Fantastic list done by EDSBS matching up lots of the BCS football teams to the drugs they represent. Some of the my favorites:
"OHIO STATE: Weed. Wildly popular. Gets smoked by SEC football players in bowls."
"MINNESOTA: Fetanyl lollipops. First you get numb. Then your teeth fall out. Then you die."
"SYRACUSE: Milk of Magnesia. Doesn't really do anything except make you shit your brains out."
What they said about Michigan - "MICHIGAN: Opium. It's the 1930s intellectual's heroin. A gentleman's crack, if you will. (Warning: may cause lassitude, grandiose visions, and slow perception of time passing.)"
I just finished watching the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "The Two Escobars," and I thought it was the best so far. I know a lot of people liked the edition "June 17, 1994," which was the last in this series, and "The U," which was my favorite before tonight's edition (for its pure comedy), but for me, this one was incredible.
It brought about emotions of happiness (in the beginning, for the team), anger, and sadness (if you saw it, these are easy to figure out). I think it's pretty rare for a sports documentary about a team I don't follow in a country I've never visited to elicit such emotions in this viewer. Although the stuff at the end about "this would've never happened if Pablo was alive" wasn't necessarily my cup of tea (not that there isn't some truth to that idea), I still thought the piece was well-crafted, detailed, thorough, and very heart-wrenching. I especially liked the fact that we got to hear from the players on the team, the coach, and other involved parties in-depth, with hardly any other narrative added or needed. They had excellent source material.
Anyone else see it and have any thoughts?
Rather than attend 18-months of treatment, former Spartan Charles Rogers has opted to go back to jail.
After A-Rod, the NFL suspensions this fall, etc., I have to wonder how clean the NCAA is. If I'm reading this policy correctly, schools cannot even provide protein drinks to athletes. The banned substance (PDF) list is the usual suspects and it looks like the punishments are severe. One violation and you're gone.
Have there been any violations of the drug policy (the performance-enhancing kind, not the Michael Phelps kind)? Does the NCAA usually publish reports about the number of tests, the number of positives, that sort of thing? Do the schools get any form of punishment, in addition to the athletes?
And, a bigger question: do you believe the college athletes are clean?
I'm done with MLB until they start enforcing their policy to the point that it is a serious punishment. I'm particularly upset about the handling of the JC Romero case: he tested positive in August, was allowed to pitch and win World Series games, and now has a 50 game suspension to start the series.
From TMZ. He not only grew up in Columbus but also attended tOSU.
Same MO as Boone. Do they actually teach this at tOSU?
Former NFL superstar Terry Glenn was arrested in Dallas last week after cops say he was running around a hotel drunk out of his mind and carrying weed -- oh, and he may have been naked.
Glenn, who was released from the Dallas Cowboys over the summer, was charged with public intoxication and marijuana possession after he was allegedly causing a disturbance at the Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel around 10:30 PM.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ the front desk received several complaints from guests -- but one person claimed they saw Glenn lying on the floor in a hallway with his pants down.
We're also told Glenn went off on the hotel employee who called the cops, saying "You don't f**kin' know me ... I don't give a f**k what you do ... get the f**k outta here!"