The Summit Daily News' Marc Carlisle would boo louder for certain athletes, if he were on steroids. He feels many cycling and baseball fans are in denial.
The Nelson Mail says one thing is for sure: the Tour de France is a mess.
The Greeley Tribune posts an op-ed piece in claiming sports heroes are duds, and that includes Floyd Landis.
The Female Fan's water cooler chat asks if the Tour de France can ever regain its credibility.
New West Network has some reflection on Le Tour Part 2, and among other questions asked, wonders if the Landis arb announcement was held back:
Did they hold the Landis announcement? Exactly one year ago, yellow jersey winner Floyd Landis was busted for using synthetic testosterone but vehemently proclaimed his innocence. He has spent all his money on his defense, but his hearings finished up this spring before Le Tour started, but no announcement on the decision. Did the cycling establishment hold it until the race finished to avoid negative publicity during Le Tour? If the Landis news comes out shortly after the race concludes, well, you decide
CyclingNews has part II of an interview story with Anne Gripper of the UCI's anti doping program.
The Leadville Herald Democrat tells folks who don't like Boom Days to just wait awhile and they will be over, of course then things will get back to "normal" and Floyd will come to town.
Rant is wondering what kind of genius Patrik Sinkewitz is, and also why Werner Franke is after Alberto Contador?
The Daily Spin includes a few interesting links to cycling stories.
The Drunken Cyclist says we can make all the jokes we want to about Floyd Landis, but what about the sacred baseball record about the be eclipsed by Barry Bonds?
PlayKilling asks if Floyd Landis was riding dirty?
The New Common Sense wonders WHY after all of the doubt cast upon it, the LNDD is still the lab the Tour de France used this year?
Racejunkie gives us a little "dopin' in the boys room" when he speaks of Astana and what the boys will now be doing with their time. He also lauds Floyd Landis for taking the very unPC stands of preaching due process in the Vinokourov case:
I must give points to Floyd Landis, taking on the universal disgust and guilt-assumption of the cycling world to defend the boy on due-process grounds, which are, to all appearances, by far the strongest and most legitimate grounds Vino has (that, and the same lab monkeys that couldn't keep the labels straight on Floyd's samples were the same idiots UCI is now trumpeting as experts in homologous blood doping.) Oh Floyd. Your lawyers or at least initial advisors may have screwed up from beginning to end--but look what a fine little litigator you've become--right on Landis
TdF Lanterne Rouge looks at the statistics of tests and thinks its a good bet to dope -- many more tests would be needed to be really effective statistically.
Trick Love Da Kids lauds his coach, Joe Papp, for having the nerve to testify in the Landis case. He says he got death threats, which we hadn't heard before. If true, that's pretty dumb.
Ruminations thinks things are a mess, and Landis should get off if only because of the bad process.
Beast 16:24 thinks that the NFL has gone "ghetto" and that if most people off the street were tested as Floyd Landis was after last year's Tour de France they would test positive like Floyd did. The blogger looks very much like he is related to Floyd by the way, who knew?
Talkin' Sports posts his "first" sports post of "firsts" and get a snark in on Floyd Landis for good measure.
Paul Baylay thinks that the iphone is the master of all opening lines, and refers to Floyd Landis in a less than positive way, BUT doesn't seem to know that Floyd actually owns an iphone himself.