Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sick em boy!

John Chaney sicked one of his dogs on a St. John player over bad calls by a ref. How long do you think Chaney should be suspended? Do you think this should be handled by the law? Was it that much different then a hockey goon sent to knock some heads?


Blogger CosmicPal said...

Is it different than hockey? Of course it is- hockey is a contact sport and the players are wearing pads, and that sort of behavior is expected.

Basketball though is not considered a contact sport, and coaches do not make it a habit to pull players off the bench to go phuck someone up.

He should be not only be suspended, but removed from coaching for at least a year. This is college- not the pros.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Well, unfortunately I can't really comment on the situation since I don't know a whole lot about it. I haven't watched much ESPN lately, nor have I been reading the stories on ESPN.com, so my knowledge about the incident is worthless.

However, just reading what the topic is about and what Cosmic wrote, I will have to say suspended for the remaining part of this year as well as all of next year. I don't feel removal from coaching permanetly is a punishment that fits the crime.

I will disagree with you on one thing Cosmic - just because players are wearing pads and whatnot and because it's a contact physical sport, does not make that sort of behavior "acceptable" or "expected".

What I think the average fan doesn't realize is how much pressure are on these players/coaches at the college level and above. Does it make it right? No, but unless the average Joe has played at that level, they will never fully understand what kind of mental and physical preparation goes into each game.

9:21 AM  
Blogger RED said...

First of I'd like to say I was pretty shocked when I heard about this, especially about John Chaney. Just seems out of his character to have one of his players do something like this. I think Chaney should be fired honestly... He ruined that kid who got his arm broke career. If they are going to fire coaches for joining march madness pools or going to strip clubs or even going to a frat party and having a few drinks then they should fire John Chaney for sending a goon out to injure another player. I don't think this needs to be handles by the law but then at the same time the kid who broke his arm should get something for getting his career ruined. So who knows we might just see a large settlement go down for this.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I just read the article on this incident on espn.com and wow. I'll defend Chaney a little bit, I'm sure he never intended on having that kid's arm break, but nevertheless, I agree Red, he should be fired. If Temple keeps Chaney on as head coach, that shows the administration is allowing a coach because of his history in the sport to show unsportsmanlike conduct. I think any non-tenured or historical coach at any other university would have been immediately fired.

I do see a lawsuit coming from this ONLY if that player doesn't get a chance to play in the NBA. I'm sure they will use that excuse that he could have made the Pro's, etc, and now he can't, so he lost out on millions, etc.

Nice gesture of Chaney to pick up the medical tab, but that should have been expected, not offered.

There comes a time in your life that you just have to walk away from something, perhaps this is the last we'll see of Chaney

10:06 AM  
Blogger RED said...

It's funny he coaches the Temple Owl's because he looks just like an owl with those sunken in, black droopy eye's of his

1:38 PM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

He looks like a black zombie.

7:35 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Haa yea he should start a band

8:04 AM  
Anonymous arvadamike said...

Actually I helped him this past summer in golf and he is quite the player. He did this so he can put more time into his golf game.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Gregster22 said...


I know more about basketball since i am a center. the player is at fault for listening to coach in the first place, chaney is a great coach and i will play for him after high school


10:40 AM  

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