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December 13, 2011

Texans Fullback: Adam Jones Spit on Me: Houston Texans fullback Lawrence Vickers claimed that Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones spit in his face after a fumble pileup in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Vickers said he went to the sideline seething about Jones, a frequent disciplinary problem when he was still known as "Pacman." Vickers said, "I had to let the Lord handle him. The Lord don't put bad things on people, but I left it up to Him. I prayed real hard -- I almost lost myself out there."

posted by rcade to football at 11:15 AM - 27 comments

It's one thing to crack down on helmet-to-helmet hits. If we're going to start crying about what happens in the pile, stop playing football.

"I prayed real hard -- I almost lost myself out there."

Good grief. I think you're doing it wrong.

posted by yerfatma at 11:20 AM on December 13

From what I've heard about being at the bottom of a football pileup, being spit upon seems almost genteel.

posted by kmzh at 11:24 AM on December 13

The spitting incident was after the pileup. Both players were standing. The video shows when it likely occurred.

Back in 1997, Bill Romanowski was fined $7,500 for spitting in J.J. Stokes' face during a Monday night game.

posted by rcade at 11:30 AM on December 13

It is just part of the the game. Let the players on the field enforce, I mean handle it. During a pile the next time the teams meet, a designated Houston player from the bench will just have to piss on the Pac Man.

posted by Atheist at 11:51 AM on December 13

I think spitting in someone's face is unacceptable even in a football pileup.

posted by bperk at 12:13 PM on December 13

Once a rainmaker, always a rainmaker.

posted by beaverboard at 01:22 PM on December 13

Nice.

posted by yerfatma at 01:28 PM on December 13

Sure, let them spit in each others faces. Let them piss on each other, and if they want to shit on opponents, let them do that, too. Might as well stick their fingers down their throats while they're getting up and vomit on the entire pile while they're at it.

This is one more reason I have come around to the way Tim Tebow conducts himself. It's nice to know not everyone has to be a complete asshole out there. Say what you want, but Tebow is a winner and will always be a winner, even after football. Jones is, and always will be, a loser. He proves it again and again. But then spitting on someone is probably an improvement over being involved in having them shot. Jones spit in a female student's face at a party in 2006. Classy.

posted by dyams at 07:31 PM on December 13

As a Bengals fan I want to say that this didn't happen, and I don't care how much video evidence you show me.

Fingers in ears, NahNahNahNahNah

posted by tahoemoj at 09:05 PM on December 13

It is just part of the the game. Let the players on the field enforce, I mean handle it.

Oh, stop sulking.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:44 PM on December 13

Say what you want, but Tebow is a winner and will always be a winner, even after football.

How exactly is someone a "winner" outside the context of sports?

I ask, because a recent reprobate has declared himself a "winner", and I'm wondering if Tebow follows that path would he also be a "winner"?

posted by grum@work at 01:02 AM on December 14

Vickers said, "I had to let the Lord handle him.

In the scheme of things, I imagine the Lord has other things to do rather than banish Pacman to Dante's rings of hell for spitting.

Wear a visor.

posted by roberts at 07:06 AM on December 14

In the scheme of things, I imagine the Lord has other things to do rather than banish Pacman to Dante's rings of hell for spitting.

Like ensure the Broncos and Tebow continue their winning ways?

posted by bperk at 09:35 AM on December 14

This is one more reason I have come around to the way Tim Tebow conducts himself

That is quite the dilemma: take a strong stand against spitting or I don't go to Heaven? If someone acting uncouth to someone else on a football field is enough to make you re-examine your take on religion and moral conduct, you might well apply for a job as a windsock.

posted by yerfatma at 09:57 AM on December 14

Liking Tebow doesn't have to require liking his religion. I admire the guy and tune out most of the God squad stuff.

posted by rcade at 10:01 AM on December 14

Liking Tebow doesn't have to require liking his religion. I admire the guy and tune out most of the God squad stuff.

Isn't that like trying to watch an R-rated movie on TBS? Aren't you left with just scraps and snippets of stuff that don't make sense?

posted by grum@work at 10:49 AM on December 14

It's more like reading Playboy for the articles. Just tune out the pictures.

posted by tron7 at 11:09 AM on December 14

I have to give the guy credit for walking his talk. For all the "Thank you, Jesus, for making sure we covered the spread" bullshit, I'm okay with Vickers citing his faith as a reason he didn't start continue a fight.

posted by Etrigan at 12:15 PM on December 14

Here we go again.

First Suh the monster.

And now this pinhead.

If the NFL does not punish HARSHLY then I am no longer an NFL fan.

Suh should have been kicked out of professional football entirely. No salary.

This knee-deep-in-shit jerk should be gone for the season and then some. Again, no salary.

But the NFL simpletons will simply pat them on their hands and say "naughty boys"

Have any of you see the motion picture "Roller Ball"?

We may be coming the what happened in that film. Look it up!

posted by agwaurora at 01:44 PM on December 14

Seriously? The NFL is cracking down on hard hits -- despite the obvious fact that the fans like watching defenders hit guys out of their shoes. Players get called for taunting and excessive celebration -- things the league used to ignore when it wasn't actively promoting them. Kickoffs were moved forward specifically to increase the touchbacks and decrease the number of times returners and defenders smashed into each other with 70 yards of momentum between them. Every year sees further redefinitions of "defenseless" and "launching," with the league hoping that this year defenders will finally get the difference between tackling and crippling.

And virtually every new rule has been decried as another step toward the pussification of the noble game of football, from the times when Theodore Roosevelt threatened to ban the game. We're farther from Rollerball than we've ever been.

posted by Etrigan at 02:05 PM on December 14

This knee-deep-in-shit jerk should be gone for the season and then some. Again, no salary.

All four comments you've posted here express massive resentment for NFL athletes and a desire for them to be punished to ridiculous degrees. I question whether you're an actual fan at all.

posted by rcade at 02:32 PM on December 14

We may be coming the what happened in that film. Look it up!

Please stick to message boards where no one actually listens to each other. It's better for all of us.

posted by yerfatma at 02:42 PM on December 14

In fairness, rcade, one of those comments expresses massive resentment for an NHL athlete and a desire for him to be punished to ridiculous degrees.

posted by Etrigan at 03:30 PM on December 14

Just curious, as I'm currently perusing the fare at Blockbuster. Should I rent the original version of Rollerball, or the Chris Kline/LL Cool J remake? Which one will show me the depravity involved in professional athletics in the most shocking light? I'm trying to educate myself by watching this documentary yu so cherish, but I don't know which is the most accurate.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:55 PM on December 14

Should I rent the original version of Rollerball, or the Chris Kline/LL Cool J remake?

I think you're mistaken. There was no remake. Just as there was no Godfather III.

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on December 15

If the NFL does not punish HARSHLY then I am no longer an NFL fan.

You sound like those people who are always threatening to quit Facebook.

...and we all know how that works out.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:20 PM on December 15

So, grum, just because of the "winner" comment we have to throw Charlie Sheen into the conversation? Very convenient.

I envision Tebow as a winner because he seems to have a strong faith that will probably serve to keep him content as a person long after football. To him his faith is real. To you, me, and others, many who post on this site, faith like his is a joke and something to throw sarcasm at. I, personally, can't help but admire his convictions. with him it doesn't sem like an act.

If Charlie Sheen wants to equate "winning" to money and, in the past, being part of a annoying sitcom, then more power to him. If you want to lump them together due to the winner/winning reference, that's your choice.

posted by dyams at 04:58 PM on December 15

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