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Georgetown Basketball Brawl Breaks Out During Vice President Joe Bidenís China Visit
Online News ^ | 08/18/11 | Jeff Francis

Posted on 08/18/2011 7:26:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

August 18, 2011 | Writer Jeff Francis

Georgetown Basketball Brawl Breaks Out During Vice President Joe Biden’s China Visit

A bench-clearing brawl broke out at a goodwill basketball game in China between visiting U.S. team Georgetown and Chinese Bayi Rockets. Although he was not in attendance during this particular game, the brawl coincided with Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country.

According to the Washington Post and the Associated Press, the brawl erupted near the end of the tense game, then tied at 64. Tackles were made, punches were thrown and chairs and water bottles were sent aloft during the melee, which ended the game. As of press time there was no word if the two teams would meet in their previously scheduled matchup this Sunday night.

Although it was unclear if the brawl was sparked by a single incident of a culmination of tensions, the Chinese team reportedly has been fined many times for similar fights.

“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said in a statement. “We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.”

(Excerpt) Read more at onlinenewswebsite.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: basketball; biden; brawl; china
It turns out that Biden is more hard-knuckled than Cheney. Staging an open brawl in Beijing, heralding what may come if China does not get along with U.S.. /sarc
1 posted on 08/18/2011 7:26:38 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; prion; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/18/2011 7:27:36 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Too bad a were outnumbered by a billion.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 7:29:44 PM PDT by Defiant (We are governed by the Oboehner party.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I went to a fight and a goodwill basketball game broke out.

(W/ apologies to R. Dangerfield)


4 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:13 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They were kung foo fighting ...


5 posted on 08/18/2011 8:44:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Georgetown players ( NCAA in general ) thugs from the hood who get a free education because they can put a ball in a hoop . Midnight basketball graduates .


6 posted on 08/18/2011 9:24:41 PM PDT by sushiman
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The article makes it sound like the Chinese team is even worse. I wonder which ones were doing best in the fighting?


7 posted on 08/18/2011 9:47:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

>>Before leaving home, the Hoyas made a series of whimsical videos about trying to speak Chinese and use local currency.<<<

From the LA Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/18/sports/la-sp-china-georgetown-brawl-20110819

“whimsical” probably means “racist”.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 8:48:20 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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Georgetown also covered up the symbol of Christ when Zero spoke there.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 9:17:18 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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