Let's just review the top sports stories of the past few days:
A-Rod: We all know A-Rod had some illegal substances coursing through his Madonna loving body in the early part of this decade. He apologized...sort of....and now we can wait until spring training to hear every Yankee refer to the media as "you people" and explain how all of the steroids coverage is a secret ploy to tear the team apart.
And I was okay with that.
But noooooooo. Bud Selig had to step in and suddenly climb onto his 18.5 million dollar high horse to tell us exactly how wrong A-Rod was to do steroids. Selig said "while Alex deserves credit for publicly confronting the issue, there is no valid excuse for using such substances, and those who use them have shamed the game."
Thanks, Bud. I'm glad you managed to expurgate the story so that baseball doesn't look so bad. No need to mention the fact that the only reason A-Rod apologized is because his name was leaked and that the biggest reason for steroids being an issue in the sport is through an act of Congress. If you had simply cracked down on illegal substances about, oh, a decade ago, this wouldn't be such a black eye. But that would have taken away some of that cash inflow and forced you to confront the players union.
I think it's best if Bud plays the silent game from here on out until he's ready for action.
Phelps and his Greens: So Phelps gets caught hitting the bong on camera and is now losing his endorsements left and right. I already discussed this point on Sports Pants and figured that's the last I'd ever hear of it. Phelps rocks the ganja, loses lots of money, serves a suspension, and then goes on with his life.
Now word out of the Carolina that is South is that arrests are being made. Those evil kids that had their face in the bong are being taken off the street lest they destroy the moral fabric of our society. Funny thing is, the police seemed to only be interested in Phelps. According to the defense attorney for one of the arrested kids, "
After they arrested him, they didn't ask him, 'Where did you get the marijuana?' or 'Who sold it to you?' Almost all the questions they asked him were about Michael Phelps."
Apparently Sheriff Leon Lott who clearly sees some dollar signs or maybe some He-Man type power in his future, has decided Phelps is his golden goose. Once those pictures came out with Phelps, I bet Lott skipped down the street singing "I've got a golden ticket". Now he's using his moral stance to hunt down Phelps, who I'm sure is hiding in Argentina right now, and bring him to the mercy of the court. All for the good of America, damnit.
Spitting is preferred: Roberto Alomar...WTF? Did this guy watch Team America and took the "Everyone Has AIDS" song too seriously? He claims that the woman accusing him of having unprotected sex with her while knowing he had full blown AIDS is a crazy liar. I really hope she is because if he actually did that....WTF!!!??? He will have gone from a surly baseball player to a full blown psychopath with full blown AIDS. That is no way to go through life, son.
February is slow in sports, but these stories aren't due to a bored press. They're due to asshats. Can't these guys just enjoy counting their money during this recession? Sheesh.