Some poor dude just got body slammed!
This was no ordinary pump slam, but a freakin' come from behind suplex!
Oh man this fight was titties!
Sure it wasn't classy, but come on! Don't tell me you didn't find yourself grinning and shaking your head a little.
(I was going for FIU by the way.)
sounds like a good old fashioned melee
Updated Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 5:15 a.m.
Miami Gets One Last Fight In Before Coker's Fired
Good night Larry Coker.
Your time is done ... probably very soon .
Miami beat Florida International 35-0 Saturday night in a game marred by a wild brawl in the third quarter that had fists flying, helmets swinging and even crutches being used as weapons.
Crutches as weapons ... wtf?
In all, 13 players were ejected -- eight from FIU, five from Miami, and each will likely face one-game suspensions. Officials from both conferences, the Atlantic Coast and Sun Belt, are expected to review the game tape to determine if additional sanctions are necessary.
"It was something that neither of us wanted," Miami coach Larry Coker said.
No pooh Larry.
It was the first meeting between the programs, whose campuses are 9 miles apart and have rosters almost entirely filled with players from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the two largest in South Florida. Tensions were high throughout the night, with several occurrences of heated words being exchanged after plays ended.
But those verbal jousts were nothing compared with what happened with 9:00 left in the third quarter.
"It was a great game," FIU quarterback Josh Padrick said, "until 9 minutes left in the third quarter."
James Bryant caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Wright, then drew a 15-yard flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. After making the catch, he appeared to point at the FIU (0-7) bench, then took a theatrical bow toward the stands.
"It's not our fault," said Miami's Kenny Phillips, who had an interception. "Whatever it was, it wasn't us."
Moments later, Jon Peattie kicked the extra point and the melee began; replays showed an FIU player crashing into Miami holder Matt Perrelli. Pushing among players quickly turned into punches, both sidelines quickly emptied and several fights broke out.
"I have no idea how it happened," FIU coach Don Strock said.
[PFT Comment: Strock went to Virginia Tech.]
The brawl lasted about five minutes, and it took officials several more minutes to sort out the penalties. More than two dozen uniformed police officers came onto the field, trying to end the fights, and at least one incident of fan fighting broke out in the Orange Bowl stands. Police officers, including some wearing helmets, continued to surround the perimeter of the field for the remainder of the game.
"Shocked, anger, both, all the emotions," Coker said when asked what he felt watching the melee. "College football doesn't need it, FIU doesn't need it and certainly we don't need it. It's just not the way we wanted this game to unfold. Obviously we're very happy with the win but we didn't want the altercation."
Hey Larry -- you might want to practice experiencing that "no job" feeling, too.
"This won't be a big negative on the University of Miami," Coker said. "I'll put it that way."
News Item: this is the stupidest thing ever said.
Watch all the fun here.
Here's a good clip of the fight on youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1JWeE9KqZjQ