Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A Word on Taunting with Musings by Conan, the Barbarian

What to do about taunting?

I dig what Switters and the ND fans are saying about taunting. I really do. It's not classy, it's not necessary and it can detract from the game. But it's human nature, as Conan, the Barbarian indicated in the following passage:

Mongol General: Conan, what is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
Mongol General: That is good.

So let's not pretend the Buckeyes are above playing dirty.

Despite the mild, calming presence of the wimpiest coach in Division I, (I have it on good authority that the only artists on Tressel's iPod are James Taylor, Kenny G and Sting - after his breakup with the police) Ohio State still manages to play some of the must thugged-out football since the XFL.

Just ask former Wisconsin QB Jim Sorgi, seen here bearing witness to tOSU's own brand of non-verbal communication a la linebacker Robert Reynolds.

It was later confirmed by instant replay, and medical forensics while Sorgi recuperated in the ICU, that what Reynolds was trying to communicate was a choke hold.

What's a little taunting compared to a choke hold?

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