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Steroids And Sports…

Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his 7 Tour de France victories by the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA).  Melky Cabrera is suspended for 50 games for violating Major League Baseball (MLB) performance enhancing drug (PED) policies. Ditto with Bartolo Colon (seriously, everybody should have known he was cheating).  What do all these stories have in common aside from the PED use?  If you guessed “nobody cares” then you are correct!  Nobody cares if people are using PED’s to perform in their sport.  I’m pretty sure 90% (definitely just made that number up) of athletes use them and I don’t care.  Why don’t I care? Because I like to see bigger, stronger, faster athletes (with the exception of LeBron, he’s on something and I don’t like watching him).  Deep down none of us care that athletes are using steroids or what not.  We may act all holier than thou, but the truth is we don’t care.  Or rather, we don’t care to know.  We all know that the majority of professionals athletes are cheating, we just don’t want to know about it.  I’d rather be ignorant and watch the NFL be awesome.  I’d rather watch a bunch of home runs than singles and doubles.  I’d rather see alley-oops and crazy blocked shots than 12 foot jumpers (although that is sorely needed to make players better).  Excitement is where it’s at.  Do you honestly believe that the track and field competitors at the Olympics weren’t on drugs?  Come on guys, bodies evolve, but the speed and the look of these athletes screams “I just got a shot in my butt and I’m super strong.”  Victor Conte (of Balco and Barry Bonds fame) recently said he thinks 50% of the players in MLB are juicing (and I don’t mean the drinks).  I say that number is higher.  But I don’t care.  And deep down you don’t either.  Let ’em do what they want.  In the end it’s all just “fake” to the observer anyway, just like everything else on TV.  Give us our shows with the exciting parts and get rid of the slow unnecessary parts.  Give me the athletes on steroids that can do incredible things and get rid of the guys that look fresh out of the roaring 20’s.  There. I done said it.

More juice? Don’t mind if you do!

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The Day I Ran Out Of Internet…

A few days ago, I was bored out of my mind.  So naturally I surfed (cowabunga dude!) the internet.  I checked the sports sites, the news sites, the blogs, the entertainment sites, Facebook sucks, and everyone of my e-mails (yes I have a hotmail and yahoo account still, but no I do not check them but once every 3-4 months).  That took all of 30-45 minutes maybe.  Then, I was bored again.  Baseball and the Olympics being the only thing going on sports wise means the news is pretty boring in the sports world.  Internationally, people are still killing people and nobody really cares enough to help those who can’t defend themselves.  Entertainment wise, everybody is a tool.  Oh and apparently *NSYNC might be making a comeback.  The blogs are funny, but those provide temporary relief.  Facebook has been a snooze fest of late. And the e-mail accounts are 99.37% (pretty accurate measurement, I know) junk.  So there I was, out of things to do online.  I think back to what people did before the internet protected us from boredom and I honestly can’t remember what we would do.  Phone calls? Writing a letter? Drawing? Poetry? Listening to music? What the hell did we used to do when we didn’t have computers attached to us 24/7? I have no idea.  But I need to know ASAP.

The other day I ran out of internet… and I don’t know what to do and it scares me.  Sadface…

Where do I go from here? Helppp! I need somebody….Helpp! Not just anyyybodddy… Help!!! You know I need someoneeeee…..

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Olympic Scandal!!

And I’m not talking about the budding love relationship between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte (just made that up).  Apparently EIGHT Olympians have been disqualified for throwing matches in the ever so important and highly contested sport of….wait for it…BADMINTON!  That’s right, 4 members from China, and 2 each from Indonesia and South Korea have been DQ’d for losing on purpose so that they can get easier match-ups later on in the competition.  Apparently it was so blatantly obvious that the crowds were booing the teams (how crappy is the other team that the crowd notices teams are intentionally losing…).  They were serving the shuttlecock (that’s what it’s called right) into the net consistently or hitting it out of bounds.  Did anybody consider that maybe they were all drunk?  I’ve seen people play this game at parks, and none of them seem to know what they are doing.  Actually, I think this shouldn’t even be an Olympic sport.  Why?  Because nobody gives a damn about Badminton.  Seriously.  Aside from being forced to play it in like the 7th grade, it’s a non existent game.  What about the Chinese female swimmer that people think is cheating because she beat a man’s time.  Have people not heard of equality?? Hahaha, just kidding! “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying,” the official slogan of Olympians worldwide!

What happened to this as an Olympic sport? Oh what was that? Badminton replaced it…what the hell is that about…Zeus would be rolling over in his grave right now (is that even possible?)…

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Why The Olympics Suck…

Sorry to all you gymnastics, swimming, and track and field enthusiasts, but the Olympics suck.  The competition is great.  The athletes are amazing.  I’m sure the atmosphere is nuts.  The events are entertaining.  But, on the real, the Olympics suck.  If I’ve confused you just now, let me unconfuse you.  The Olympics suck because all of the events aren’t live in prime time (or ideal times for spectators).  20 years ago, the Olympics were cool because Facebook, Twitter, Dot coms, and the Internet in general didn’t ruin the events before you actually were able to watch them.  Today, you know who won what before you get to see it on TV.  NBC paid tons of money for the Olympics, so they have the right to delay the exciting events to Prime Time, but in doing so, we already know what happened and it kinda makes everything suck.  Actually, it DOES make everything suck.  The Olympics are an amazing even that occurs every 4 years, but as a from home spectator event it doesn’t come close to any other sporting events.  Whether it be Winter or Summer Olympics, it just doesn’t work for TV.  Next time, just go to the host city and take up the atmosphere, otherwise sit back and let someone spoil the results for you.  If this were a summary I had to do in elementary or middle (ok, let’s be honest, this is really my high school style writing), I’d conclude with this: For this reason I have mentioned above, the Olympics suck. I don’t need to give you any other evidence, because I am right, so take that!

Even the Opening Ceremonies suck because of “tape” delay…

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Dream Team Debate

Recently Kobe Bryant said he thinks that the current Team USA could beat the Dream Team from the ’92 Olympics.  Many people have chimed in on this already, but let’s be honest, my opinion is the only one that really matters.  In saying that, I would also like to say that Kobe Bryant is an idiot if he actually believes that.  Seriously Kobe, shut the hell up.  I will provide a player by player analysis comparing similar players from each team to evaluate who I think (and obviously I’m gonna be correct on this shit) would win that individual battle.  Then we can tally up all the wins and losses and see who should in theory win that game.  Here we go:

  • Starting PG – Magic Johnson vs. Chris Paul.  I don’t care if Magic had syphilis, chlamydia, and herpes to go along with HIV, he still is a better player than CP3 and his size alone would cause a huge mismatch problem.  Yeh CP3 is fast, but that’s what help defense is for.  I don’t see CP3 ripping Magic and scoring any easy buckets.  Oh Magic hadn’t played in a year? Your point? That previous year he took his team to the Finals.  Not even close.  Edge: Dream Team.
  • Starting SG – Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant.  Hey Kobe, you asked for it, you would absolutely get murdered.  Kobe has copied Jordan his whole career but he will never be Jordan.  MJ in a landslide.  Edge: Dream Team
  • Starting SF – Charles Barkley vs. Carmelo Anthony.  Sir Charles dominate Melo.  Chuck plays physical defense, and is a punisher on offense.  Remember this is Chuck in his best condition as a professional ball player.  Melo is lazy, and is a volume scorer.  That’s great when you are the only star on your team, but not so great if you are amongst stars. Edge: Dream Team
  • Starting PF – Karl Malone vs. LeBron James.  Ok so some would say that LBJ could be the 3, but either way whether he’s the 3 or 4, he is gonna win that battle and whoever the other forward position is would lose.  It’s alot closer than you would think because LBJ has never had to guard people of this caliber on defense then have to actually have the size and athleticism match up on him offensively.  Edge: 2012
  • Starting C – Patrick Ewing vs Tyson Chandler.  Really? Ewing would make Chandler inefficient.  Chandler defends around the hoop, Ewing is best facing the rim from 8-12 feet out. Edge: Dream Team
  • Bench PG – John Stockton vs Russel Westbrook.  Stockton is one of the best PG of all time, but he never had to face anyone with the speed and athleticism at the point like Westbrook.  In a one on one game, Westbrook wins easily, in a TEAM game Stockton dominates because of court vision and ability to not turn the ball over or take dumb shots.  Edge: Even
  • Bench Wing – Clyde Drexler vs. Andre Iguodola.  Clyde.  All day.  Every day. Are you freaking kidding me.  Edge: Dream Team
  • Bench Wing – Chris Mullin vs. Kevin Durant.  The dream needed some shooters, Mullin was one of em.  Kevin Durant is incredible tho.  Durantulla dominates this.  Edge: 2012
  • Bench Wing – Scottie Pippen vs James Harden.  Yeh I thought so, Pip running away with this.  Edge: Dream Team
  • Bench – Larry Bird vs. Deron Williams.  I love Larry Legend.  Even when he was old he was doin THANGS.  Williams is a good PG, but in a shooting contest who do you pick?  Shit in a game of one on one who do you pick?  Yep, the Hick from French Lick.  Edge: Dream Team.
  • Bench Post – David Robinson vs. Kevin Love.  I love me some Kevin Love, but the Admiral in his prime would demolish him.  Edge: Dream Team
  • Bench College Player – Christian Laettner vs Anthony Davis.  Dukie was the better offensive player, but Anthony Davis athletically is a freak.  I would easily pick Davis.  It has nothing to do with the fact that I hate Duke either.  Edge: 2012

12 players.  9 wins for the Dream Team.  3 wins for the 2012 team.  The problem is 2 of those wins were bench players.  So if you shorten the bench, they might not even be wins.  Hell if you switch the lineups some you could say that if you matched MJ on LBJ and a Pip in his prime defensively on Kobe, that they’d win those battles too.  Even still, LBJ and KD are the only 2 (Kobe 4 years ago, not now) that could earn a spot on the team right now.

When Larry Bird was told of Kobe’s comments, he replied, “They probably could. I haven’t played in 20 years and we’re all old now.”  If we go off of trash talk, the Dream Team would win there too.

Seriously, why the hell was Christian Laettner on this team. They REALLY didn’t want Isiah on this team huh.

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