Warning: is_readable() [function.is-readable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(D:\Inetpub\thesportsreportgirl/wp-content/plugins/D:\Inetpub\thesportsreportgirl/wp-content/plugins/platinum-seo-pack/platinum_seo_pack-en_US.mo) is not within the allowed path(s): (D:\;C:\php5;C:\Temp;C:\Windows\Temp) in D:\Inetpub\thesportsreportgirl\wp-includes\l10n.php on line 319
LeGarrette Blount | The Sports Report Girl

Hasta La Vista, Larry!

November 9, 2009 by SRG  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

Somehow I find it ironic that Larry Johnson would get released the same day LeGarrette Blount was reinstated by the University of Oregon. I also find it ironic that he would have the nerve to call others the three letter “F” word while posing in such a gay fashion with a teammate. But hey, that’s Larry for you!

As for those Kansas City fans that never warmed up to Larry, and there were plenty of them, this particular nightmare is finally over. After several years of embarrassing himself, the team and most of the city, the Larry Johnson era is officially over.
“Thanks, Larry! And don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way to irrelevancy!”

We could all see this one coming, couldn’t we? I mean you just don’t insult your boss the way he did and expect to keep your job. And believe me, that’s exactly what this is about. The Political Correctness of punishing him for using a gay slur was simply window dressing. It gave the team an easy out… a socially responsible excuse for getting rid of a troubled has-been that wasn’t producing on the field and who was a distraction off the field.

Let’s face it… if Larry were putting up Chris Johnson or Cedric Benson numbers, he would still be with the Chiefs. But Todd Haley knows his team is going nowhere this year, and Johnson isn’t in his plans for next year. So why not cut bait? It’s smart to move on and give someone else a chance to distinguish themselves.

If Larry hopes to ever make something of himself again, he should take a page out of LeGarrette Blount’s hand book for rehabilitating one’s image. If you get another shot, then keep your mouth shut. And if you do open your mouth, deliver on what you promise.

On Campus: week 6

October 9, 2009 by SRG  
Filed under College Football, Football, SRG's Blog

The Chair of the Florida State Board of Trustees has publicly called for this to be Bobby’s last year as head coach. With the program underperforming for a number of years now, plus the presence of “coach in waiting” Jimbo Fisher, the sentiment seems to be growing. But how do you show a legend, and the one who built your program from the ground up, the door?

Proving You Can’t Make a Hoe a Housewife

October 3, 2009 by Dion Rabouin  
Filed under College Football, Football, SRG's Blog

There’s a song by Kurupt, a West-coast rapper from Compton, with a chorus that goes something like: “This here is one of them occasions/Where the homie’s not doin it right/So what you found you a hoe that you like/But you can’t make a hoe a housewife.” It’s quite a catchy little diddy and whether you’re comfortable with the terminology involved, Kurupt has a good point: You can’t make someone into something that they are not.

In this particular case, the “homie” is Oregon coach Chip Kelly and the “hoe” is LaGerrette Blount. You may have heard on Friday that Kelly said he would consider reinstating Blount onto the team as early as November 7th, easing the season-long suspension that the university imposed on him. Kelly is effectively trying to turn Blount into a housewife and it just ain’t happening. While the incident where Blount cold cocked Boise State’s Byron Hout on national television was the most egregious of Blount’s offenses, it’s certainly not his first.

In his first season at Oregon, Blount – who transferred to Oregon from East Mississippi Community College because he didn’t have the grades to get into a single school in the SEC – reportedly clashed with former head coach Mike Bellotti a number of times. The most widely acknowledged was the time Blount was suspended for the first quarter of the team’s 2008 game against Cal for “not following team rules.” He was suspended again by Kelly before the 2009 season started for the exact same unspecified offense (not following the rules). Then, prior to the game, Blount mouthed off to reporters about how the Ducks owed Boise State an “ass whoopin.”

Reports coming out of Eugene were that Blount was skating on thin ice before the team even took the field in Boise, and we all saw how that ended. Kelly is an old-fashioned good guy. Clearly he wants to give the kid, who comes from a rough place and has worked hard, another shot. But Kelly needs to learn that what’s best for a troubled youngster might not be what’s best for his football team, his program, or even himself.

Blount is a hard-head and a thug who hasn’t learned his lesson and probably never will. Had he just thrown the punch, it would have been forgivable. But what (should have) sealed his fate was the fact he was so out of control that he actually tried to go into the stands and fight the opposing team’s fans. That’s not the mark of someone who needs to be on the football field anytime soon… it’s the mark of someone who needs years – literally years – of emotional and psychiatric counseling.

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline