MURPHY’S LAW: Glass House, Tiger Roars, Lance Defends
The new TV show, “Glass House”, on ABC should have a consent form for all contestants as they completely sign away their last shreds of dignity.
Tiger Woods will never be the Tiger of 2000 again, but he sure looked good in round one at the U.S. Open. Just ask Bubba and Phil.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency believes strongly Lance Armstrong cheated his way to all seven Tour de France titles. My guess is nearly everyone has already made up his or her mind, and nothing will change it. Those who believe there’s no way someone clean could win that much in a sport where cheating runs rampant think Armstrong knew how to beat testing, just as Marion Jones did. And then there are those who wonder how many times Lance has to clear his name, when nothing sticks. He’ll have to do it again, or he can’t compete in September’s Hy-Vee Triathlon. Ruth Comer, a VP with Hy-Vee sent this to me via email, “It’s fair to mention that Lance has been drug-tested more than 500 times during his career and has never failed a drug test. If he’s able to compete at Hy-Vee on September 2nd , it’s going to be a fantastic race; if he isn’t, we’re still going to have the best professional field ever assembled for a triathlon.”
Five no-hitters in the Majors this season, including two perfect games. I wonder why hitters haven’t overpowered pitchers the past few years. Oh yeah. Right. Steroids.
The no-hitters lose luster when we average one every two weeks.
One of the great sportswriters/commentators of our time, of any time, will join our radio show Friday, Frank Deford. I can’t wait to talk to Mr. Deford about his new book, “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter”. There’s no shortage of topics, but I must find out why everyone disliked Rodney Dangerfield while making the iconic Miller Lite commercials. (“Tastes Great”. “Less Filling”.)
Victims’ testimony in the Jerry Sandusky trial has been so damning to Sandusky, it feels like the defense should just throw in the towel. Sandusky is a monster (allegedly).
I’m interested to see what the NCAA thinks, following the Sandusky verdict. Penn State shows the definition of lack of institutional control. The football program, and its coaching icons, were put before the welfare of children. There is no greater shame.
I still haven’t seen the Dream Team documentary, but I’m not pouting. Yes I am.
Now it’s a series. Heat-Thunder tied at 1.