Monday, May 31, 2010

Floyd Landis out of Professional Cycling

I read here that Landis has been let go by his current cycling team.

As Ophir has said before, the Landis case has turned into a morality play of good v. evil in the American press, and Landis is the evil one.

It's a tragic end for a guy who Armstrong and Bruyneel used to pick on when he worked so hard to get Lance his titles. He finally makes it big himself and then...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why Ben Roethlisberger Should Move to France

The list of footballers selected to play for the French national team in the upcoming World Cup in South Africa was announced today. Two of the three players recently named in an ongoing investigation into an underage prostitution ring will be on the team. And if Benzema was not named it is because of his poor play, not because he slept with a minor.

Franck Ribéry, Karim Benzema, and Sydney Govou all allegedly paid for sex with a seventeen year-old working in Paris... But as Le Monde reported this week:

In the end, the affair does not seem to have significantly altered the popularity of the players, at least in the case of Franck Robéry: the Bayern international remains a central piece of the French national team, as the ideal team according to readers testifies: Ribéry is in third place among your votes, just behind Lloris and Gourcuff.

This reveals as much about the expectations of sports stars in the France vs. the USA as it does about divergent attitudes toward sexuality.

If someone tells Roethlisberger what "football" players can get away with in Europe, he may just move overseas.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cavendish: Photo of the Week

Mark Cavendish, the man from the Isle of Man, sticks it to the man after winning a stage in last week's Tour of Romandie...

My hero.