most who get caught DOING drugs get treatment not punishment...Just because he is family man and married to beautiful lady should not hinder in the investigation. he should be punished other wise others will follow in his path.
and again why does an athlete have to be put to these standards (and not other types of celebrities).. the rolling stones flaunt their drug use and they have how many fans/followers?
Nice feathers Evan
ETA: He also needs to cut down on the bronzer!
Last edited by i love to skate; 10-31-2009 at 01:45 PM.
evan--good improved artistry--you drew me in.
nobuari-- decent skate- to me first could have went either way to noburi or evan with nobuari taking the title.
Compared to Mexico - por favor, we are like the world's greatest and friendliest sportsmen.
But even if we can be over zealous supporters of our own athletes at times, we rarely beat, stab or shoot them to death as they do every single weekend all over Europe, Asia and South America at Footbal games.
Geez, what a difference - we might cheer our players on - in other parts of the world spectators are maiming and killing each other.
And I watch and read soccer/football/futbol every day and I am not offering an opinion here, this is a sad fact of much of the world's sporting scene OUTSIDE of the USA and Canada.
And no nation wants or welcomes English fans on their soil at international soccer events because they are simply the WORST!!
And better watch a little more carefully how our tennis players have been treated at the French Open over the years. Or the way Johnny Mac, after winning Wimbleton was treated very poorly by the fans, press and Tennis officials in England.
If we support our athletes it is our choice. We don't cause riots, and trample hundreds of people to death like has been done too often in Europe.
I could go on ....but not worth the trouble.
As to Johnny Mac - we are all entitled to our own opinions. Personally I think he was one of the greatest players whoever lived and whenever he appears on court at a Grand Slam event he is warmly received. Fans remember his great talent and passion and seem to have forgiven his bratty behavior.
Are you old enough to have actually watched his career?
Last edited by janetfan; 10-31-2009 at 05:33 PM.
Go watch a soccer/football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Old Trafford and then tell me that booing non-home athletes is specifically an American thing. And weren't Russian figure skating fans chanting "fall fall fall" to Sasha Cohen at the Moscow worlds in 2005?