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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Worst of 2006

I know I'm about 3 weeks behind the times, but give me a break...

I stumbled across a post called the 50 Most Loathesome People in America, 2006. Right there at #34 is Barry Bonds:
Charges: Literally a fraud through and through; a walking lie in flesh and blood. The idea that any coach, owner or MLB exec couldn’t tell Bonds was juicing when he pulled a slo-mo Incredible Hulk routine over the course of a couple of years, doubling his home run average at an age when most athletic careers are winding down, is a bad joke. So is the fact that the SF Giants are looking to get another year out of Bonds, now 42, three years after Bonds was exposed to the world as a chemical freak, and they don’t give a s**t what he’s on. Record breakers fill seats, after all, even if they’re misshapen mutants. But don’t hate the game, folks; hate the player—especially one who gets busted doing speed and fingers a teammate, falsely or not.

Exhibit A:
"It’s called talent. I just have it. I can’t explain it. You either have it or you don’t."

Sentence: Liver tumors, jaundice, fluid retention, high blood pressure, shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, development of breasts, paranoia, extreme irritability, delusions, and impaired judgment.
Before you follow the link, be forewarned: it gets very rough. Not for those who take offense at much of anything!

1 comment:

Mike said...

jsquire, I have a few older articles on form that were sent to me awhile back by the coach that I think you would really enjoy. Email me from my profile if you'd like me to email you copies. Very cool stuff from Bowerman and from Lydiard (of course).

A friend sent me the Noakes book, now I doubt I'll ever need another running book...ever.