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NFL refs approve deal, scramble for Sunday return

29 Sep

I want to know who 5 against votes were . . .
-M

Andy Murray Through to US Open Final

8 Sep

Congrats Murray.
-M

Entertainment and Sport by Mandy Carr

Andy Murray battled the extremely windy conditions on Saturday to earn a place in his second US Open Final.

The wind was so bad that garbage, chairs, water bottles and hats were flying around on court.

“Brutal…. Hard to describe…. You had to focus for every single point…. You had to get yourself in the right position for every shot because the ball was sometimes stopping…moving the other way. The chairs were flying onto the court…. It was hard to serve…. Some of the hardest conditions I’ve ever played in,” Murray said in his post-match interview.

Murray earned the early break against Tomas Berdych in the first set.

In the fourth game of the set, Berdych earned a break point. On the point, Murray’s hat fell off, because of the wind. The point appeared to be going in favor of Murray, but Berdych argued that he got distracted by Murray’s hat.

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Lance Armstrong Losing Everything

23 Aug

If you have been following Lance Armstrong originally appealed the USADA(Unites States Anti-Doping Agency which is a non-profit organization that receives partial funding from the federal government) right to investigate doping allegations but the case was thrown out. Armstrong was expected to appeal the decision. Instead Armstrong has decided not to fight anymore. This means he will lose all 7 of his Tour de France wins. He was also be hit with a life-time ban from cycling, which he retired from a year ago. And I guess we can no longer consider him the greatest cyclist of all time.

When asked for comment Armstrong said,”I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.” Regardless of what you think of Armstrong doping you have to be sad for his foundation Livestrong which helps survivors of cancer. I’m sure it will be harder for them to raise money after this.

Armstrong has been accused by several former teammates of taking oral testosterone(yeah that’s everybody’s favorite recently). To cover-up for using the banned substance it is said that Armstrong received blood transfusions(aka. blood doping). He was also accused of supplying other teammates with drugs. This is despite passing nearly 500 doping test. He also survived a Federal investigation earlier this year for doping.

This once raises the issue of doping in sports. Even the teammates accusing Armstrong of doping were all suspended at one point for doping. If you look at the wikipedia page for doping cases in cycling it is incredibly long. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_cycling) All the major cyclist have been accused of doping at one point in their careers.

I think it is time that we have the debate about how much of an edge do steroids give athletes. If we gave everyone the same steroids would they all perform the same? How much of them winning is the extra edge and how much is natural? I can tell you that even if an average dude took the same steroids that Armstrong is accused of taking they still wouldn’t be able to win the Tour de France.

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Armstrong Loses in Court

20 Aug

Seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, has lost his case against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A federal judge in Austin, Texas threw out the lawsuit against the USADA claiming that in fact the USADA has jurisdiction and their claims do not violate Armstrong’s constitutional rights. This means the USADA can keep investigation Armstrong for doping. Armstrong has several options: he can appeal the decision, accept the charges(which means he could lose his titles), or proceed to an arbitration. He will make his decision by Thursday.

The USADA filed charges against Armstrong back in June claiming that he was part of cycling conspiracy where him and 5 other cyclist used banned substances and blood transfusions to get ahead. Even the judge rejecting Armstrong’s case was skeptical of the USADA’s claims nothing that they were not very specific. Regardless the USADA does still have the right to bring the claims.

It is time’s like these that I wonder why we are spending tax payers money to try to rip apart the legacy of a hero and cancer survivor. Even if Armstrong did dope, does it really matter now? If they could catch him the seven times he won the Tour de France then what makes them think they will catch him after the fact? Just another example of our government hard at work spending our money on a pointless matter.

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Another Bites Rousey’s Dust

19 Aug

As predicted Ronda Rousey beat down opponent Sarah Kaufman at Saturday night’s Strikeforce match in San Diego. It took Rousey all of 54 seconds to defeat Kaufman. And yes she did it using her signature armbar move. Rousey maybe a one-trick pony but she has managed to keep her title.  And since there are no other worthy competitors in her weight class Rousey decided to pick a bone with Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos who is less hot version of Rousey in the 145 weight class. The two have been battling it out in the media for sometime. Santos has tried to provoke Rousey to move up a weight class so they can fight. After the fight Rousey said that Santos should either come to her weight class or meet her outside for a street fight. Neither of which happened. Santos is still serving out a suspension for steroid use.

What did happen is that all of this got us talking about women’s MMA . . . wait how did that happen again?

-M

 

Tonight: Rousey VS Kaufman

18 Aug

Tonight in San Diego the new face of the MMA Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Sarah Kaufman on Strike Force.  The fight will be broadcast on Showtime. Rousey has sky rocketed in fame based on her ability to be very candid sometimes too candid. She has developed a love/hate relationship with fans. With one comment on her from a guy being, “I don’t like her but I’d still sleep with her.” Despite her stardom Rousey is still going to face a real challenge tonight against Kaufman. The two women have very different fighting styles. Rousey is using her body to make her opponent submit while Kaufman is more of striker.
It is likely that Rousey will win. But the real question is, does she need to win to continue to be a celebrity?

-M

In Case You Missed It: Ronda Rousey on Conan

13 Aug

While we have all been distracted by the Olympic regular sports have continued on. MMA fighter/Kardashian hater Ronda Rousey is preparing to defend her Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title(between 126-135 pounds). The 135 pound Rousey will take on 135 pound Sarah Kaufman, Saturday August 18th from Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. It will be broadcast on Showtime for those of you who are interested in watching the action.

Kaufman is a former champ but if I were her I’d be worried because none of Rousey’s fights have made it past the first round. Rousey is famous for ending her fights with submission using the arm bar giving her the nickname of the “arm collector.” Rousey also told Conan that she thinks sex before a fight is a good thing for women. She should have no trouble getting dates after gracing the cover of ESPN’s the Body Issue.

-M

Andy Murray Defeats Roger Federer for Olympic Gold

5 Aug

Congrats Murray we knew you would get him eventually.
-M

Entertainment and Sport by Mandy Carr

Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in straight sets for the Olympic gold medal.

Murray has been in four grand slam finals and just wasn’t able to win any of the grand slam titles.

Just weeks ago at Wimbledon Murray came so close to winning the title after winning the first set, but Federer was victorious then.

On Sunday Murray earned his rematch against Federer and did everything right to take home the gold.

An Olympic gold medal in the men’s singles is the only thing Federer has yet to win and Murray took the gold from him. Federer did win himself a silver medal though, which he can add to his gold medal he won in the men’s doubles in Beijing.

Federer earned two break points in Murray’s first service game, but Murray saved both of them.

Murray earned his first break point in the fourth game of the first set, but Federer saved the…

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Michael Phelps’ mom losing her shit

1 Aug

So funny. And so true.
-M

what do you even do all day?



Oh, it was just a silver? Fuck it.

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‘Secret device’ to control marching athletes at Olympics opening ceremony

24 Jul

It’s called a shock collar. I just blew the secret.
-M