Another Zapruder film, this time involving shots below the belt

7 comments by   |   Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 9:02 pm EDT

So let’s acknowledge the existence of a certain much discussed topic today, and see if we can all get through this with everyone’s dignity in tact, shall we? If you think this entire topic is ridiculous (and you could very well be right on that), don’t click the links, and move on.

Michigan State’s Derrick Nix and Indiana’s Cody Zeller each went to the floor Tuesday night — Nix on one play, Zeller on another — after both appeared to take hits to painful spots below the mid-section. Additional video surfaced today calling into question who was at fault when Zeller was hit.

Some looked at this one way.

Some saw it another way.

Cody Zeller said what you’d imagine he’d say and Dick Vitale came off his criticism of Nix.

And you guys who haven’t already been having this discussion can be the judge on your own. Or not. Your call.

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7 comments:
#1 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 9:36 PM EDT

It’s still hard to tell on the 2nd clip, it does look like Nix still flicked his forearm & hand intentionally. Yet, tho, why would Zeller grab a players arm like that.

 
#2
Cheryl
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:13 PM EDT

Why would anyone in the heat of the moment of a game or on a lovely afternoon, hit themselves in the nether regions? It makes no sense. Its a shame people are slamming Cody with no arrest record and defending Nix, the one who was suspended last April after his arrest. Who is the credible person here?

 
#3
Punjab
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:48 AM EDT

Laughable. Conspiracy theorists always make me smile. I’m willing to give Nix the benefit of the doubt and call it inadvertent. He may be a loudmouth who enjoys the occasional illicit substance, but he never struck me as the thuggish, violent type. He doesn’t play for Xavier.

But to suggest as some (MSU faithful?) have that Cody is all of a sudden dirty for two intentional groin shots– one on Nix, one on himself– is just crybaby silliness. Absolutely zero history of character issues, and suddenly Cody loses his mind and becomes an assailant at critical junctures of our most important game to date? Ludicrous. And to think: these people vote and walk among us…

 
#4
Greg
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:24 AM EDT

Agree, Punjab. Isn’t the most plausible explanation actually that neither player did anything on purpose? It seems perfectly reasonable to conclude that Cody was grabbing Nix’s arm as the start of jockeying for position and Nix reacted by flicking the arm/wrist. Just some back and forth with no intent either way to injure or fake an injury. Why does there have to be a bad guy here? I just can’t buy that Zeller orchestrated the thing to get a foul call or get Nix ejected. Really??? Pretty sure he knows that there is such a thing as video replay, especially given the hyper-sensitivity and ridiculous tendency to review every inadvertent elbow, etc. After viewing the video many times, neither do I believe that Nix did it maliciously with intent to injure, although I’m sure he was not happy after Zeller elbowed him on that drive to the hoop (also appears to be inadvertent or simply trying to clear space as you are taught on drives – to shield with your opposite arm). Also, he seemed surprised when Zeller crumpled to the floor. I just don’t see a villain here.

 
#5
Punjab
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:40 AM EDT

That’s exactly how I see it, Greg.

 
#6 Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:54 AM EDT

Dustin – you linked us to something that part of the title was “In The Nuts”…what is wrong with you?

 
#7 Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:00 AM EDT

You were warned, Aruss. Not like it wasn’t evident what the topic was. Don’t know if I could say “at your own risk,” better than I did in the first two paragraphs.

 


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