Tomorrow's New York Times Magazine runs a long piece on Mr. Pound, titled, "The Scold". It is perhaps even more negative about his mouth than the Wired piece, complete with inflammatory comments about Landis:
Pound took something like a schoolboy’s delight in talking about Landis’s lab result, which supposedly showed his testosterone level to be grotesquely above what is typical for most men. Landis has denied taking a prohibited substance and is fighting what could be a two-year ban from cycling. “I mean, it was 11 to 1!” Pound said, referring to Landis’s reported testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio, a measure used to identify doping. “You’d think he’d be violating every virgin within 100 miles. How does he even get on his bicycle?”
It's not clear when the interview that provided that quote occurred -- it may have been from back in the Nazi Frogmen period. TBV suggests counting to 10 on reading that paragraph, then reading on. It looks like the harsh spotlight is turning towards Mr. Pound.
CyclingNews poll places Landis 4th most improved rider in 2006, after Schleck, Cancellara and Valverde.
Le Tour de Langkawi posts the news about the formation of the FFF on its blog.
Snark O' the Day
Throwing Smoke Poets' Corner publishes a little ditty that wins today's prize.