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You will get your ass beat if you rush the field at East Carolina after an upset!

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 10, 2008

Imagine if you will that your favorite team just pulled a major upset at home and with the adrenaline that is flowing you decide to rush the field like the other thousand or so fans. One would expect the cops to back off as long as people aren’t getting hurt or starting trouble. This isn’t the case at ECU in fact some people got their asses whipped and now there are plenty reports of police brutality flying around.

Several  police departments and the school investigating claims that the police over reacted when jubilant students stormed the field. There are two incidents, specifically, that East Carolina University Police Chief Scott Shelton says they are investigating for claims of excessive force. The first one is where an officer is seen seemingly throwing punches. The other is an incident where an officer slams a person to the ground. Shelton says, celebration is not a crime and use of excessive force is unacceptable.

“There’s no denying what you saw on film was sickening in nature, now what we have to do is make sure that we do a thorough investigation and find out, not what the person did for him to be taken to the ground, but why the punches were thrown,” Shelton says.

ECU police are assisted at home football games by officers from a number of jurisdictions, including the City of Greenville, Pitt County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Kinston, and Lenoir County.

Shelton said that at a briefing before the game, all officers were told that if ECU won the game and fans attempted to come onto the field, officers should try to deter them by making themselves visible. But if that failed, he said, officers were instructed to step back and focus on making sure that those on the field stayed safe.

“Obviously, the safety of the students, fans and athletes at the game is our first concern,” Shelton said. “It is simply unacceptable that anyone at a game is the victim of excessive force.”

Even though I wrote this parody about being a USC cop it was just that…a parody.

I have seen some videos from last Saturday and they are disturbing. Police officers are supposed to serve and protect. But who will protect the people from the officers the kids were happy over ECU winning the game and some were brutally beaten and for what? Is it a crime to get excited over your home team winning? Believe me there are a lot of good officers but it just takes a few to make them all look bad. These people came out paid their money for tickets to support their home team and when they win they can’t get excited! In all the videos that I saw I did not see anyone strike an officer but I did see officers beating numerous people I guess its just because the people were running past them on the field and that probably made them mad since some of them demand respect as if they are some kind of god that we as citizens have to worship. I am all for abiding by the law and I respect all people not just members of law enforcement.

Watch the lower right corner of the video below.

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I’ll admit that this YouTube video is gold

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 10, 2008

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Big Orange Roundtable Volume X Great another team from Alabama

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 10, 2008

Yes folks even though we’re still “not happy” about the UCLA game we are still moving forward with the Big Orange Roundtable because we care. This weeks edition is being hosted by Gate 21 however the asker of the questions is The View from the Hill who has moved operations over to Gate 21. Is everyone confused? Good! I hope he tells people whose turn it is to host for next week. (Hint Hint)

Ok let’s get to the roundtable for this week questions.

1. So we’re all still pissed off from losing to a UCLA team we would without a doubt beat at worst eight times out of 10, and now a pretty bad UAB team comes to Knoxville before the epic showdown with Florida and the rest of the SEC gauntlet – the deep breath before the plunge, if you will. What I simply want to know is what do YOU want to see from the Vols this Saturday?

The man seems to always read my mind…how did he know I was still pissed? He’s a sorcerer like Chris Angel!

I expect to see Crompton be more mobile this week. I expect to see the pocket moving instead of staying stagnant. With that little adjustment the pressure that was placed upon Crompton in the first game should be drastically reduced.

I expect to see Lincoln Logs attempt more field goals from the 40 yard line or below in order to see his confidence (and mine for that matter) restored.

I expect to see the passing lanes become tighter this week and to see the run defense dominate which it did in the first game.

I expect it see huge punt and kickoff returns from the Vols.

I also expect to see Hardesty starting in the place of “Fumbling Foster”.

Since the game is being aired on the Lincoln Financial network I expect to the see the three Daves which means I’ll mute the sound and listen to commentary on the Go Vols network.

Foster is a Philosophy major. He fumbles therefore he is.

2. Flashback to Saturday night in Gainesville: up 23-3, Florida gets a good punt return by Brandon James inside the Miami 20. With 1:56 left, Urban Meyer sends Tim Tebow back in, and, after a screen pass, a throw into the endzone, and a lost-yardage run, Florida kicks a sand-in-the-face field goal with :25 left, prompting a death stare from Cane coach Randy Shannon and eventually a “handshake” at midfield after the game. Thoughts?

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Yeah Meyer is an asshole. I’m sorry but it’s true. I would be saying the same thing if Fulmer did that. It makes no sense to keep the starters in at the time. It would be one thing if Meyer had the third string out there and they scored a TD after all he can’t tell his players not to try their best, but the first sting? You’ve got to be kidding me.

3. And finally, a question that I’m not sure has been so directly asked in the course of the Roundtable, but one that needs answering: the “woo” in Rocky Top…do you “woo” and why do/don’t you “woo”?

I’m not a woo’er. I find it annoying and little to redneckish. Plus I believe the man alive that is allowed to “woo” is Ric Flair.

As always be more like me and check all the members of the Big Orange Roundtable to see what their answers are. The links are below.

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