Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:37 PM
I'm not sure how many of you are being serious here, but I'm going to throw in my coupla coppers anyway.
Biting. Really? Biting is for 3-year-olds who have their toys taken by other kids, couples in the throes of a wild time, and prison fights. It is really only acceptable if you are defending yourself in a case where fighting fair is suspended, such as if you are being raped. (Believe me, I would stoop to that level to get away from a guy, and I defy anyone to challenge me on it after the fact.)
Given that this is my opinion on biting, it should be obvious to anyone reading this that I do not support what Burrows did, if he indeed did it on purpose. If the finger was shoved in his mouth and he bit down in anger, I understand, but don't agree. If Bergeron stuck his smelly hand (gloves stink, you know) into Burrows' mouth and Burrows retaliated by biting, then I'm just kind of shaking my head, but not really annoyed by it.
However, even if he did it, is this really that big of a deal? It's a bite. Little kids do it. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. My dear departed hamster Henrik bit me once, and let me tell you, those babies have some seriously sharp teeth. But, like Bergeron, I had stuck my finger in his mouth. (Sort of: I was letting him lick cool whip off of it.) Lesson learned. Do not stick your finger in someone's mouth unless you are certified by your country's dental association.
Biting is right up there with hair-pulling, eye-gouging, and *****-slapping. It's not good sportsmanship and should be penalized as such. Is it worth a suspension? Not unless you bite something off.
I know I've bitten people in my life, and I bet most of us have. This is my opinion. If yours is different, that's fine. You don't like it? Bite me.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
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