Sports related issues

I hope everyone is having a great 2010 so far. Last week felt like the slowest week every! It felt like it would never end. But it did and on to week 2!

I dont know whether you are sports fanatics or watchers or players or just plain not interested in sports, but I watch various sports on television. Baseball being one of them, I have been following it since I was just a kid. Seeing what kind of players would get traded, signed, dropped, etc for my home team was exciting to look forward to. I don't know how long ago the first steroid news broke out, but it felt like it was just an independent incident, but so many years later, its disgusts me to realize that the people that I thought were superman, were just not really real. Today, I realized that Mark McGwire, otherwise known as "Big Mac" admitted to taking steroids. If anyone doesn't know much about baseball, this player holds the record for the most home-runs in one season. I thought this feet was pretty amazing since he was at the time, fighting for the title against players like Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa. But to the point, over the past 5 years or so, it has really disgusted me to realize that so many players have admitted or have been busted for taking steroids. Sports, especially professional sports, shoudnt be about cheating and/or taking advantages to have a higher performance over other people. No one knows exactly at what time and period people are taking drugs unless they are tested on the spot. With this unknowingness on the sport, it has really taken my love for the game really down. I get a burst of exciting when pre-season starts, but when it gets to the actual season, I dont have that excitement I once did for watching it on television. Well thats my two cents on that one.

On another sports related front, my favorite sport to watch and keep track on every issue is Formula 1 (F1). Not really trying to explain why, but one of the top drivers (Lewis Hamilton) I heard today, broke up with his long time girlfriend, which I think is more familiarly known to people, Nicole Scherzinger F1 isnt as big as other sports in terms of the number of athletes (only 20 or so drivers) but Lewis Hamilton is I guess you can say, one of the professional athletes whom I really admire, not only because he is around my age, but because of his integrity. Its just sad to see them break up.

Well I guess thats it for that.
Have a good week!

2 comments:

Juz January 13, 2010 at 3:37 AM  

I must say I'm not a very bog sports watcher. Soccer, Rugby and Cricket tends to be very big here in South Africa. I watch the big games, but I always look forward to the Olympics.
Cool Blog.
Juz

Kelly January 27, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

Though I'm not a sports fanatic, those are some interesting facts I haven't read or heard about yet. The fact that Mark McGwire owning up to steroids strikes me as funny. :) Like everyone didn't know already. LOL. From the posts I've read, I like your site. First time visitor.

3 year blog vet,
Kelly

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