Thursday, July 17, 2008


I was running on the treadmill at 11 minute pace this eve. FYI--running on the mill allows me to chill and listen to good news and watch ESPN. I was listening to vintage Jimmy Cliff and Madness and other ska/reggae toons for a while and then switched to ESPN where there was all of this nonsense about more doping on the Tour De France. What a joke. It seems as if everyone of these guys dope and that most, are just trying to figure out how not to get caught. Its has become a Russian roulette sort of thing. Those that are lucky enough not to get tested at the wrong time, might win and those that are not lucky enough get kicked off the tour. Of course, this is what the media presents, and thus, is what is shaping my opinion. But, based on what is coming out out from various news channels, it seems pretty ridiculous.

I have even heard rumors that local bike racers in this area are so type A(I need to win at all costs) they they might even stoop down to do performance enhancing drugs.

Could the same be said of local runners?

What is the world coming to?

Roger Clemens was once my hero. I remember when I was 14 and 15 years old going to Fenway Park early on the games Clemens would pitch. Me and my buddies worshiped the dude. Now look at him.

Everyday a sports hero comes crashing down.

Lesson learned here is keep your body clean and remain a righteous athlete!

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