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BAMAPHIN 22
10-16-2006, 11:05 PM
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Former Miami player Lamar Thomas lost his TV analyst job Monday over comments he made during a sideline-clearing brawl involving the Hurricanes and Florida International.

Comcast Sports SouthEast, a regional cable network that hired Thomas before the season, also decided to edit out his comments before the game is replayed later this week.

“We were disappointed in the incident that happened on the field and regret the way it was handled in the broadcast booth,” CSS general manager Mark Fuhrman said. “We do not support or condone the inappropriate comments made by color analyst Lamar Thomas and have taken the necessary steps to prevent a similar situation from ever occurring again.”

CSS, which is available in 5.5 million homes, will replay the game twice Wednesday.

Thomas made his comments as dozens of Miami and FIU players stormed the Orange Bowl field and fought during the third quarter of their teams’ game Saturday night, an incident that led to the suspension of at least 31 players and forced officials from both schools to publicly apologize for the melee.

“Now, that’s what I’m talking about,” Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. “You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don’t come into the OB playing that stuff. You’re across the ocean over there. You’re across the city. You can’t come over to our place talking noise like that. You’ll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing.”

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Rocky Raccoon
10-16-2006, 11:22 PM
I'll always remember Lamar Thomas for the 2 TD game he had against the Broncos on Monday night Football in 1998 in a December game we had to have. Denver only had 1 loss at the time too. What a game that was.

byroan
10-16-2006, 11:30 PM
I'll always remember Lamar Thomas for the 2 TD game he had against the Broncos on Monday night Football in 1998 in a December game we had to have. Denver only had 1 loss at the time too. What a game that was.

It was 3 TD's, and yes that was a great game.

I couldn't believe some of the crap he was saying during that brawl. He should know better. :nono:

Rocky Raccoon
10-16-2006, 11:50 PM
It was 3 TD's, and yes that was a great game.

I couldn't believe some of the crap he was saying during that brawl. He should know better. :nono:

dammit I knew it was 3 too, my bad.

MikeO
10-17-2006, 12:47 AM
If the U of Miami had any guts they would ban Lamar from the sidelines forever as well.

The last thing they need is this clown walking the sideline during games with other ex-alums. Just ban him from the Orange Bowl and all football functions at the U of Miami. What he said is beyond bad taste!

305TillIDie
10-17-2006, 12:49 AM
If the U of Miami had any guts they would ban Lamar from the sidelines forever as well.

The last thing they need is this clown walking the sideline during games with other ex-alums. Just ban him from the Orange Bowl and all football functions at the U of Miami. What he said is beyond bad taste!Ban him from the OB?

that wont happen..

MikeO
10-17-2006, 01:00 AM
Ban him from the OB?

that wont happen..

Miami should ban him from all future football functions. That will send a message. The RIGHT message!!

Saying this type of behavior and the alumns/people who endorse it will not be a part of or around our program!! Want to change the image of the school, want to show the NCAA you are taking steps to correct these little problems....start by picking off an easy target with Lamar Thomas. Trust me it would gain a lot of points with the NCAA!!!!

nyjunc
10-17-2006, 07:39 AM
I'll always remember Lamar Thomas for the 2 TD game he had against the Broncos on Monday night Football in 1998 in a December game we had to have. Denver only had 1 loss at the time too. What a game that was.

denver had their first loss the week before and once they lost they had nothing to play for that reg season as they had homefield wrapped up.

I remember Lamar thomas for the '92(Jan '93) nat'l Title Game at the Sugar Bowl when he caught an apparent TD pass only to get caught from behind and stripped by George Teague of Alabama.

Anyway, Thomas is obviously an idiot and deserved to be fired. Miami's reputation is taking huige hits again lately and it only makes them look worse when an alum working for them says the idiotic things he said.

cnc66
10-17-2006, 07:57 AM
Miami should ban him from all future football functions. That will send a message. The RIGHT message!!

Saying this type of behavior and the alumns/people who endorse it will not be a part of or around our program!! Want to change the image of the school, want to show the NCAA you are taking steps to correct these little problems....start by picking off an easy target with Lamar Thomas. Trust me it would gain a lot of points with the NCAA!!!!

I generally find you harsh on the subject of the U..but I have to agree with you here...I was SOOO embarrassed at McGahee's gambling comments on the sideline... SOME of these punks never grow up. I an GLAD Lamar got fired, and I think you are correct...no more sideline for him. I am greatly pleased that FIU did the RIGHT thing and dismissed players and INCREASED penalties...WE should have done the same thing...sent a "real" message about sportsmanship and adult conduct. These kids (gifted college athletes) have never been held responsible for their personal conduct because of what their talent brings the teams... we are NOT teaching proper life lessons by letting reprehensible, illegal conduct go unpunished. If "I" was the Dade County DA, I would be filing assault charges against every single player who used a weapon or stomped on a down player...every one. WHY is assault with a weapon OK within the confines of the football field...why is that place exempt from criminal actions? If you or I had whacked someone in the head with a helmet, we would be looking at YEARS of incarceration.

Blade
10-17-2006, 09:13 AM
Miami should ban him from all future football functions. That will send a message. The RIGHT message!!

Saying this type of behavior and the alumns/people who endorse it will not be a part of or around our program!! Want to change the image of the school, want to show the NCAA you are taking steps to correct these little problems....start by picking off an easy target with Lamar Thomas. Trust me it would gain a lot of points with the NCAA!!!!

Agreed. The U needs to takes some steps to show the NCAA they are tryin to clean up the image of the school.

finswin56
10-17-2006, 09:58 AM
denver had their first loss the week before and once they lost they had nothing to play for that reg season as they had homefield wrapped up.

I remember Lamar thomas for the '92(Jan '93) nat'l Title Game at the Sugar Bowl when he caught an apparent TD pass only to get caught from behind and stripped by George Teague of Alabama.

Anyway, Thomas is obviously an idiot and deserved to be fired. Miami's reputation is taking huige hits again lately and it only makes them look worse when an alum working for them says the idiotic things he said.I was at that game. You assumption that Denver didn't put their best team or a real effort out there doesn't ring true. Elway and co. all played, and Rominowski (sp?) was his usualy lunatic self, and in the face of everyone on that defense. Miami played inspired. Obviously, things would have been different if Denver was undefeated instead of losing to the Giants, but don't try to say Denver was really playing. I was there. They were still intense.

nyjunc
10-17-2006, 10:02 AM
I was at that game. You assumption that Denver didn't put their best team or a real effort out there doesn't ring true. Elway and co. all played, and Rominowski (sp?) was his usualy lunatic self, and in the face of everyone on that defense. Miami played inspired. Obviously, things would have been different if Denver was undefeated instead of losing to the Giants, but don't try to say Denver was really playing. I was there. They were still intense.

I am not saying they didn't try to win that night but all they had to play for was an undefeated season and that was lost the week before. We saw in the playoffs what they did to you when they really wanted it.

finswin56
10-17-2006, 10:47 AM
I am not saying they didn't try to win that night but all they had to play for was an undefeated season and that was lost the week before. We saw in the playoffs what they did to you when they really wanted it.We also saw a playoff game in Denver, and under JJ. His postseason results for Miami were embarrassing, in the least.

nyjunc
10-17-2006, 10:49 AM
We also saw a playoff game in Denver, and under JJ. His postseason results for Miami were embarrassing, in the least.

Was it JJ or was it Miami? JJ had a little success in dallas in postseason while Miami was getting beaten up in postseason under Shula and after JJ left Miami was still getting beaten up in posteason.

finswin56
10-17-2006, 11:12 AM
Was it JJ or was it Miami? JJ had a little success in dallas in postseason while Miami was getting beaten up in postseason under Shula and after JJ left Miami was still getting beaten up in posteason.Miami was JJ's team. I don't even get the question if it was merely Miami. JJ changed the roster significantly. They did struggle in the post season under Shula at the end, but nothing like the collapses that were experienced under JJ.

Mike13
10-17-2006, 11:39 AM
Good, The guy deserved to be canned.

nyjunc
10-17-2006, 04:28 PM
Miami was JJ's team. I don't even get the question if it was merely Miami. JJ changed the roster significantly. They did struggle in the post season under Shula at the end, but nothing like the collapses that were experienced under JJ.

I think it's been proven it wasn't JJ's coaching but his abiltiies as a GM that doomed you as he brought in players that were not winners, they had good reg seasons but in big games they folded.

Section126
10-18-2006, 12:58 AM
I think it's been proven it wasn't JJ's coaching but his abiltiies as a GM that doomed you as he brought in players that were not winners, they had good reg seasons but in big games they folded.


It doesn't help when you have an offense that was consitently at the bottom of the league rankings.

JJ couldn't build an offense.

The players he brought in on defense were total studs and he might have drafted maybe 3 hall of famers on defense for the Fins.

nyjunc
10-18-2006, 07:35 AM
It doesn't help when you have an offense that was consitently at the bottom of the league rankings.

JJ couldn't build an offense.

The players he brought in on defense were total studs and he might have drafted maybe 3 hall of famers on defense for the Fins.

in '97 they were 13th in O, '98 16th, '99 13th. That's far from the bottom of the rankings. The D was supposed to be a big tim D but it folded in big games every year and jason was a big part of that, i don't think jason even has a playoff sack. I don't have the '97 WC boxscore vs. NE but from '98-'01(7 games) Jason taylor did not have a single sack.

Who are the HOFers he drafted? taylor and Thomas are NOT HOF players- who would be the 3rd? Those "total studs" were horrible in big games and in the alst 5 dolphin playoff losses gave up an AVERAGE of 33 PPG.

RWhitney014
10-18-2006, 12:26 PM
They can't ban Lamar Thomas specifically from the sidelines. He did not violate any specific rule of the University of Miami.

What they could do is just ban all non-staff and non-players from the sidelines during game play. That would rid a lot of unnecessary distraction.

And while Thomas should have kept his mouth shut, the people I really blame are the station. There is no reason why a Miami alum should be announcing a Miami game. That's a total conflict of interest and is just asking for his comments to be said. I get the idea of professionalism, but they set him up for this situation. They have plenty of announcers other than him to do the same job.

PressCoverage
10-26-2006, 06:48 PM
nevermind the fight, or Thomas' comments... check out that pathetic score of 14-0 late in the third against lowly FIU? ... i think more UM players should be suspended for their embarrassing play this season... :cooldude:

Noodle Arm
10-26-2006, 07:24 PM
nevermind the fight, or Thomas' comments... check out that pathetic score of 14-0 late in the third against lowly FIU? ... i think more UM players should be suspended for their embarrassing play this season... :cooldude:

Can the coach be suspended too? :D

greatwade
10-27-2006, 11:04 AM
nevermind the fight, or Thomas' comments... check out that pathetic score of 14-0 late in the third against lowly FIU? ... i think more UM players should be suspended for their embarrassing play this season... :cooldude:

exactly, can't FIGHT between the whistles, so might as well fight after. They are all a bunch of pansies if you ask me.

Lamar Thomas included. Friggin pansy *** pansy. At 185 lbs, I'd have NO FEAR climbing into a proper ring with Mister Thomas. I'd be scared he'd bite me.

The U has just about lost me as a fan. So very pathetic. Entire university.

DeathStar
10-27-2006, 11:31 AM
see ya later, wade. we fans wont miss you.

finfansince72
10-27-2006, 02:26 PM
The U needs a coach that is the face of the team and doesnt have old ex players having the current players worrying about the after game party instead of the game. Alot of the ex players arent character guys and shouldnt be influencing the current players.

MikeO
10-27-2006, 11:52 PM
The U needs a coach that is the face of the team and doesnt have old ex players having the current players worrying about the after game party instead of the game. Alot of the ex players arent character guys and shouldnt be influencing the current players.

Miami should BAN all of these ex-players, the ones who created this image the university has, from being around the current kids.

It's just that simple. Ban them from the sidelines. Ban them from practice. Ban them from all football functions.

finfansince72
10-28-2006, 07:52 PM
Miami should BAN all of these ex-players, the ones who created this image the university has, from being around the current kids.

It's just that simple. Ban them from the sidelines. Ban them from practice. Ban them from all football functions.

Well its kind of a tough deal because players are so valuable to recruit young impressionable players if you alienate them you might lose some recruits. But come gametime they should be in the stands with the rest of the fans. They have no business being on the field and the players should be concentrating on the game, not Ray Lewis's after game party and what ho or celebrity is going to be there.

MikeO
10-30-2006, 05:19 AM
Well its kind of a tough deal because players are so valuable to recruit young impressionable players if you alienate them you might lose some recruits. But come gametime they should be in the stands with the rest of the fans. They have no business being on the field and the players should be concentrating on the game, not Ray Lewis's after game party and what ho or celebrity is going to be there.

So you lose a couple recruits. In the long-run you will gaine more by cleaning up the image of having an "outlaw program"

FinFanGirl
10-31-2006, 08:24 PM
Why is that Miami takes such a bad rap for being a hardcore program. Why is it that no one mentions the fact that FSU had players suspended for cheating or stealing or both 5 of the last 7 years. No one ever brings up that Ohio State cheated when they won their national championship(grades) and how about how USC turned a blind EYE to all the booster club "functions" now i dont agree with the fighting -- or the comments said by ex-canes. But i do love the fact that the U has that swagger. The problem is we swagger at the wrong times... While butch davis was coach we had "it" and we used "it" correctly. While cokar has been coach we have had nothing but negative light shoned upon us. Attitude Reflects Leadership...