History Main / UnnecessaryRoughness

22nd May '17 9:36:04 AM igordebraga
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Franchise/MortalKombat FINISH]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01FaE7ICDsk#t=38s HIM!]]]]

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* In the NBA, Bruce Bowen was notorious for being the league's dirtiest player after the rules were cleaned up and more anti-defense following the Jordan Era.

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* In the NBA, Bruce Bowen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edb6bz_C9ms Bruce]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THGJJHln4Co Bowen]] was notorious for being the league's dirtiest player after the rules were cleaned up and more anti-defense following the Jordan Era.



** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game (hence the old joke, "I went to a fistfight an a hockey game broke out"). The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" (for which the offending player gets [[Music/FiveForFighting five minutes in the penalty box]]) as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.

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** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game (hence the old joke, "I went to a fistfight an and a hockey game broke out"). The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" (for which the offending player gets [[Music/FiveForFighting five minutes in the penalty box]]) as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.
19th May '17 11:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.

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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, Website/{{Twitter}}, made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' into Trending Topics.
14th May '17 1:42:56 PM CorporalPie
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** This is also a more serious threat than one might imagine; volleyball is a non-contact sport and has a less-than-tough reputation, but top female volleyball players can spike the ball at about 100 kilometres per hour, and top male players at almost 130. A punch from a volleyball player is no joke.
24th Mar '17 8:44:54 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight on a game that on {{Twitter}}, inspired ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' to be Trending Topics.

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* The page image is instead from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association Football (Soccer)]]. Namely, Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands kicking Xabi Alonso of Spain during the 2010 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final. A highlight on a of an otherwise not especially enjoyable game (despite the fact that it was between two of the most technically gifted teams on the planet, it mostly devolved into violence) that on {{Twitter}}, inspired made ''ShaolinSoccer'' and ''MortalKombat'' to be into Trending Topics.



* The Liverpool-Manchester United derby isn't quite as violent, but it lacks the MoralityChain of shared family ties that the Merseyside Derby has and is the footballing equivalent of ItsPersonal on the grounds that United and Liverpool are the two most successful teams in English history and the rivalry between the two cities is older than the clubs, going back most of two hundred years to the Industrial Revolution. Fans usually end up taunting one another with the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 (which essentially destroyed the legendary 'Busby Babes' United side) and the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 1989 (which over-crowding aggravated by police incompetence killed 96 Liverpool fans and led to the Taylor Report which enforced all seater stadia and banned fencing around fans. The youngest victim, 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the cousin of legendary future Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard), while notable on-pitch incidents have included racial abuse by [[TokenEvilTeamMate Luis Suarez]] against Patrice Evra and John Arne-Riise absolutely destroying Alan Smith's leg in such a way as to sideline him for eight months (and frankly, Smith was never quite the same afterwards), which, unbelievably, was actually ''by accident'' [[note]] Riise took a free-kick and had a left foot that regularly did passable impersonations of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir]]. Poor old Smith was in the way. [[/note]]. It should be noted that both of these happened in the last ten years. It should also be noted that the fans are generally worse than the players.

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* The Liverpool-Manchester United derby isn't quite as violent, but it lacks the MoralityChain of shared family ties that the Merseyside Derby has and is the footballing equivalent of ItsPersonal on the grounds that United and Liverpool are the two most successful teams in English history and the rivalry between the two cities is older than the clubs, going back most of two hundred years to the Industrial Revolution. Fans usually end up taunting one another with the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 (which essentially destroyed the legendary 'Busby Babes' United side) and the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 1989 (which over-crowding aggravated by police incompetence killed 96 Liverpool fans and led to the Taylor Report which enforced all seater stadia and banned fencing around fans. The youngest victim, 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the cousin of legendary future Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard), while notable on-pitch incidents have included racial abuse by [[TokenEvilTeamMate Luis Suarez]] against Patrice Evra Evra, and John Arne-Riise absolutely destroying Alan 'Smudge' Smith's leg in such a way as to sideline him for eight months (and months, breaking it in two places - the original estimate was twelve months, and frankly, Smith was never quite the same afterwards), which, afterwards. The latter, unbelievably, was actually ''by accident'' [[note]] Riise took a free-kick and had a left foot that regularly did passable impersonations of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir]]. [[ButtMonkey Poor old Smith Smudge]] was in the way. [[/note]]. It should be noted that both of these happened in the last ten years. It should also be noted that the fans are generally worse than the players.



* The London derby of Chelsea-Tottenham is also particularly violent, with one recent edition also devolving into a mass brawl.



** However, it should also be noted that players can move at incredible speeds (the fast, Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, has been clocked at ''36.9 kilometres per hour''. ''With'' the ball) and even the slightest touch on their standing leg can knock them off-balance and send them flying. The rolling around and screaming, however, is usually faked.

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** However, it should also be noted that players can move at incredible speeds (the fast, Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, has been clocked at ''36.9 kilometres per hour''. ''With'' the ball) and even the slightest touch on their standing leg can knock them off-balance and send them flying.flying and, well... hitting the ground at speeds that would get you a speeding ticket in most metropolitan cities isn't exactly fun. The rolling around and screaming, however, is usually faked.
12th Feb '17 6:50:56 AM DarcyFoster
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* Then the 2016 Euro Championship had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR7MoVHXCg Bruno Alves jump-kicking Harry Kane in the head during the Portugal-England first round match.]]

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* Then the A "friendly" match between Portugal and England in May 2016 Euro Championship had saw [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR7MoVHXCg Bruno Alves jump-kicking Harry Kane in the head during the Portugal-England first round match.]]
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3rd Feb '17 10:52:21 PM karstovich2
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* Even UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} can get in on this:
** Do we need to talk about pitchers hitting players with the ball (usually a 100+ MPH fastball)? Because we're wincing just thinking about it.
** There's also the numerous baserunners who have used their cleats as weapons of war. [[JerkAss Ty Cobb]] was particularly famous for this.
3rd Feb '17 10:44:04 PM karstovich2
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** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game. The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.

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** And of course, the actual fistfights, which happen quite often, and in fact, are considered a major part of the game.game (hence the old joke, "I went to a fistfight an a hockey game broke out"). The penalty for a fight is five minutes, which applies to both players. It's rather telling that there's a specific penalty called just for "fighting" (for which the offending player gets [[Music/FiveForFighting five minutes in the penalty box]]) as opposed to other sports that would charge players openly fighting with violating more generalized personal misconduct rules.
16th Jan '17 5:39:31 PM PuritanPhysicist
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* In college basketball, Duke University's Grayson Allen has become synonymous for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cTs4zpI3CQ tripping opponents]]. He did it at least twice in the 201516 season, and after another instance in December 2016, he was suspended from the team indefinitely.

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* In college basketball, Duke University's Grayson Allen has become synonymous for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cTs4zpI3CQ tripping opponents]]. He did it at least twice in the 201516 season, and after another instance in December 2016, he was [[GroundedForever suspended from the team indefinitely.
indefinitely]]... which apparently meant [[http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/dukes-grayson-allen-returns-from-suspension-after-missing-just-one-game/ one game]].
4th Jan '17 3:09:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Vinny Jones vehicle ''Mean Machine'', a remake of the ''The Longest Yard.'' is centered around an association football (AKA soccer) match between prison inmates and guards. It seems only an excuse for both parties to kick the hell out of each other, the prisoners going as far as recruiting a deranged kung-fu serial killer and giving their players lessons on how to hurt their opponents while avoiding penalties.

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* The Vinny Jones vehicle ''Mean Machine'', ''Film/MeanMachine'', a remake of the ''The Longest Yard.'' is centered around an association football (AKA soccer) match between prison inmates and guards. It seems only an excuse for both parties to kick the hell out of each other, the prisoners going as far as recruiting a deranged kung-fu serial killer and giving their players lessons on how to hurt their opponents while avoiding penalties.
29th Dec '16 6:39:28 PM PuritanPhysicist
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* In college basketball, Duke University's Grayson Allen has become synonymous for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cTs4zpI3CQ tripping opponents]]. He did it at least twice in the 201516 season, and after another instance in December 2016, he was suspended from the team indefinitely.
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