No Such Nonsense

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

You don't say!

Herein, a little sampling from the world of sports...

So, Barry Bonds gave an interview yesterday in which he argued that Pete Rose and Mark McGwire should be in the Hall of Fame. I'm shocked really. I can't think a single possible reason why Bonds would side with McGwire. Why would Bonds think it is perfectly okay for McGwire to take perfomance enhancing drugs and then lie about it. And that he should then get into the Hall of Fame, regardless. If only I could figure out some sort of link. Surely, there can't possibly be any kind of common factors between McGwire and Bonds. Hmmmmm. Nope. Clearly not.

In other fabulous role model news, Atlanta Falcons QB and coach killer Michael Vick tried to get on a plane in Miami with a tricked out water bottle. Seems the bottle contained a secret compartment - oooo, fancy - with a little something special inside. Per MSNBC, "the bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained 'a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana'." A NFL player tokin' up? The hell you say. I thought it was just Ricky Williams.

And finally, last night at dinner my brother told me that Sidney Crosby is going to better than Gretzky. Ummm hmmm. Pardon my skepticism, but I'll believe that when I see it. Sure, he's doing pretty great for a 19-year-old kid. In his first season, he finished 6th in the league, with 102 points and ended up second in Rookie of the Year voting. He led Canada's juniors to a gold medal in 2005. No question, it's a fine start. But let's keep it real, shall we? In 1979-80, Gretz' first full season with the Edmonton Oilers, he had 137 points and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP. Season 2? 164 points. By season 3, at the ripe old age of 20, it was 212 points including 92 goals. He won the Hart for 8 consecutive years, for Pete's sake. In the last 20 years or so, we've had a whole bunch of guys who were going to be better than Gretzky - Lemieux, Lindros, Kariya, Selanne, Thornton and so on. They were great, but they weren't The Great One. No doubt, someone will surpass him someday. Maybe even The Kid. But I think I'll wait a little longer before I plan the coronation.

Um. Okay. You got me. I know nothing about soccer. Hmm. So, did you hear that David Beckham is going to be playing in L.A.? I seem to recall reading that somewhere. You may have noticed a little bit of news coverage on it last week. You'd think L.A. was getting an actual footballer and not some guy who got kicked off the English national team and hasn't started in Madrid basically the entire season. He sure is purty though.


  • At 8:30 a.m., Blogger Sharkman said…

    Yes Beckham hasn't been starting with Real Madrid and he is not what he once was however Real Madrid is one of the best clubs on the planet. A team of nothing but international stars. No shame in not being the starting midfielder with Real. Also at 31 he is still one of the absolutely best passers in the game and one of the best free kickers in the game. Good for him for signing, getting the contract and bringing his wife to Hollywood to attempt to revive her career (yes she even had a career at one point). Can he give her a bigger gift then drop her in the entertainment world hot spot. Oh wait, yes he can give her a bigger gift, by signing a 250 million dollar contract. I'm just surprised he didn't sign with New York, he has stated in the past that it his there favourite city in the world.


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