2 careers end in 1 week?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by HatterDon, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    I finally:
    • found the utube for Blount's meltdown last evening AND
      watched the US Open Cup final on FSC this morning.

    It's stunning to see two top-flight athletes lose their rag so completely as did Blount and Wickes.

    Whatever plus marks Blount may have earned prior to the match, he's got ten times that many negatives now. I can't see any major college program wanting to take a chance on him, nor can I see any pro owner putting up with that kind of personality -- okay, maybe Jerry Jones.

    As for Wickes, he was playing the best football of the night [IMHO], until he stomped Montero in the ribcage ofter conceding. I'm watching and going: "What the fuck just happened there? Did I see what I just saw?" This guy is nowhere near any MLS side's #1 #1, although he was performing very creditably until ... . So, who's going to be interested in signing a GK who will throw away a club's most important match of the season, and then try to pick a fight with the 4th official?

    So, are Wickes and Blount finished in sports? Should they be?
  2. JP-STL

    JP-STL New Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Of the two, I thinks Wickes' action was the more reprehensible. Blount lashed out in frustration after being taunted. Wickes' action seemed cold and calculated. He got up and calmly walked toward the opposing player and stomped as he walked by. Kinda like the difference between manslaughter and murder.

    I think Blount should get a suspension, but nothing career ending. Wickes ought to get worse...a season-long ban perhaps.
  3. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    HD; I watched the replay as well of the DC match, and w/out knowing of the stomp was as stunned as you. As a "professional" you can't stomp someone in the middle of a game and then act like a fool in protesting your innocence. I'm not sure if this a pattern of behavior for Wicks, but how can you trust putting him again if you're the coach??

    Blount apologized profusily to both sets of fans, teams, etc. right after the game in the locker room. What he has done has cost himself the signing bonus (gauranteed $$) a first or second round pick recieves. If he stays in Eugene, stays part of the team, works hard, and graduates he'll give himself the chance to play at the next level.
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