Not a good week for sports

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    There have been some big sports stories this week that are not all good for the games.

    NFL:Michael Vick and dog fighting,
    MLB:Barry Bonds about to break the home run record,
    and now an NBA referee is being charged with betting on NBA games.

    Honorable mention can also be given to a claim of Steroids in golf and a pro wrestler killing his family.
     
  2. Scottcop macrumors member

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    I cannot believe that there are any drugs that would improve someone's golf performance?

    If someone could explain I would give them a shiny coin for their worth.

    I guess all of this proves how sport is important in our lives, the fact that we care!
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    The claim of steroids in golf is that it helps the swing speed giving a longer drive.
     
  4. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    More muscles = longer drives (?)

    Slower to fatigue and quicker recovery times.
     
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    espn
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  6. emw macrumors G4

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    I'd think more important in golf would be a drug to calm the nerves. Blasting the ball 400 yards with a nasty hook isn't nearly as good as calmly lobbing it out there 300 yards.

    Besides, we all know you putt for dough, and big muscles don't help there.
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Forgive my baseball-related ignorance, but how come a player setting a record is considered a bad thing? Is he a controversial or disliked player or something?

    Anyway, there have been some heartwarming sports stories these past few weeks, especially if football is your sport of choice. It seems I can't read the sports pages or visit a football website without reading that Leeds United are in even deeper trouble than the previous day. :p
     
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    Bonds is at the head of the steroid investigation, everyone's prime suspect, basically. The fact that he isn't very nice to the media doesn't help his image at all.

    There's word that they will try to arrange for him to break the all-time home run record at home, where there will be (basically) only cheers, as opposed to breaking it on the road, where there will be many, many boos along with some cheering.
     
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    Because that player is alleged to have used steroids to get that record, and its not just any record its the most hallowed in all of sport.
     
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    Ah, I see. Thanks for that – I can see now why Mr Bonds breaking the record wouldn't be considered a good thing in many quarters.
     
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    Well, that would depend on where your from, and what sports you like, I guess. ;)

    As for Leeds Jaffa, who isn't enjoying seeing them in turmoil? Saying that, I was quite looking forward to our League One clash, actually.
     
  12. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    The records book should read:

    Most Home-runs: Barry Bonds*









    * Drug cheat.
     
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    Each time a new calamity befalls them, you find yourself thinking 'this really can't get any better' – but then they suffer another disaster and get deeper in trouble. It's one of those stories which just keeps on giving and giving. :p
     
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    It's true. I want to meet the person who let Ken Bates buy them again. Either that man is an idiot, or Ken Bates is the kind of guy who could sell Sun Glasses to the blind.
     
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    Ah, but there's also a third option – maybe whoever approved the sale knew Bates is the perfect chairman to take Leeds into League Two and beyond... ;)
     
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    Hey, before you know it they'll be back in the Premier League. You just watch...

    ... It'll be the Blue Square Premier, but Premier never the less.
     
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    Yep. You can keep her indoors though.
     
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    We've just acquired a new right winger, but that Beckham lad might be useful backup if he's available on a free. His missus will like Hull, we've got a new Next opening soon. :)
     
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    I think we should keep Becks, but if they would take Posh back, that would be, like, Major.
     
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    The fact that they gave her a TV show is the last straw. Its a shame when people that don't deserve money have too much of it.
     
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    Where is Sayhey to back up Barry?

    Mike Vick is done.
     
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    She has no talent.
     
  25. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    it's been a rough week.
    Vick really needs to get his act together, he's just constantly in the spotlight for the wrong reasons
    Bonds doesn't deserve the HR record
    Steroids in sports should monitored a lot more- for the cases of golf, Benoit, and Bonds (not proven but obvious)
     

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