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Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« on: September 30, 2008, 02:12:46 PM »
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/SPORTS0202/809300417

Even more stunning, he says he's cleaned his life up and found Jeebus.

Who'da thunk it.  ::)
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 02:14:22 PM »
He claims he preferred getting drunk to working out when he was in Green Bay.

Well, you can knock Packers fan over with a slight wind after that revelation. I mean, you couldn't tell from his all-pro level performance there.
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 02:17:31 PM »
This is less stunning than last week's Clay Aiken news.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 02:27:15 PM »
I always knew Aiken was on roids.

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 02:29:17 PM »
As a college offensive lineman, I worshipped Mandrich.
I had the Incredible Bulk SI cover clipped and taped to my dorm room wall.
But even in '89 I knew he was on the 'roids.
It was obvious, despite his denials.

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 02:32:45 PM »
Kurt Cobain is watching this and going "See? This is why I killed myself."

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 02:44:34 PM »
Bear shits in woods. Film at 11.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/SPORTS0202/809300417

Even more stunning, he says he's cleaned his life up and found Jeebus.

Who'da thunk it.  ::)

Also has a book coming out!
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 02:48:51 PM »
Bear shits in woods. Film at 11.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/SPORTS0202/809300417

Even more stunning, he says he's cleaned his life up and found Jeebus.

Who'da thunk it.  ::)

Also has a book coming out!

I am stunned by this apparent coincidence.
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 03:39:46 PM »
In other news, a pig's pussy is pork.
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 05:01:49 PM »
This news, of course, if too late to help the Packers...

I am honestly shocked that steroid use occured under George Perles...

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 05:15:57 PM »
I always knew Aiken was on roids.

yeah but madarich shoulda never made the american idol top 10. boy was that a crappy season.

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008, 05:55:58 PM »
Another scoop from the latest issue of Duh magazine.

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 06:05:48 PM »
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008, 06:36:53 PM »
I always knew Aiken was on roids.

yeah but madarich shoulda never made the american idol top 10. boy was that a crappy season.

He's got surprising grace for a big man.

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 07:55:27 PM »
Mandarich will next be plugging his book on the Mr. Obvious Show.
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 09:35:53 PM »
Am I to understand he didn't just lift weights and eat a lot?

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 09:49:04 PM »
Am I to understand he didn't just lift weights and eat a lot?


Yeah, if you swallowed the preposterous puff pieces/cover stories spun out by the Michigan State sports information department; there must have been a couple dozen of them during the fall of 1987, all following a nearly-identical template: "Tony Mandarich, the All-Natural Man," (Never Failed A Steroid Test  ;) ), a listing of the incredible (in the literal sense) amount of food Mandarich was supposedly eating, dozens of eggs a day, pounds of steak, shopping carts full of food, hundreds of bucks a week, 30,000, 40,000 calories a day, pouring down gallons of triple-strength coffee, cartons of Jolt Cola, all to explain his massive weight gain and buzzing-at-the-eyeballs hair-trigger attititude and behavior; and recaps of his insane workout regimen, which featured pounding tons of iron virtualy every waking moment he wasn't eating or, presumably, taking dumps.

That autumn, I remember talking to a doctor about the stories. "Jesus Christ," he said. "Why doesn't he just come out and say he's on roids? Being on roids is 10 times healthier than eating 50,000 calories a day and mainlining pure caffiene into your bloodstream."

The stories generated a strong suspicion of "wethinks they doth protesteth too much." The stories also never mentioned, a) where Mandarich got the money to pay for these hundreds and hundreds of bucks worth of groceries every week, and b) one single word about ever attending classes.

I think Telander wrote a version of this story for SI, I think it was the story in the "Incredible Bulk" issue. As I recall, Telander was so disgusted by the blatant propaganda and lying he asked to be switched off the college football beat.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008, 09:56:52 PM »
"Steroids, Alcohol, God (and Duh)," by Tony Mandarich.
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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008, 10:02:58 PM »
Am I to understand he didn't just lift weights and eat a lot?


Yeah, if you swallowed the preposterous puff pieces/cover stories spun out by the Michigan State sports information department; there must have been a couple dozen of them during the fall of 1987, all following a nearly-identical template: "Tony Mandarich, the All-Natural Man," (Never Failed A Steroid Test  ;) ), a listing of the incredible (in the literal sense) amount of food Mandarich was supposedly eating, dozens of eggs a day, pounds of steak, shopping carts full of food, hundreds of bucks a week, 30,000, 40,000 calories a day, pouring down gallons of triple-strength coffee, cartons of Jolt Cola, all to explain his massive weight gain and buzzing-at-the-eyeballs hair-trigger attititude and behavior; and recaps of his insane workout regimen, which featured pounding tons of iron virtualy every waking moment he wasn't eating or, presumably, taking dumps.

That autumn, I remember talking to a doctor about the stories. "Jesus Christ," he said. "Why doesn't he just come out and say he's on roids? Being on roids is 10 times healthier than eating 50,000 calories a day and mainlining pure caffiene into your bloodstream."

The stories generated a strong suspicion of "wethinks they doth protesteth too much." The stories also never mentioned, a) where Mandarich got the money to pay for these hundreds and hundreds of bucks worth of groceries every week, and b) one single word about ever attending classes.

I think Telander wrote a version of this story for SI, I think it was the story in the "Incredible Bulk" issue. As I recall, Telander was so disgusted by the blatant propaganda and lying he asked to be switched off the college football beat.

That would be the Ken Hoffman propaganda machine, right? Vista had left by then... I think

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2008, 10:56:07 PM »
That would be the Ken Hoffman propaganda machine, right? Vista had left by then... I think

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2008, 06:54:51 AM »
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/SPORTS0202/809300417

Even more stunning, he says he's cleaned his life up and found Jeebus.

Who'da thunk it.  ::)

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 07:34:47 AM »
Am I to understand he didn't just lift weights and eat a lot?


Yeah, if you swallowed the preposterous puff pieces/cover stories spun out by the Michigan State sports information department; there must have been a couple dozen of them during the fall of 1987, all following a nearly-identical template: "Tony Mandarich, the All-Natural Man," (Never Failed A Steroid Test  ;) ), a listing of the incredible (in the literal sense) amount of food Mandarich was supposedly eating, dozens of eggs a day, pounds of steak, shopping carts full of food, hundreds of bucks a week, 30,000, 40,000 calories a day, pouring down gallons of triple-strength coffee, cartons of Jolt Cola, all to explain his massive weight gain and buzzing-at-the-eyeballs hair-trigger attititude and behavior; and recaps of his insane workout regimen, which featured pounding tons of iron virtualy every waking moment he wasn't eating or, presumably, taking dumps.

That autumn, I remember talking to a doctor about the stories. "Jesus Christ," he said. "Why doesn't he just come out and say he's on roids? Being on roids is 10 times healthier than eating 50,000 calories a day and mainlining pure caffiene into your bloodstream."

The stories generated a strong suspicion of "wethinks they doth protesteth too much." The stories also never mentioned, a) where Mandarich got the money to pay for these hundreds and hundreds of bucks worth of groceries every week, and b) one single word about ever attending classes.

I think Telander wrote a version of this story for SI, I think it was the story in the "Incredible Bulk" issue. As I recall, Telander was so disgusted by the blatant propaganda and lying he asked to be switched off the college football beat.




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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 07:47:09 AM »
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George Perles was MSU's coach when Mandarich played at the school. Reached Tuesday by The Detroit News regarding Mandarich's admission of steroid use at East Lansing, Perles said, "I would never say anything negative about one of our players or ex-players, so there's nothing there."

Good old George... still burying his head in the sand after all these years....

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Re: Stunning news: Tony Mandarich admits steroid use
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 08:03:03 AM »

 his insane workout regimen, which featured pounding tons of iron virtualy every waking moment he wasn't eating or, presumably, taking dumps.


So you're saying if I do curls while sitting on the toilet, I can be bigger than Mandarich?
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 08:05:06 AM »
Advantage females. We can do curls whilst taking a dump or draining the silk igloo.