:: 8.13.2004 ::
Priceless: a photo of your rival sucker-punching an opponent in rugby
Oh, this is great. Bob Harris of Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World broke a story Tuesday about this photo he unearthed from a Yale yearbook. "As long as we're re-examining the 1960s, looking for signs of character . . . here's George W. Bush during his college days, hitting a fellow sportsman in the face," Harris wrote. Indeed.
Incidentally, while rugby is a contact sport, every player knows that tackling above the shoulders is a foul. So is leaving your feet during a tackle. Either of these is serious enough that the other team is immediately awarded a penalty kick, often directly resulting in points for the other team.
And here it is, folks:
So even without throwing a punch, Bush is already well outside fair play.
Grasping an opponent by the back of the head and punching him in the face is beyond the pale -- I've watched rugby avidly for years, and I've never seen it during an open-field tackle like this, honest -- and will typically result in a player being immediately sent off.
:: Deb 9:43 AM :: permalink ::
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