Friday, January 18, 2013

Sports This Week

The sports news this week has really been weird.  I'm not a sports fan, but I've got to ask myself if somehow the whole sports industry has lost track of basic sanity.

First, Lance Armstrong admits to doping.  Really.  After suing people who accused him of doping.  Now, he thinks an apology will set him free?  Really?  What an asshole.

Then, poor Manti Te'o (who I never heard about until yesterday).   Evidently, this poor kid was smitten by an online relationship and has been made a complete fool of.  Everyone is wondering if he's a victim or an active participant.  Really?  C'mon.  Three years in a relationship with this woman and he's never met her?  Or has he?  Inquiring mans want to know.  I mean, really, are the gals at Notre Dame so ugly, so uninteresting, that you  couldn't find a girl that you could actually touch?  The mind reels.

Silly games and the people who play them.


BobF said...

That mealy mouthed "apology" was straight from the book on nonapologies. And I agree, even an honest apology is not going to cut it.

Rivrdog said...

The Te'o case shows the absolute fact that the sports press is in bed with Notre Dame.

I heard sports blather yesterday that said "it came from Notre Dame, why WOULD we fact-check it?"

I also heard one honest commentator say that if it wasn't for the Notre Dame "factor" (of beeess about their capabilities), they would have never played ANY BCS game this year.

Doesn't Notre Dame really mean "bunch of girlie-men" in Acadian?

Old NFO said...

Meh... ignoring it all...

mostlycajun said...

What's the old joke?:

Q: What does the Notre Dame stadium have Astroturf?

A: To keep the cheerleaders from grazing on the field.

(It's a JOKE! And yes, it's been told with every university imaginable)