Sports’ Stories That Just Make You Want To Do A Double Take ………..

Sports’ Stories That Just Make You Want To Do A Double Take ………..

Well now that the NFL season has ended and we’re into postseason play, now all of the suspense builds up with the divisional round playoffs. The match-ups are the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets taking on the San Diego Chargers. Those are the final four participants within the AFC . In the NFC we’ll see the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Minnesota Vikings and the other half of the NFC divisional round will pit the Arizona Cardinals taking on the New Orleans Saints .

This weekend in that regard we’ll certainly see eight teams aspiring to make it to the respective championship games for the four remaining berths , thereof. The teams are most certainly evenly matched and you’d be hard pressed to pick out a decisive favorite amongst them all. For myself, I’m simply looking forward to these quartet of games and as to what their outcomes might be. My hopes were long shot down when the New England Patriots put up such ‘a putrid performance’ against the Baltimore Ravens, in their thoroughly lopsided 33-14 loss at Gillette Stadium , in Foxboro , Massachusetts. The less said about the loss at this juncture , the better ! Suffice to say as a Pats’ fan, I’m about as enamored with the ‘team’ right now as Rush Limbaugh might be, were he in a room filled with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and The Congressional Black Caucus . And we all know how Rush loves the minorities at this juncture don’t we ? Well that’s the same way I feel about the Patriots at this juncture !

CBS Sportsline’s own coverage of the McGwire’s admitted use of steroids.

Is it me ? But was anyone at all surprised that former Cardinals’ slugger, Mark McGwire finally ‘fessed up’ to the fact that he took steroids ? Sooner, or later that baby had to be thrown out with the bath water. And this as_hole is now trying to say it was all a mistake ? And he was under pressure to take the elicit substances ? F-ck him and the horse he rode in on ! If he didn’t have the temerity to tell the truth when he was subpoenaed by Congress. Then why the hell should I now believe that this confession is a full act of contrition ? What he’s done to the game of baseball and the very fact that the MLB hierarchy still acknowledges his feats are as unconscionable as it comes. It’d appear that if anything what McGwire is now yearning is the public’s empathy and final vindication that all is now forgiven . Well, as a baseball fan , I won’t be forgiving McGwire or any of his counterparts who subjected the public to this sham , anytime soon. They’ve all profited from this immeasurably and still do , to this day. Whereas, the fans of the game haven’t at all received anything tangible in return.

McGwire in his interview with Bob Costas on the MLB Network admits his use of steroids.

Over the next five years many of the more prominent names from the era will be up for nomination into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown , New York. And although those gullible idiots of the BBWAA will preside over the process. I’m not at all certain that many of them won’t see fit to do unimaginable and actually grant the likes of Barry Bonds , Roger Clemens , or perhaps McGwire , himself, induction into the Hall of Fame. Those morons couldn’t find their way out a dark room with the assist of a flashlight and compass to guide them. But we’re now going to have them preside of an adjudication process that’s about as flawed as they come. Never mind the fact that their objectivity is actually based more on favoritism , rather than subjectivity.

McGwire  (right) seen  here  with  then  manager , Tony  La  Russa of  the  St  Louis Cardinals.    McGwire  was  recently   hired  as  a  hitting  instructor  for  the  team.  Is  anyone  under  the  impression  that  Albert  Pujols  is  in   need  of    McGwirie's  assistance  when  it  comes  to  'hitting'   a  baseball  ?      picture  appears   courtesy  of   Sports  Illustrated and  AP/Photos/  Rod  Killion   ......................
McGwire (right) seen here with then manager , Tony La Russa of the St Louis Cardinals. McGwire was recently hired as a hitting instructor for the team. Is anyone under the impression that Albert Pujols is in need of McGwirie's assistance when it comes to 'hitting' a baseball ? picture appears courtesy of Sports Illustrated and AP/Photos/ Rod Killion ......................

Courtesy of AP and Yahoo Sports

Mark McGwire finally admits using steroids

By Ronald Blum , AP Sports Writer

New York (AP)—Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, former major league slugger Mark McGwire admitted Monday that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.

“The toughest thing is my wife, my parents, close friends have had no idea that I hid it from them all this time,” McGwire told The Associated Press in an emotional, 20-minute interview. “I knew this day was going to come. I didn’t know when.”

In a quavering voice, McGwire apologized and said he used steroids and human growth hormone on and off for a decade, starting before the 1990 season and including the year he broke Roger Maris’ single-season home run record in 1998.

“I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said. “It was foolish and it was a mistake.”

He had mostly disappeared since his infamous testimony before a congressional committee in March 2005, when he repeatedly said, “I’m not here to talk about the past,” a response that made him an object of ridicule during his self-imposed exile.

Once he was hired by the Cardinals in October to be their hitting coach, however, he knew he had to say something before the start of spring training in mid-February.

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And the one other person who’s complicit in this all , has to be St Louis Cardinals’ manager , Tony La Russa . For him to still categorically state that he never knew that McGwire was using steroids either when he was a player with the Oakland Athletics or as a player with the Cardinals. Well that’d be about as believable as Joan Rivers stating categorically that she’s never undergone cosmetic surgery. Have you seen Joan’s ‘grill’ lately ? Alabaster or porcelain never looked that good and nor do the lies that have emanated from the lips of Tony La Russa ! And for La Russa to still stand ‘pat’ behind those claims gives the impression that he knowns the truth but just doesn’t to be implicated in the midst of it all. Funny but on looking back at the Congressional hearings , it seems somewhat ironic that very few club managers were actually subpoenaed to testify before Congress. Strange isn’t it don’t you think ? All of these players but yet ‘no managers’ were actually called to testify ? What is that Bud Selig and the MLB hierarchy still has to hide ? Could it be their duplicity and complicity on the ‘fraud’ perpetrated on the public throughout much of the nineties ?

The game of basketball is filled with its nuances and complexities and to my mind it might just be the most exhilarating of the four major sports to watch. Especially when it comes to the NBA and its plethora of stars on a number of teams around the league. The likes of Carmelo Anthony , Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade , Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard , Brandon Roy and Chris Paul, makes this such a wonderful spectacle to watch. That when incidents such as the ‘Gilbert Arenas’ situation arises, you have to wonder what the hell is going on with many of the players in the league , who ought to damn well know better ! And as much I’d to have confidence and faith in the NBA hierarchy under the league’s commissioner in, David Stern. I simply ‘cannot trust him to do what is right’ for the sport without him interjecting himself in the midst of it all , to make it more about what he’s doing for the sport. Rather than what needs to be done proactively when acts detrimental to the sport arise. If ever there was a person who is as ego driven and who craves the limelight just as much as the game’s biggest stars. Then David Stern is that very person ! If you doubt my word, just see the way that he conducts his interviews with the print and television media.

Former  NBA star,  Jayson  Williams  is seen  here   with  his  attorney  after the  court  deliberations  in  his   trial.  The  player was  sentenced to  18 months  in  prison  for  the  wrongful  death  of   his   former  limo  driver  Costas  'Gus' Christofi.    The incident  took  place  in  March  of  2002  and   with there  being  two  intervening  trials  since  the  incident  Williams is  finally  willing to  accept responsibility  in the  death  of  the  victim.   A  civil  settlement   was   paid  to  Christofi's   family   which   was   privately  agreed  to   out of court in which  the  family was  paid  $ 2 million for  Christofi's  death.     picture  appears   courtesy  of  nytimes.com/ Brian  Branch  Price   ....................
Former NBA star, Jayson Williams is seen here with his attorney after the court deliberations in his trial. The player was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the wrongful death of his former limo driver Costas 'Gus' Christofi. The incident took place in March of 2002 and with there being two intervening trials since the incident Williams is finally willing to accept responsibility in the death of the victim. A civil settlement was paid to Christofi's family which was privately agreed to out of court in which the family was paid $ 2 million for Christofi's death. picture appears courtesy of nytimes.com/ Brian Branch Price ....................

It hardly seems like almost a decade ago, that former Nets and Sixers’ player, Jayson Williams seems finally willing to accept responsibility in the death of his former limousine driver, Costas ‘Gus’ Christofi. The limo driver was shot to death in the errant gun play of Williams who’d consumed a fair amount of alcohol that evening, having returned home with his entourage to his palatial mansion in Alexandria Township , New Jersey. The events that led up to that fateful event and what transpired afterwards has been told and retold , time and time again. And now with a final plea agreement reached after a third trial , Williams will be sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment for the wrongful death of Christofi. To my mind the sentence is far too lenient , given the circumstances of the crime and Williams’ actions before and thereafter.

Williams and his entourage having returned to his home would then proceed on with their partying , whereupon further unlimited amounts of alcohol was consumed and it was alleged that Williams and several of his guests had also smoked marijuana. Which if anything further exacerbated what would already be an unfortunate event. Williams along with several of his guests had seen fit to employ in some jocular play and as to why he and they should deem it fit to wield a loaded shot gun about, as part of that scenario is about as thoughtless as running through a mine field blindfolded. But somehow, Jayson Williams thought it appropriate wielding a loaded shotgun whilst inebriated and his inhibitions greatly impaired from drink. Can we all agree that ‘stupid is, as stupid does’ ? With Williams, Christofi and several of the host’s guests in an upstairs room in the mansion. Somehow , Williams states that the gun went off accidentally, whilst he was pointing it away from the victim. This wouldn’t be the original story told however , to law enforcement when the crime was originally investigated.

Courtesy of The NY Times

Williams Pleads Guilty in ’02 Driver Shooting

By Nate Shweber

Somerville, N.J. — Jayson Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Monday in the fatal shooting of his limousine driver, bringing toward a close a legal case that began nearly eight years ago

Williams’s driver, Costas (Gus) Christofi, 55, died of chest wounds from a blast from Williams’s shotgun on Feb. 14, 2002. Williams will serve at least 18 months in state prison under the terms of the plea. Sentencing was set for Feb. 23.

Williams, 41, a former Nets forward, admitted in State Superior Court that he took out a shotgun in his Alexandria Township home to show friends, and that the weapon “discharged and hit Mr. Christofi in the chest.”

“Mr. Christofi died from the gunshot wound,” Williams said.

In 2003, Williams paid $2.75 million to Christofi’s family to settle a wrongful death civil case. On Monday, Williams appeared alongside his lawyer, Joseph A. Hayden Jr., who prompted him with questions. Williams admitted that he did not check the position of the safety on his shotgun, or whether it was loaded.

“I only saw the top barrel; I didn’t check the bottom barrel,” Williams said, adding that when he snapped the firearm shut with one hand he “did not look at the direction the muzzle of the gun was pointing.”

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Upon the blast from the shotgun , Christofi’s body was removed to a downstairs room within the home and the gun was placed besides his body and his finger prints were handsomely placed all over the weapon. Then Williams would then get one of his guests to ‘call 911′ and report that a suicide attempt had taken place at his residence. If that wasn’t heinous enough, Williams’ own wife would play a part in this all by backing up her husband’s story, knowing full well that it was all ‘a lie’ to begin with . But yet charges were only brought against Williams and two of his accomplices who in the end would testify against him in all three trials that’ve taken place in the pursuance of justice. They pled to lesser charges and in each case were given suspended sentences and probation of five years apiece. Throughout the many trials there has been a gross miscarriage of justice, as the victim and his family have had no justice whatsoever ! The prosecution has simply mishandled this case with almost the same ineptitude as shown by Chris Darden and Marcia Clark in the O J Simpson murder trial. In this case however, although Williams pled to a lesser charge as part of a plea agreement and was found guilty. The case is deemed a victory for the prosecution and ‘justice’ is seen to have been done. In the case of Simpson , that particular case was handled with the bumbling ineptitude not often seen with prosecution attorneys. But then again when a case becomes more about the pursuance of celebrity status, stardom and notoriety which was parlayed by both Clarke and Darden at the end of the Simpson trial. It gives the public very little faith in the justice system to begin with. And the same can be said once again, here in the Jayson Williams’ trial. He may well have been found guilty but a sentence of eighteen months seems nowhere near fitting enough for a crime that was contemptible to begin with because of the actions of the defendant.

courtesy of Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Jayson Williams pleads guilty in fatal NJ shooting

By Samantha Henry , Associated Press Writer ,

Somerville, N.J. (AP)—Former NBA star Jayson Williams, his personal life in shambles, took responsibility for accidentally shooting his limousine driver to death eight years ago by pleading guilty Monday to assault and agreeing to serve at least 18 months in prison.

Williams was awaiting retrial on a reckless manslaughter count but pleaded guilty to the lesser aggravated assault count for the 2002 death of Costas Christofi.

Williams remained poised during the hearing and mostly answered yes and no questions, though he did tell the judge that he had not fully checked a shotgun he was showing off to friends before snapping it closed.

“I didn’t look in the direction the muzzle of the gun was pointed,” he said, before admitting that his handling of the gun was reckless and that the gunshot caused Christofi’s death.

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This isn’t the end of Williams’ legal entanglement with the legal system as he’s yet to await a hearing over a traffic stop in New York City on a DUI charge. Somehow , I think that the justice system may well let that one go as nothing more than a light reprimand for the former NBA player, along with a mere slap on the wrist.

When is a man not a man ? It’s when he sees fit to raise his arms against his spouse as an act of subduing her merely to show off his masculinity. Isn’t it enough to read about a golfer’s philandering . And then to find out that he’s as much of a man as an effeminate ‘drag queen’. Tiger Woods states that it’s his intention to ‘heal the wounds and unpleasantness caused’ in the upheaval of his marriage. Unfortunately, Woods is nowhere to be seen at the side of his wife or children over the past five weeks. But yet he’s working on repairing his marriage ? Hey Tiger, let me know how things are working out for you ? If not that lover of Asian American men , Kate Gosselin has room for you at her modest abode along with a ready made family of eight children. And if you play your cards right she’ll no doubt ‘put out’, as well ?

Courtesy of Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Bucs’ safety Phillips accused of choking wife

Tampa , Fla. (AP)—Tampa Bay safety Jermaine Phillips(notes) has been charged with trying to choke his wife during an argument.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office press release, Phillips was charged with domestic battery by strangulation. Jail records indicated he is scheduled to be released on his own recognizance Monday.

Authorities say Phillips’ wife called 911 Sunday and said her husband had grabbed her around the neck. She said the couple argued after she confronted him about a number in his cell phone.

The Buccaneers said in a statement that the team was closely monitoring the situation.

Public defender Julianne Holt said a lawyer from her office appeared in court Monday for Phillips, but he is expected to retain a private attorney for future proceedings.

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Bucs'  safety  Jermaine  Phillips (23)  seen  here  with  Tampa Bay Buccaneers'   fan  Robert McFarland at  the  team's  fanfest    held  Raymond  James  Stadium  in  Tampa  , Florida.   These are  the  sort  of   characters   from  the  Gruden  regime  that  in  essence  are  what  the  Bucs are  now  pinning  their  hopes on as to  the  immediacy  of  their   future.   Well  coming  off  a  3-13   season    , can  we  just  say  that  this   team and   Phillips   are clearly showing  that a  backbone   and  character  isn't  one  of their  strongest   traits  !     picture   appears  courtesy  of Tampa  Bay  Tribune  /  Pete  Clarke  .......................
Bucs' safety Jermaine Phillips (23) seen here with Tampa Bay Buccaneers' fan Robert McFarland at the team's fanfest held Raymond James Stadium in Tampa , Florida. These are the sort of characters from the Gruden regime that in essence are what the Bucs are now pinning their hopes on as to the immediacy of their future. Well coming off a 3-13 season , can we just say that this team and Phillips are clearly showing that a backbone and character isn't one of their strongest traits ! picture appears courtesy of Tampa Bay Tribune / Pete Clarke .......................

As I alluded to earlier, Woods is no real man , instead of dealing with his problems he continues to run away from them. Way to go Tiger, way to go ! In light of it all Woods’ problems seems slight when measured against that of Bucs’ safety Jermaine Phillips. The player has been arraigned and charged with domestic abuse in trying to strangle his wife , after she confronted him over a number she found on his cell phone. It’s not known whether or not the number belongs to an acquaintance of Phillips but it was enough for him to react physically violently in the ensuing confrontation with his wife. Grabbing her by the neck, he choked her until she fell to the ground, almost suffocating and passing out. There’s a moral to the story here Jermaine , walk the fu_k away , rather than losing your temper. Your actions in no way prove that you’re a man , provoked or unprovoked. It shows you to be less of a man than you already are, and then some !

We live in a violent enough of a society as it is already , without having to read about athletes wielding guns needlessly or subjecting members of their immediate family to such abhorrent horror and abuse, merely because of their temper. Enough already ! And hopefully the powers that be , in this case law enforcement , will go about doing their job in the appropriate fashion , rather circumventing the real tenets of the law with the never-ending abuse of plea agreements and bargaining. More than often not, these same offenders become the same repeat offenders. And where does that get us at the end of the day ? Needless to say, that there’ll be some bleeding heart morons who’ll continually stand up and say let the athletes alone, as it’s their life to do with as they please. Well no , that’s not the case, when they endanger the public or a family member and then it’s the taxpayer’s monies that is being used to incarcerate and feed them whilst they’re behind bars. I’ve no problem with locking their a_s up, just as long I’m not the one paying the expense of their stay behind bars.

NB: Due reverence is given here to my compatriot Bob Marley & The Wailers and their rendition of ‘Concrete Jungle’ . With my heritage being of Caribbean ancestry , I’m fully appreciative of this particular part of my Jamaican ancestry. And the culture brought forth with regard to reggae music and what it has meant to the music culture and the borders it has crossed.

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Alan Parkins aka tophatal ………. 🙂

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An avid sports' fans that's all !!!!!

17 thoughts on “Sports’ Stories That Just Make You Want To Do A Double Take ………..”

    1. al clements

      If Peyton’s beating his wife three times a week , more likely when he’s doing it, it’s during a game of either Scrabble or Monopoly.

      As for the likes of Jermaine Phillips what else is new ? Personally I believe the moment something like this happens with an NFL, NBA , MLB or NHL player . They ought to be automatically suspended by their respective league’s governing body without pay , pending the league’s own internal inquiry. That way it sends a ‘concrete message’ to others that – that sort of behavior won’t be tolerated at all.

      Alan Parkins

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  1. Well, I hope you aren’t still freezing your nuts off on your birthday!

    I don’t really care about the McGwire story. I’m immune to any of the “new” developments. We all knew he was doing it, and a ton of other guys were too. It helps or they wouldn’t be doing it! That is a good point though, why didn’t they have the coaches come in for testimony?

    I actually hope the Vikings win this week, and I didn’t think that I’d say that…

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    1. chappy 81

      If McGwire thinks that by offering up this ‘trite apology’ means he is forgiven , then he’s got another coming ! And especially if idiots like Selig and La Russa then try to legitimize it all by stating that he now seeks repentance.

      ‘I’m an a_shole and I need to be punished so hey lady, sit on my thimble length d_ck . Whoopi ‘ !

      The guy has gained financially by participating in a fraud from which he gained financially at the expense of all baseball fans. Anyone who views it otherwise clearly doesn’t see the damage that has been irreparably done to what little if any integrity is left in the game .

      I do however feel that the Jayson Williams’ saga is of relevance given the length of time it has taken for some sort of justice to be finally , seen to be served . It has been almost a decade since the original crime took place . How can you overlook something like that ? Or are you so oblivious to it all that you don’t feel that it concerns you ?

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      Alan Parkins 🙂

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    2. chappy 81

      You want to know there weren’t any coaches or executives subpoenaed to give testimony ? Well that’s because they couldn’t be trusted to go out there and then suborn perjury.

      Guys like La Russa , La Sorda , Torre , GM’s such as Brian Cashman and others of that ilk can’t be trusted to tell the truth at all. And not only that but George Mitchell was the wrong guy to be heading up baseball’s so called investigation after whose named report ‘ The Mitchell Report was named after. Never mind the fact that the House Government Oversight Committee are just ‘a bunch of posturing and pandering buffoons’ ! They lack more credibility than the entire baseball fraternity.

      Hence the reason behind the collusion that the entire MLB hierarchy wanted the players to foot the blame for the entire mess.Is it any wonder that Bud Selig has acted the way that he has ?
      Just step back and look at the broader picture and look at how that whole canvas has been painted to begin with ?
      It wreaks of ineptitude and collusion on the part of the MLB executives and owners. And the role played by the players wasn’t anytheless important , at all !

      Alan Parkins

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    1. aero

      At the moment I don’t know whether or not to feel pains of joy or laughter. What with the McGwire ‘sob-fest’ and his apparent so called ‘act of contrition’. And then the Lane Kiffin jump to USC . I mean did you see that coming ?

      Here’s Lane one minute regaling us with ‘ Rocky Top’ about the program’s greatness and the next he’s telling you that the USC position was the one that he’d always relished ? WTF ? That’s a real slap in the face of all of the Vols’ fans as well as to the footballing program. Lane Kiffin is a disingenuous bas_ard ! And to my mind the same thing that they have in place for a student when they ‘red-shirt’ they should install for coaches , as well ! That should be something that should be mandated by the NCAA . It makes a complete mockery of collegiate athletics and the standards one presumes that’ve been in place.

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      Alan Parkins 🙂

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  2. So tell me something I don’t know. We all knew he was a juicer. he is just like the Alcoholic-the last to admit he has a problem. What can I say. Dittos

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    1. bobby gee

      McGwire is a sack of s_hit , just like his former coach, Tony La Russa . The fraud that both have perpetrated in collusion with the MLB hierarchy and alike is unconscionable. Unfortunately the fans have no right of recourse in the matter. And we all know that neither the federal government or the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) are liable to do a damn thing about it all ! That’s why I for one now think that the sport has become a real fuc_ing joke under Selig’s watch !

      And what’s even more exacerbating about the whole thing was the Congressional hearings. How the hell can you have it and not even have one friggin’ coach or general manager subpoenaed to give actual testimony ? As for the ‘Mitchell Report’. What a fu_king joke that was to begin with ! George Mitchell had about as much credibility as Sarah Palin would have , as the Federal Reserve chairman. How the hell can you have a guy who sits on the board of the Red Sox overseeing such a sensitive investigation ? It would’ve made sense to have an independent member conduct the investigation from the outset. But an a_s such as Selig essentially kept it all inhouse. Which in effect added to the absurdity of it all and the fallout afterwards with the Justice Dept subpoenaing those very same records and findings, in order that they could indict Barry Bonds and his suborning perjury.

      Alan Parkins

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  3. Kiffin will get plenty of press, but that’s about all he’s good for.
    That and hiring other people to do the real coaching for him.
    As for McGwire, he is living in a state of denial.Even he can’t be that stupid, can he?
    Keep jammin’ me friend.

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    1. aero

      Lane Kiffin is a monster , he’s like Mike Tyson , he’ll eat your kids and then devour whatever else in sight . LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

      I just hope that the Trojans’ fans can put up with all of his ‘shtick’ at the end of the day. Because that’s all he’s really good for. He’s not that great of a coach to begin with. He’s merely living off his father’s legacy of being a great defensive coordinator. As an assistant to Pete Carroll , he was no ‘better than a towel or water boy’ and that’s about it.

      ‘Sorry, I don’t understand the question . How many chucks can a woodchuck chuck ? I still don’t understand’. Oh , but you know the Vols’ fans can rest assured that on my next visit to Knoxville I will be taking another ‘dump’ here. Ha, ha ! Got ya’ suckers !

      This guy is a ‘douche-bag of the highest order’ and then some !

      Alan Parkins

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  4. I don’t think McGwire’s admission came as much of a shock to anyone, Al, as opposed to the Kiffin announcement which took the nation by surprise.

    Just another reason college football is more entertaining that our national pastime.

    My McGwire piece is up.

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      I’m not surprised by the admission either just the fact that he’s (McGwire)now looking for the public’s sympathy. Why the hell should the public be that forgiving when he profited from this all financially ?

      I left a comment on the piece concerning McGwire and I also chimed in about Lane Kiffin as well. Make of it what you will.

      I just hope that while Jayson Williams does his 18 months in prison he gets ‘his salad’ tossed at least two or three times over the course of his stay ! . Couldn’t happen to a more welcoming person !

      Alan Parkins

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  5. Guys

    Anyone who’s of the impression that McGwire’s apology was sincere ought to get their head examined. Much as in the same way Pete Rose’s so called contrite apology was laughable , so too is McGwire’s as was A-Rod’s. All three profited greatly financially from their misdeeds and that’s what everyone seems to be forgetting in the midst of this all.

    And can someone now tell me why that buffoon , Bobby Knight is defending McGwire ? Hasn’t that ‘misogynistic bastard’ done enough as it is already ? Hey Bob, Gatorade isn’t forbidden by federal law as to its use you dumb ass ! And at the same time you seem to forget you f_cking moron that the players were in essence obtaining the substance illegally. What the *&ck is wrong with Bobby Knight ?

    The same can be said also for Tony La Russa !

    Alan Parkins

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