I am Zapatero
I just realized that the Giro starts this weekend.
I used to get all excited about the Giro.
Now I am having a hard time caring. Maybe I will get into it once it starts. I think I'm gonna cheer for Simoni just because I dig his shoes. And he wanted to kiss me at Interbike. And he has the world's best doping explanation with the aunt and the cocaine candy thing.
Confessing is all the rage now. And the headlines for their confessions are always the admission of the code name. Basso is Birillo, Scarponi is Zapatero. I want a blood bag name. It will be like Laura's coffee name, except it has to be ridiculously obvious.
I thought they were doing pet's names...but is Zapatero really Scarponi's dog's name? And I'm still not clear on whether Basso's mastiff is named Birillo or Terello. I hope his confession cleared this up. Lying about doping is one thing, but lying about your dog's name?
They should just keep changing their pet's name, like we do.
Basso's mastiff is going to be more famous than Hamilton's retriever.
And can we talk about Basso's lawyer, Massimo, for a minute. If any american lawyer walked in wearing that suit, his client would be hosed. Nothing screams dishonest more than pimp daddy pinstripes. But da yam, that is some fine tailoring.
So all of the Giro riders were tested. Except for those pulled from the roster at the last minute for critical reasons. Like not having the right clothes, or a cold. For real. It was announced that Belli would not be attending because he could not be fitted to the team's gear in time. Huh? They just figured this out? And Serguei Gonchar will be out because of a cold. A cold. I don't even skip a training ride because of a cold.
Earlier today, a coworker told me about someone who was fired, but kept trying to show up to work anyway, and would sit at her desk and work until someone made her leave.
So, I was thinking, what if one of the expelled riders did that? What would happen?
Rumor is that Zulle did this at the 98 Tour after the whole Festina thing went down. The story is that he would get up early and ride all of the stages beforehand. The media made a game of "Alex Spotting" and the organizers got all bent and had to ask Zulle to please go home.
Here's some camphone pics just because I am out of kitty pics: