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Monday, March 19, 2012

Temper Temper: Sports Tantrums of Winter

Due to popular demand, Temper Temper will be a recurring feature on Banshee Blog.  The original version was published in January.  From here on out, I intend to make this a seasonal post.  Since today is the last day of Winter 2012, I present the following cold weather meltdowns for your enjoyment.

1.  Rick Carlisle has seen enough.  February 1, 2012.  Rick Carlisle's Mavericks are losing a frustrating game at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  This outburst gets him an early exit.  This is funny because Carlisle is a grown man wearing a $1,500 suit.




2.  Fight Night at the Garden.  Bad blood had been brewing between the Rangers and the Devils all year.  On February 7, 2012, the two teams squared off at Madison Square Garden, and they did not allow the hockey game to distract them from their feuding.  This is the opening face-off.




3.  Kevin Love and Louis Scola Feud.  It seems a little ironic for a guy named Love to make an appearance on this list.  But, sports is drama without a script.  The first video is from January 30, 2012.  The Minnesota Timberwolves were playing at the Houston Rockets.  Louis Scola of the Rockets throws the ball off Kevin Love and hits him in the man zone.



Scola's aim appeared to be more unlucky than malicious, so no technical foul was called.  The T-Wolves won the game, but apparently Kevin Love wasn't ready to forgive and forget.  Less than a week later, the teams were at it again.  This time in Minnesota.  On Saturday, February 4, Kevin Love got a chance to exact his revenge.


Amazingly, no foul of any sort was called on the play.  After the fact, however, the NBA did step in and punish Love.  Love was suspended for two games.


4.  Pete Weber Wins PBA U.S. Open.  February 26, 2012.  That's right.  The video you are about to see is of the man who won professional bowling's U.S. Open.  The Iceman Pete Weber goes absolutely nuts after capturing his 5th title.