Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The one we were waiting for


He should have stuck to just whiskey

next....

10 Comments:

At 9:09 AM, July 24, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

pab gets points!

 
At 9:13 AM, July 24, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

big fat bummer...but are any of us really that surprised? I'll take off my rose colored glasses...

 
At 9:39 AM, July 24, 2007, Blogger Flandria said...

is it really worth it for glory...?

I always think that if it's fishy and too good to be true...it's fishy...

that is a bummer...really sad news but I am not surprised

 
At 10:19 AM, July 24, 2007, Blogger Lyne said...

damn. Now let's hear his excuses, vodka ?

 
At 5:13 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

i used to love watching euro-pro bike racing. I mean I really, really did.

And, I even enjoyed it a little this weekend, mostly cus of the company, though.

But man, until i think the sport (again, at the protour level) is clean again....and i think it is still far from it...I just can't see how it is worth our attention.

Not when we have so many local heroic types--people we know and trust--to follow and cheer for...at a level that I sincerely hope is far less corrupt...

 
At 6:33 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

Sport and all sport will never be clean. Remember Adam Berman and Adam Sbeih?

 
At 7:38 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

yeah, i know, Dave Fuentes, too. But it wasn't a surprise to me when Dave got busted. I didn't know the other guys--I wonder if people who knew them were surprised...

Anyway, I just hope that our national scene is less corrupt than the euro scene, and the reason I have hope that it is, is that there is less money involved.

I think that the level, or amount, of corruption increases as the money involved increases.

Sometimes I really wish that all racing was just for t-shirts...

 
At 7:47 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger T. Marie said...

what? you mean you wouldn't dope for a neon lavender and yellow mispelled snelling tee shirt in three sizes too big???

 
At 10:32 AM, July 25, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

I think el Cid is right. It is not always about glory. People race for different reasons, and cheating usually is more about money than glory.

I ran SF marathon one year (90's) where they finally caught a MASTERS woman cheating the circuit for $5,000, she'd cut the course get a ride and collect the masters purse, she had been doing it all year, she didn't do it for glory, she'd leave right after and get her prizes mailed to her, it was easy income because after a few results race directors actually paid her costs to race, for fans she was just a name in a long list of results. No one was paying close attention to the masters so she got away with it for awhile. I also know of athletes that cheated for glory where there was no prize, it was unbelievable. These were americans and amateur athletes in a sport with little glory.

People concoct elaborate plans to scan millions of $$. I don't think any sport at the top level will ever be clean and it won't stop me from finding heroes with in that arena.
Why waste time speculating? I say enjoy what there is... Today Levi stepped up, Contador was the conquistador, Cadel refused to get shelled and unless we discover otherwise we can respect their fight.

... I've had too much coffee.

 
At 8:33 PM, July 25, 2007, Blogger BELLA BEAR said...

With that face...what do you expect? The tongue out of the mouth is the only good one!

 

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