Are we done with this steroids thing yet?
Columnist Mike Hume dives into his magical mailbag to examine some recent sports issues.
The odds are now better than even that the U.S. economy is sliding or has already slid into a recession. The housing market downturn and sub prime mortgage crisis are the catalysts for a major economic downswing that looks to last well into 2009. The latest retail reports indicate a […]
There was a time when the only debate surrounding Roger Clemens’ enshrinement into baseball’s Hall of Fame was over what hat he would wear. After Clemens and more than 80 other active and former players were named as users of performance enhancing substances in the 409-page investigative report by Senator […]
Brett Favre is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year? Really?
As Thanksgiving rolls around each year I generally reflect on the things in the sporting world for which I am grateful. One of the things I’m most thankful for this year is a host of huge news stories breaking a week earlier, thereby providing all kinds of easy fodder for […]
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants, RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
Bud Selig knew this moment would come. From the beginning of the season, any fans of baseball knew that this was the year that Barry Bonds, the infamous standard bearer of the steroid scandal, would pass Hank Aaron as the all-time home run record holder. He had all season to […]
You’ve got to love San Francisco. What other city in the world would take such glee in thumbing its nose at everyone else by embracing, non-judgmentally and so fully, its hero Barry Bonds, as exemplified by the 42,000 screaming fans that celebrated Bonds’ 756th home run, establishing an all-time baseball […]
There’s a very effective TV ad that warns young people about the dangers of steroid use, showing the ancient Greek statue of the discus thrower crumbling.