown men they're supposed to be.

applezag
01-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I find it hilarious that this guy thinks it's disrespectful that Pargo would dunk at the end of that game. If Gerogia had put their five under the hoop, GU would have dribbled that clock out. It was up to them to concede that the game was over. I have no problem with them calling the TO or pressing, but don't turn around and have an issue with the other team acting like the game isn't over either.

I have the perfect solution to his problem: outplay the opponent and don't put yourself in the position to get dunked on in the first place. Only losers whine about scores getting "shown up" or scores run up on them. It's just a dunk, dude, you'll live through it.

ZagNut08
01-09-2008, 08:52 PM
That article shows how pathetic and classless the georgia men's bball team is at this moment

I'm glad butler is "amused" by the situation...

sittingon50
01-09-2008, 08:57 PM
:horse:

The Devil made me do it.

Ziggy
01-09-2008, 09:22 PM
Sure, leave out the salient points and that good ole' Butler boy sure seems harmless, doesn't he? Ditto for Felton. And what a a nice clean program too!

treehorn
01-09-2008, 10:00 PM
"I'm a guy that doesn't smoke, drink. I don't curse. And they make me out to be this malicious guy. I'm like 'Wow'."

The guy is twisted. What other antisocial behaviors does Butler figure his clean living entitles him?

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VanZagar
01-10-2008, 04:06 AM
The last statement says it all. Georgia had quit in a couple of previous losses and the coach was on the team to "play aggressively" for the entire game. He coached aggressively by calling time out and setting up an aggressive defense. They played aggressively on the inbounds play and the Zags beat them with an aggressive pass down the court. His player commits a hard/dirty foul as if the game was on the line. It was all good except for the dirty, dangerous part of the foul and the whining about JP trying to show them up.

JAGzag
01-10-2008, 04:34 AM
I don't think he realizes he's saying he did it on purpose! On one side of his mouth he says "I wasn't trying to hurt the guy" as if his takedown was accidental. Then he goes on to justify his actions by saying "when a guy goes up for a dunk, we consider that disrespectful" and "we just didn't want them to celebrate by getting an easy dunk on us to finish the game off" - which tells us his true intentions, that he was pissed! What a jackass.

kjstoph1
01-10-2008, 05:15 AM
I was seated directly adjacent to the rail on the tunnel from where Mr. Butler was escorted.

I will NEVER forget the smarmy smirk on his face as he left the Arena. He's lucky that wasn't in Pullman and taking down someone like Kyle Weaver - he'd have left in a body bag.

Putting PR lipstick on his behavioral pig is still pig-like behavior.

If he'd man up and say "I made a mistake...I got caught up in the moment", I'd probably exercise a little forgiveness and love (see...even us Protestants can pick up on some Jesuit thought through osmosis). Until then, let the wrath of God rain down holy terror on evil-doers.

Go Georgia Tech!

ExtremeJim
01-10-2008, 06:03 AM
I will NEVER forget the smarmy smirk on his face...

It probably wasn't evident for those that were at the game, but Butler had that same facial expression from the opening tip. It was very striking to me as a TV viewer, at every break in play for free throws, for example, he wore that "smarmy smirk." I thought at first it was his reaction as an SEC player to the tight foul-calling style of the west-coast officiating crew, much in the way the Zags never could adjust to the SEC crew in the Tennessee game.

But by the middle of the second half, I had concluded it was his normal facial expression. Some sportsmen just have an incongruous "game-face," cf: Phil Mickelson's sheepish grin, whether he's winning or losing...he can't look intense if he tries.

I wish Pargo had followed the dictates of behavior of an earlier age, and after catching the pass, established his dribble and turned sharply to his left, toward the bench, to dribble out the clock. That would have left Butler in the air at high speed, both arms extended to grab Jeremy's shoulders for the take-down, sailing over the endline like Wile E. Coyote, to be impaled on the 40-inch telephoto lens of that photographer in the landing zone.

But, this is the Internet age, where every action must be weighed for "making statements" and tripled-dipped in smack. It's not entertainment, if nobody gets hurt.

CDC84
01-10-2008, 08:34 AM
Something tells me we may not see a renewal of the Gonzaga/UGA series.....

lothar98zag
01-10-2008, 09:17 AM
Something tells me we may not see a renewal of the Gonzaga/UGA series.....
fine by me.


& Go Miss St, bama, Hogs, Tenn, S Car, Ken, Vandy, UF, LSU, Aub, & Ole Miss!

77Zag
01-10-2008, 09:39 AM
Perhpas i'm wrong, but was Butler the fool that missed a layup when Pargo totally faked a block attempt by Geogia and made him look bad?
Perhaps he was still angered by this exchange?
Help me, was it the Butler that did it???

pbriz
01-10-2008, 09:56 AM
Perhpas i'm wrong, but was Butler the fool that missed a layup when Pargo totally faked a block attempt by Geogia and made him look bad?
Perhaps he was still angered by this exchange?
Heep me, was it the Butler that did it???

not entirely sure but I thought that was Gaines

lothar98zag
01-10-2008, 09:57 AM
not entirely sure but I thought that was Gaines
somebody go watch the game - STAT!