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Location: San Francisco, California
Member since: September 09, 2003
Last visit: March 06, 2007

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Sports Bio

I like baseball and bicycle racing. Futbol too.

Recent Links

Lance Armstrong: Soccer Dad & Superstar: Yet another (recent) interview with Lance...

posted by JohnSFO to other at 04:53 PM on September 18, 2003 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before.

Ellis, D. That is all.

posted by JohnSFO at 03:23 PM on February 28, 2007

Living up to my name

I don't hate many people (well, that's not actually true...) but I do HATE Chipper Jones with a passion that sometimes frightens me. First off, what the hell kinda name is Chipper!? Your name is LARRY for cryin' out loud! I also hate him because he's a big stupid head who I hate. There, I feel a bit better. Thanks for the thread.

posted by JohnSFO at 11:24 AM on February 27, 2007

Ullrich hangs up his cleats.

I agree that Jan was unlucky to peak at the same time Lance did. Having been beaten so many times by Lance, I think Jan simply resigned himself to being forever second on the podium. This may have led him to train and stay fit a bit less during the offseason. Perhaps because he was always second, Jan came across as a bit less robotic than Lance to me. Maybe Jan didn't train hard enough, have the same level of coaches and the "methods" they brought (see Michele Ferrari) as USPS/Disco did or maybe he just wasn't as good. Pro cycling is hurting in a bad way. It appears as if the Puerto investigation will be swept under the rug just as the Festina scandal was in the 90's. Now the major UCI/Pro Tour rift is adding to the chaos. Hopefully out of all of this will come a new generation of riders who rely a little less on doping and can bring some integrity back to the sport. Regardless, I remain a fan and anxiously await this weekend's Het Volk race and the rest of the spring classics.

posted by JohnSFO at 03:33 PM on February 26, 2007

A new way to watch

I think the system still has a few kinks in it as it had a few riders waaaay off course during yesterday's stage from Sausalito up to Santa Rosa. Nonetheless this is cool stuff and agreed that cycling is embracing technology in a great way. I really enjoy (and am awed) when a rider's live telemetry (of heart rate, watts produced, cadence, etc.) is provided - doped or not, those guys can ride...

posted by JohnSFO at 10:37 AM on February 20, 2007

Barry Bonds Throws Teammate Under "Speeding" Bus.

I heard Paris Hilton's new album totally sucks...

posted by JohnSFO at 04:03 PM on January 11, 2007

Is cancer performance enhacing?

Cancer didn't directly help Armstrong win the TdF, but rather what it did to his body. Prior to the cancer Lance had the build of a sprinter or a one-day Classics-type cyclist, after (and because of) the cancer he lost quite a bit of weight (especially upper body mass) and became much more of a climber and stage race general classification contender.

posted by JohnSFO at 10:22 AM on December 15, 2006

Bonds not offered Arbitration

My crystal ball says he'll be back as a Giant for around $10 million. Magowan et al know that Barry fills seats but dont wanna blow their wad on him - hence the Manny rumors, arbitration, etc.

posted by JohnSFO at 06:47 PM on December 04, 2006

EUROPEAN FIELDS The landscape of Lower League Football.

yeah these are some wonderful photos, though the interface is a bit clunky...

posted by JohnSFO at 01:41 PM on December 01, 2006

Dick Pounded Again Over Lab's Leaky Security and Procedures

You think I'm joking, don't you? Heh. Unfortunately I know you're not. Also, rumor has it they're signing Tyler "I'm innocent I tell ya" Hamilton. Innocent is the new guilty!

posted by JohnSFO at 05:46 PM on November 16, 2006

Dick Pounded Again Over Lab's Leaky Security and Procedures

The entire world of pro cycling's become a farce. From the riders who never come forward to the mistake-making labs to the organizing bodies who somehow grant a license to Manolo Saiz, the one guy who was caught red handed... Nonetheless I eagerly await the Spring Classics :)

posted by JohnSFO at 02:52 PM on November 16, 2006

'The Game' Means More Then Usual

Muck Fichigan!

posted by JohnSFO at 10:21 AM on November 15, 2006

Lance Armstrong runs NYC Marathon in less than three hours

2:59:36? That kinda time, given Lance's goal of a sub 3 hr, smells fishy. I wonder if Nike made the timing chip inside his shoes? ;) Also, I gotta think he's pretty pissed at not beating Jalabert's (a Frenchie!) time...

posted by JohnSFO at 10:47 AM on November 06, 2006

IOC Shuffles 2008 Competition Schedule to Suit NBC

I for one excitedly await the slo-mo, black&white montage/backstory pieces which will pepper the prime time coverage!

posted by JohnSFO at 05:05 PM on September 26, 2006

A former cyclist come clean

I blame Paris Hilton which, essentially, is like blaming the French since her name is Paris and all...

posted by JohnSFO at 10:52 AM on September 14, 2006

A former cyclist come clean

This is nothing more than a disgruntled former employee and his wife trying to tear down their former employer. Why? What do they stand to gain from tearing Lance down?

posted by JohnSFO at 12:46 PM on September 13, 2006