A Busy Week in Sports
Ok, you made your point…
Surprise! Nobody made it into Cooperstown. I had written a few weeks ago that there wasn’t much of a chance that any of the big names (that were linked to steroid use) would be voted in, but I was a little surprised that Biggio (with his 3,000 career hits) didn’t get enough votes.
Bonds received 36.2% of the writers ballots, Clemens 37.6% and Biggio 68.2%. You need 75% to make it in, so maybe Biggio will get in next year.
I think it’s still debatable if Biggio is really an all-time great or just a very good player. However, when you compare his stats to the stats of other who’ve made it in, he deserves to be inducted.
As for the whole steroid debate…..OK writers you made your point! Now please just deal with the fact that an entire era was tainted and vote for Bonds and Clemens next year….they deserve to be there….no matter what you really think of them.
Now you come clean?
So Lance Armstrong is sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid 90-minute interview that airs next week? What could this possible be about? Maybe he’ll tell her that he’s completely innocent, and was just a victim of the cycling culture? Or, maybe he’ll finally come clean and admit his guilt and say he’s sorry so he can race again? At this point it really doesn’t matter and nobody really cares or will believe anything he has to say anyway.
Dirty old man overshadows best line of the night
Ok, so Monday night’s BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame was a blow out, but it didn’t mean it wasn’t entertaining. A lot is being made of Brent Musburger’s comment when he fawned a little too much over Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb during the telecast. Obviously he was joking…I was watching the game at a friend’s house and we were all laughing, because he did seem to have a little too much interest in her. However, I didn’t think that an apology was necessary. What is he supposed to say when the game is a blowout and the camera is on her for over a minute? By the way, Webb’s twitter followers rose from 500 before the game to well over 200,000 now.
I was more upset that Musburger’s comments overshadowed the best line of the night that came from Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly. After the (Fighting?) Irish went into the locker room trailing Alabama 28-0, Coach Kelly was asked how Notre Dame would recover from being down 28 points. His response: “Maybe if Alabama doesn’t come back out for the second half.” Awesome!