Well, good luck with that! Congress and football I mean. I love it when I get a chance to whine about politics and still remain true to my first love, baseball. I’m thinking about the IRS going after Barry Bonds and after three years of getting nowhere, resorted to going through his garbage cans at 3AM, and still getting nowhere. Good grief. What a waste of time and money it’s been. It’s not like the government doesn’t have anything to do. Well, it is kinda sorta like that. I mean they have plenty to do they just aren’t doing it. Well, one thing they’re “trying” to do IMHO is to try and steer attention away from the important things, the things that matter. Does Benghazi, IRS harrassment, and spying on Americans ring a bell? This is great fun. I got to spout off about politics and post a blog at the same time. Thanks Craig Calcaterra. Your posts are always good for something! (In my humble opinion).
Two things to take away from this report about Congress making noises about getting involved in the NFL being slow to adopt HGH testing:
1. It’s somewhat satisfying to see football begin to get a fraction of the scrutiny baseball has gotten over PEDs for the past decade; but
2. Congress has absolutely no business in this whatsoever.
The last time Congress called athletes and the league before it for PEDs was when Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee were hauled in after the Mitchell Report was released. The result: a circus of a public hearing (which I liveblogged here and here) in which the very congressman quoted in today’s story — Elijah Cummings — stood out as one of the more clueless and grandstanding members of the committee. The larger result: a prosecution of Roger Clemens that spanned years and millions and resulted in nothing.
So, yes, while…
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