27 responses

  1. SanFran415
    July 25, 2013

    Not surprising about the Jamaican player.

    More than a decade back–out of nowhere–Jamaican athletes started getting faster and stronger at an exponential rate. It’s well known that the Jamaican Federations–irrespective of sport–inform their players of where and when drug tests will happen or simply don’t have them at all.

    Even with that scenario, they’ve still managed to catch 2 of their Olympic sprinters this year including the former world record holder.

    It’s merely a matter of time–when not if–Usain Bolt is caught.

    • ld
      July 25, 2013

      that is quite an accusation you are throwing out there. You sound so sure that you must have proof? Sour grapes? The US track and field federation covered up Carl Lewis positive tests back in the day and that cheater still has all of his medals

      • SanFran415
        July 25, 2013

        That is not an accusation. That is a statement of verifiable fact and has been a constant official criticism of the Jamaican drug testing system.

        And we’re not talking about US Track and Field. This is about Jamaica. It’s well known that Carl Lewis doped.

        How about Veronica Campbell-Brown? 2 time gold medal winner for Jamaica in 04 and 08 that tested positive–she was from the same parish and training school as Bolt.

        It’s fine to have some national pride, but the athletes in Jamaica didn’t just randomly mutate into an army of track stars through “hard work.”

      • Jason B
        July 25, 2013

        Both of you shouldn’t talk about things you don’t know about. You are both making accusations based on profiling. Stay cla$$y!

      • ld
        July 25, 2013

        So he is guilty by association?. If someone at my high schooland/or neighbourhood took drugs than I definitely must have taken them too according to your logic

      • Kelso
        July 25, 2013

        “It’s merely a matter of time–when not if–Usain Bolt is caught.”

        How is that verifiable fact??

      • mouf
        July 25, 2013

        he is just pointing out the reality of their situation, which is tre of most track programs around the world, it certainly seems

      • mouf
        July 25, 2013

        “which is *true*” – sorry

      • SanFran415
        July 25, 2013

        Spot on.

        In world athletics–if you’re not cheating you’re generally not winning.

      • The Imperative Voice
        July 25, 2013

        He has his medals because he appealed his 1988 suspension and won. USTF/USOC may not have reported athletes who failed tests but then had an explanation. Could be viewed as a cover up but also as not announcing reversible decisions with big impact mid-process. Personally, I think it should play out publicly, but if you feel wrongly accused, the initial finding may stain you even if you get the decision reversed. Let’s say this Jamaican fails his test but has an explanation. If you announce the result before he defends himself, that’s his new reputation…..

      • Micronesia Justin
        July 25, 2013

        It all started with Cool Runnings

    • Sly
      July 25, 2013

      What about in the olympics and the Diamond league who do their testing outside of Jamaica? 2 jamaican sprinters vs how many American sprinters and theres a doping scandal on the island. Really?

      One Jamaican player gets a bad test and theres a doping scandal? Kolo Toure got a bad test in the EPL is there a doping scandal in the Ivory Coast? Nope that was one issue took a diet drug. A peruvian midfielder gets a bad test well peru is a well known hotbed for such thinsg I mean Alexis Sanchez out of nowhere is a great player obviosly its drugs.

    • Sly
      July 25, 2013

      The Argentineans and Spanish never really had a good basketball team till like 8 years ago. must be drugs. The Uraguayans only really came on the scene with this transfer period with Suarez and Cavani. Must be drugs.

      The Spanish never won anything… Whereas the Germans the Argentinians and the Italians havent won anything since… MUST BE DRUGS.

  2. Enos
    July 25, 2013

    I just assumed the Jamacian player tested positive for ganja.

  3. Gnarls
    July 25, 2013

    Gary Hooper to Norwich? That’s big news. He’s a solid forward.

    • Frank
      July 25, 2013

      Yes, he is solid, not liquid.

      • Travis in Miami
        July 25, 2013

        Actually more liquid that solid

  4. Adam M.
    July 25, 2013

    The Barca Neymar shirt does NOT cost $132. All of their printed name shirts cost $100.95 in US dollars with free shipping if you go Barca’s English lanugage site. Never a good idea to assume that prices in Euros or other currencies will reflect the exchange rate to US dollars. Report above should be corrected.

  5. Randy
    July 25, 2013

    You guys are so serious. I just figured some Jamaican got suspended for smoking some farm fresh ganja. RGR

    • Frank
      July 25, 2013

      Well, it made Norville Rogers faster.

  6. Travis in Miami
    July 25, 2013

    The Uli Hoeness Trophy? Barf….

  7. William the Terror
    July 25, 2013

    Doesn’t the Copa Libertadores have its own trophy? Why are they making the winning team lift the Stanley Cup?

  8. Travis
    July 25, 2013

    I am sure he’ll make a post about it later but evidently FIFA is making plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in November as opposed to January like most people had guessed. Evidently the final would be on December 18th.

    • petedx
      July 25, 2013

      What’s wrong with that, it’s not like the original bid by Qatar insisted there would be no problem with a world cup in the summer heat…oh wait. I really hope some FIFA official actually tries to do something about this whole farce.

  9. MiamiAl
    July 25, 2013

    Galo was rocking Savassi last night! Great game! Great comeback!

  10. bryan
    July 25, 2013

    fantastic news about Jese!!!

  11. Sal
    July 26, 2013

    Now Ronny is ready for LA

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