The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the soon to be released "Mitchell Report" will expose the names of many baseball players who had/have been using steroids and other illegal PEDs.
The San Diego Union Tribune posts some letters to the sports desk and one feels that the Mitchell Report will blow the lid off what seems to be the never ending PED scandal in sports.
The ModBee.com says Suzy Powell has been a hero all along and a great example to youth because she competes clean.
The Monroe News.com wants to know if what we see when we see a great athletic feat is real, or is it enhanced?
The VeloNews Foaming Rant casts Floyd Landis in the roll of the gambler and feels that support for Floyd may be crumbling, at least it seems that way by looking at the responses VeloNews has received about his announcement of an appeal to the CAS. Still, there are two ways to view the Landis choice to appeal:
No. 1: Landis really is innocent. If so, and if you were him, wouldn't you spend your last nickel trying to prove it? Fight like a junkyard dog until they finally drag you, kicking and screaming, into the history books as the first Tour winner to lose his title for doping?
No. 2: He's guilty. If so, the smart thing would have been to admit it straight off and get busy serving time. But Landis didn't get smart until he lawyered up, and by then he and his camp had pitched enough preposterous concepts to land him a top-10 list on Letterman, if not an actual writing job on the show itself.
The CyclingNews reports that several big name cyclists will also be in attendance at the "doping summit" in Madrid next month and among them will be David Millar. Nice to see that the people who are among the most affected by whatever the summit comes up with will have some representation.
Redding.com says that drug cheats deserve no forgiveness, and snarks that after his appeal to the CAS Floyd Landis will be off the the "scandal hall of fame."
A Yahoo 360 Blog lists the historical happenings of October 14th, and also notes birthdays of the famous, including Floyd Landis.
Does Today Suck?, in one of the more interesting blogs we have seen, rates each day. It rates October 14th as "bad" and lists the disasters, births, and deaths that have occurred on this day. At least the "Winnie the Pooh" reference of first publication on October 14th is rated as "cool".
Unsportsmanlike Conduct proposes that Floyd Landis be deported, to France.
Thought for the Day
As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way.