Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank you, Marshall Henderson

A funny thing happened on Saturday night. I was in the Marriott Center watching BYU and Utah, and I looked down at the Utah bench and it struck me: I don't hate any of these guys.

This might be the first time in a long time that I don't truly loathe any particular player on the Utah roster.

Then this happened:

Video Courtesy of KSL.com



Thank you, Marshall Henderson, for giving me another reason to hate the Utes. I knew it was only a matter of time before another Utah dirtbag stepped into the limelight.

10 comments:

Dylan Murphy said...

Nothing will ever compare to the that college soccer girl who destroyed everyone in sight and then some.

Rock said...

I didn't care for Kim Tillie, for whatever reason. Nor Luka Drca.

Allen said...

My question is why did Jackson Emery walk over and grab Henderson's arm after he threw the ball off of Tavernari? Seems like Henderson was just flinging Emery's hand off him. This whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. The contact with Emery's face was probably incidental. Emery must be quite the featherweight to be flung backward and knocked off his feet when two fingers of an open hand catch him on the cheek.

If Emery hadn't gotten in his face, grabbed his arm, after what as a completely legal play, would any of this have happened? I'm not saying Marshall is blameless -- he lost his cool. But I don't think you can lay the blame entirely on him.

That being said, BYU's got a heck of a team this year. Utah is struggling. Well done on Saturday, and good luck for the rest of your season.

Hate is such a strong word. said...

Hey Adam,

Didn't you read your Bible today? Oh, Jesus wasn't referring to the University of Utah. Sorry. I missed that footnote.

Matthew 5:38-40 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also."

Matthew 5:44 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you..."

Adam said...

Man, you Ute fans are so self-righteous...

Everyone loves a Zoobie said...

1) I assume you know I was just observing the clear difference between the "hate" drivel you write and the precepts of your religion. That was me pointing out a clear instance of hypocrisy, one of the things we love to hate about Zoobs.

2) Zoobs should just chill this season. You've got a hell of a basketball team and Ute fans know it, so you shouldn't worry about any sports-related smack talk this season.

3) You take yourselves much too seriously about your religion. I mean, as long as your cheerleaders have a mission statement about bringing souls unto Christ, then you're obviously open to ridicule. I mean, cheerleaders for Christ? HOLY. SHIT.

Heath and Shareen said...

I think Max's statement can apply to Ute basketball as well. The Yewts continue to prove they are classless (see comment above mine). Oh, I was assuming you knew what "hate" means in sports,. Give me a break. I hate the Lakers too, but I don't think that means I'm hypocritical!

Anonymous said...

Well, you are right. Though I don't see my comments as classless, I do, on the other hand, see them as juvenile. I'm probably just reacting bitterly to a terrible - downright embarrassing - Utah basketball season. I do, in fact, understand that in sports we often use the word "hate" to describe rivals, though we don't see them as legitimate enemies. I sincerely apologize. The Zoobs (which, by the way, is much more creative than a simple misspelling of the word "Utes", speaking of juvenile) can also cheer an excellent football recruiting season and it looks like BYU has many more years of football success ahead of it. I should learn to control my emotions, keep things in context and forgive the occasional self-righteous/hypocritical/presumptuousstatement by a BYU fan or representative mixing up sports and religion. In sum, I'm sorry.

Shareen said...

I wish everybody could leave religion out of sports. I am okay if people hate BYU, but not if that hate is because the players are Mormon (which they're all not). It always cracks me up when a Spewt fan (like that one better?) bashes on Mormons when their coach or Pres. or half their team is LDS. Apology accepted but not needed:)

Anonymous said...

I DO like "Spewt" better. Not quite "Zoobie," but getting there. I also hate it when people bring religion into sports. That's why I sometimes get incensed when I read BYU's football motto's like "Quest for Perfection," an OBVIOUS play on "be ye therefore perfect" and Coach Mendenhall's quote "The only reason to have a football program at BYU is to bring people unto Christ." When Mormon Utah fans hear that they are generally dumbfounded.

At any rate, I think this conversation is tired. I've apologized, you've accepted.