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Name: Tom Slick
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: December 02, 2013

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Basso withdraws from upcoming races.: Italian Olympic Committee investigation of Basso link to Operacion Puerto has been reopened. Discovery has issued a press release asking him to stop racing pending investigation. Will he be racing in Giro or TdF this year?

posted by BikeNut to other at 02:55 PM on April 24, 2007 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

Chris Horner, age 41, becomes the oldest winner of a Grand Tour

I'd like to believe, but I've become jaded by all past events. He's always been a good climber, and this course was tailor made for him (with only one short individual time trial), but the guy is still 41! Fresh legs or not, you don't recover as quickly at 41 as you do in your 20's.

So call me skeptical. I just hope we don't have another American grand tour winner taking a walk of shame.

posted by BikeNut at 02:47 PM on September 17, 2013

Lance Armstrong Admits Using PEDs, Destroying People

No surprises at all in his "confession". Disappointed, but not surprised that he is not naming others - that will come when and if he testifies under oath to USADA or WADA. Too much legal risk to do it here.

As for his lack of contrition, not really surprised. He was a prick before he took PEDs - they didn't make him one. I saw a quote from a former teammate of his saying this is all new turf for Lance. He's never apologized to anyone for anything before, so he literally doesn't know how to act.

Too bad he didn't come out immediately after his cancer diagnosis and come clean. He never would have won the TdF, but he would have retained some credibility and dignity. He has none now, he could never do enough to repay all the damage he has done to other people and the sport.

I'd like to see some of the companies and individuals who supported Lance in his "reign of terror" on accusers get some heat. Will Trek admit they trashed Lemond's bike business in support of Lance? Will any of media (other than David Walsh and Paul Kimmage) admit they dropped the ball in not questioning Lance and his performance more forcibly? Will UCI take responsibility for anything?

Personally, I grew tired of Lance at least 10 years ago. I wish he would just go away.

posted by BikeNut at 03:14 PM on January 18, 2013

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game

I wonder if he has to ice his shooting arm after the game?

posted by BikeNut at 09:19 AM on November 21, 2012

Jeter Fractures Ankle in Yankees Game 1 Loss

He's been playing hurt on that ankle for some time. Wonder if previous injury played any part in this fracture.

posted by BikeNut at 12:52 PM on October 14, 2012

Yankees Blow Up Jim Johnson, Win Game 1 Over O's

As an Oriole fan, I liked the ending of the 1983 World Series a lot more!

posted by BikeNut at 05:26 PM on October 09, 2012

Yankees Blow Up Jim Johnson, Win Game 1 Over O's

Orioles returned to form last night with their typical one run win. These teams have played 20 games now this season and are dead even. I'll be surprised if this doesn't go 5 games. Orioles have won every regular season series they played in NY, so I don't think home field is that big an advantage for Yankees. Should be a fun, nerve wracking, series to watch!

posted by BikeNut at 09:24 AM on October 09, 2012

Greg LeMond smiles

Frankly, as a former bike racer, I really don't see the sense in pursuing alleged doping infractions that are over 10 years old. Does anyone really believe Jan Ulrich was clean in all the TdF that he finished second to Lance?

What bothers me is USADA, WADA, and others have transitioned from proving doping infractions conclusively prior to taking action (e.g. Landis) to looking a "trends in data" and drawing conclusions based on these in the absence of any clear doping test infraction (Lance). When several other organizations, including the DOJ, look at the evidence and say there's not enough here to charge Lance, and then USADA takes the same data and claims "conclusive proof", something looks wrong in checks and balances in this process.

I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this story, even though Lance claims to have dropped all opposition. I just wish cycling could turn page and focus on current and future riders, rather than continue to discuss events that happened 10+ years ago.

posted by BikeNut at 11:06 AM on August 24, 2012

Tebow & Broncos best Roethlisberger & Steelers

Lifelong Steelers fan - but Steelers did not deserve to win last night.

Ike Taylor was horrible. Pass rush was non-existent - agreed Hampton and Keisel going down played big part in that, but next guy up has to deliver. Ben was still only 50% and practically immobile for most of first half.

Denver capitalized on almost all Steeler's mistakes, so hats off to them.

If that's all the better Steelers can play with players they can put on field - I'm glad they don't have to face Pats. It would be ugly.

posted by BikeNut at 01:06 PM on January 09, 2012

Sandusky Was Teaching Boys How To Shower

I think makes it clear how weak his defense position is. You've got so many accusers I've lost count, and his defense is going to be they are all unreliable witnesses and liars and misunderstood how I was trying to help them learn valuable life skills like showering.

posted by BikeNut at 01:22 PM on December 16, 2011

An Offensive Survey!

Yeah, real funny. Wonder if he's still laughing! Moron.

posted by BikeNut at 12:19 PM on November 15, 2011

New York Times: Paterno's Exit Underway at Penn State

With everything that's come out on this sordid affair, it was hard to see this getting resolved any other way. I suspect they will clean house in the athletics department - it didn't sound like anyone handled this situation well.

posted by BikeNut at 02:41 PM on November 08, 2011

Penn State AD Charged in Child Sex Abuse Cover Up

This whole thing is as depressing as possible for someone who grew up in PA about 2 hours drive from Happy Valley.

I feel sorry for all the kids who were abused because no adult who was aware of the situation had the strength of character to step forward and put a stop to it.

I feel sorry for PSU - this will be a stain on the football program, the University, and the community for years to come.

And I feel sorry for JoePa. He probably regrets he didn't do more, but he will forever be linked to this story. This will be as much his legacy as his football accomplishments.

posted by BikeNut at 12:25 PM on November 08, 2011

2011 Pro Bowl rosters announced

I'm glad to see Pouncey get rewarded for his performance. He's been a rare steading force on Steelers O line.

posted by BikeNut at 09:40 AM on December 29, 2010

Landis wore hidden wire to aid doping probe: report

Looks to me like Feds are widening the net they are casting to ensure they land someone. If they can't land the biggest fish in Armstrong, they'll settle for a lot of smaller ones.

Anything based on Landis has to be extremely weak evidence, so they've got to get someone else to corroborate or confess. Certainly tough, but Novitzky did land BALCO.

posted by BikeNut at 04:19 PM on December 20, 2010

Does the Power Balance Wrist Band Work?

Of course not. It's one of the biggest scams out there. Even if you don't understand it, a quick Google search would tell you it's a bunch of crap.

posted by BikeNut at 04:57 PM on November 02, 2010