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Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:51 pm
Edited on: December 20, 2010 2:14 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

As the lead paragraph to this fascinating story out of St. Petersburg correctly observes:
Events leading to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl are supposed to be fun-filled activities for the teams, their families and fans to participate in.
But with a beginning like that, you can also guess that some activity or other wound up not so fun-filled. And that's the case here, as a poolside dance competition included in the bowl's "Beachside Bash" resulted in some serious trash talk between players from participating teams Louisville and Southern Miss, rising tensions, and eventually the intervention of Florida state troopers to prevent a full-on brawl from breaking out in front of what must have been some seriously horrified Card/Eagle fans.

As for how things got that heated, the players explain:

"Someone said something disrespectful, did a little jawing after the dance contest… it's all good," said Louisville linebacker Dexter Heyman , who was front and center in the fracas. It's "just a little too close to game time, ya know?" .

Southern Miss players had a different perspective.

"They started talking trash about us being in Conference USA, [that] we can't dance… it was stupid. We'll do our talking on the field," uttered one Golden Eagle who refused to be identified. "A friendly dance competition and they take it all serious? It's ridiculous."

See? We told all you layabout whippersnappers out there that nothing good was going to come out of this "Dougie" funny business.

But here's the good news: after Saturday's lackluster slate of action -- in which UTEP, Fresno State, and Ohio didn't seem half as jacked-up for their actual bowl games as these teams seem to be for their just-for-fun dance competitions -- the acrimony in St. Pete promises to give us something worthwhile to watch Tuesday night, even if it's just some postgame "service" applied to the losers.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:11 am

Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

Are u serious? Hahaha. I highly disagree. Louisville beat SMU ddnt they?And the Cardinals are n the middle of the big east !!!!

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2010 2:07 am

Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

I'm a UofL fan and even I laughed at that one!!!

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2010 12:28 am

Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

at this point, i would say conference usa is probably better than the big east anyway

Since: Aug 10, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:58 pm

Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

So who got served?

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2010 3:38 pm

Beef O'Brady's Bowl dance-off almost starts brawl

I guess the Louisville players, who likely know nothing about the history of their school, forgot that their team played in the same conference as Southern Miss not too long ago. Nevertheless, why are the Southern Miss players getting so worked up? Just go show them on the field how much their conference standing really means. Anyway, being in the Big East is surely nothing to brag about.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 2:39 pm
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Since: Mar 12, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2010 2:25 pm

...because Louisville is in a GREAT conference

Let me make sure I got this right.
The Louisville players were making fun of the Southern Miss players because of their conference?!?!
That's good stuff.

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