PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
What a touching story...
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Thanks. Glad you noticed...
Oyster & Nuts are the 1st 2 to comment on a tea-bagging story. Lol. Synergy!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Actually we weren't the first 2 - but I like where you're minds at...wait, no, no I don't...awe what the hell - up vote for you either way!
I don't like ESPN, but that's a well written piece. Very interesting.
Well written, yes, but I could do without the condescending "...perhaps you, dear reader" tone.
The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering
I didn't expect to read the whole thing, but it was a well-written story giving the perspective of both sides and their families about the situation. It was also interesting and eye-opening about the world we live in today, both from the social media perspective, and the fact that you better stay with your friends, because strangers (for the most part) aren't going to help you out in today's society.
I feel sorry for the LSU fan, but strangely enough, I feel for the Alabama fan as well. Who hasn't done something stupid after drinking too much? (Unless you don't drink obviously) Luckily I've never done anything to this magnitude, and this story will give me something to consider when partying.
I'm not saying the 'Bama fan shouldn't have been punished. He should have and is extremely lucky for what he got.
Here's hoping all parties involved can get back to a normal life soon.
You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy
I don't know about you, but when I get inebriated I refrain from rubbing my johnson all over some dude's face.
Heh, sorry if it sounded like I didn't refrain from that...
I just meant that I have done things while drunk that I've regretted the next day, but never to the level of exposing myself or even considering doing that. Its usually just some dumb comment to someone.
Oh I can understand regretting things you've done while inebriated, this is just one of those instances where in my mind there shouldn't be any sympathy. Then again I'm just a cold-hearted, draconian SOB.
I agree William. Now if some nice looking girl is passed out....kidding.
"Here officer, hold my beer while I find my license."
I respectfully agree with most of that, & it is unfortunate for both sides. However, I could be blind drunk on moonshine & the thought of pulling my bag out in public to place on another mans face, over a sports event or for an reason at all, would not cross my mind. I know this to be true because I have been blind drunk on moonshine before - in New Orleans nonetheless & the bag stayed tucked away...So while it's unfortunate & we all do dumb things, especially when we drink, I still don't have much empathy for a guy who rubs his nuts on another mans passed out face regardless of the situation or how much alcohol was involved.
Point taken. I guess I didn't word my thoughts well enough. I think most of my empathy for his side of the situation goes towards his family. I have a young child as well, so putting myself in the guy's shoes (though I would NEVER do that) painted a pretty ugly picture for what would happen.
Yes - I meant no shot at you at all. I saw your point. I was really just stating there's a point where you no longer claim drunk. I wouldn't have posted it had I seen that William already said something similar but it took a while to type as I'm on a tablet...
Well written piece, but I really didn't like the judgmental tone of the article. All those "Surely not you, dear reader" - like statements made it seem like we (read: the blogosphere's) were part of the problem for having and posting comments about the guy, nevermind the fact that--had it not been for the dilligent work of sites like Deadspin--this crime would have remained annonymus. Was his sentence extreme? Sure. Does it fit the crime? Nope. But it doesn't mean that the guy doesn't deserve punishment.
Having heard his story, I feel genuinely bad for both parties involved, but just because you don't remember it doesn't suddenly absolve you from all blame. I don't see ESPN writing about Phil Spector in the same way.
I thought all of the "dear reader" comments were a little strange. Was the writer channeling this guy?
My upvote may only be counted as one, but it's a hundred in intent.
I may be in the minority, but I think the sentence was grossly extreme. He might get out in 10 months for something that did nothing more than embarrass his victim? BS. Drunk drivers get much less time and they put people's lives at risk. I don't think Downings ballsack threatened anyone's life........
Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University
Obviously the judge is an LSU fan.
(and was more than likely picked on in school too, now it's payback time)
STDs can be very deadly.
I think it's grossly extreme too. Was it a good decision to get so drunk that you lose your friends, phone and pass out in public? No. Was it a good decision to tea-bag some dude you don't know? No. Was it a good idea to videotape and upload such a video? No.
We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)
WOAH WOAH WOAH. If as an American, I'm not allowed to rub my testicles on a sleeping man's face, than I'm just gonna move to Canada, god damnit.
LMAO. What's this country coming to?
BTW, He wasn't sleeping. He was passed the f%^k out.
Big difference. I'd like to see him try to teabag a sleeping pit bulldog.
That sports anchor sat at my bar and had a "talk" with his son ab being involved in the video. Was pretty funny. I think his allowance took quite the hit.
****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in. FACT
I just don't know how it went from "WOOO BAMA!" to "Nuts on the face".
There are a lot of steps that need to be taken to get there and I just can't really know how it got there.
SEC! SEC! SEC! SEC!
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Let this be a lesson to us all: Alcohol and SEC football do not mix. Not only does it cause you to chant acronyms but also rub your genetalia on an opposing fan.
So much for conference solidarity...
The true crime here is that so many people were actually eating at Krystal on Bourbon St. I walked in there once, after the Sugar Bowl, and walked right back out. Gross, and to think that LSU fan's face was on the counter, and the Bama guy exposed his sack in that environment.
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