Also seeing if twitter embeds work.
Great week for drugs in sports. Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell test positive, MLB gets ready drop bombs on A-Rod and Ryan Braun over Biogenesis, the Home Run Derby showcases some artificial muscle the Tour de France drags on, and Coach Kidd plead guilty to a 2012 DUI
And you thought Bud Selig and Roger Goodell had rid the sports world of drugs. No chance. Athletes these days these days are juicing like it’s the 90s. Doesn’t even have to be steroids or classic PEDs like amphetamines and HGH. Athletes are using all types of physical and mental stimulants, including Adderall. Even if you’re not blatantly using illegal substances, you’ve got to be testing the limits. Gay said he was let down by a friend who told him his drug was legal, while Olympic 10k gold and silver medalists Mo Farrah and Galen Rupp apparently brought a goddamn Walgreens to London with them. It’s just the reality; the winners are gonna be pushing the envelope, you want to be on top, you’ve got to be willing to get a little dirty.
Bottom line, if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying
Gotta feel for the guy. Gets a questionable haircut, goes 4-9, basically falls off the face of the earth, and then when he decides to make a big statement by throwing a 13 strikeout no hitter, he does it at one in the morning (east coast time, which is most important for the news cycle/twitterverse), right as George Zimmerman is being found not guilty and that Glee kid is (probably) OD’ing in a hotel room in Vancouver. Everyone is woke up this morning, checking their Facebooks and having no idea that The Freak is back, unless they have friends who are die-hard Giants fans. Timmy needs a new publicist immediately, someone to advise him to save his no-hitters for the east coast and not waste a good one during Zimmerman’s jury deliberations. Obviously Glee kid’s death was unpredictable so we’ll chalk that one up to bad luck, but the Zimmerman’s trial is basically the only thing that’s been on msnbc and CNN for the past two weeks.