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Jemele has a point

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by chubster, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. chubster

    chubster Member


    Good column on the hypocrisy of the media. Ankiel is linked to performance enhancers, but he gets a pass because he's a feel-good story. And what about Clemens? The guy is still built like a rock and throws 90-plus heat at this stage of his career? Canseco and Sheffield came out and said Rocket is on some stuff, but why was that ignored?
  2. Always good to play the race card.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    For fuck's sake, this hasn't been done before, has it?
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    No one talks about Clemens?
  5. And us white folk want Pete Rose back in baseball?
  6. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    Troy Glaus is getting a free ride. Ankiel is not. He may lose his comeback player of the year award over this.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Or McGwire.

    It's like piss-poor logic has become a prerequsite around here...
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    The New York Daily News reported Ankiel received eight shipments of HGH in 2004 -- a year before Major League Baseball put it on its banned substances list. This supposedly exonerates Ankiel from any wrongdoing. Bonds also took HGH and steroids before they were banned by MLB, but you can bet Ankiel won't be booed at ballparks or have syringes thrown at him.

    This, of course, happened tonight, according to the wire accounts...

    And this:

    If you struggle to understand why busloads of black people show up outside a courthouse with "Free Vick" signs and T-shirts, the free pass Ankiel has received should explain it.

    Might be the stupidest sentence written this year.
  9. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    I honestly tried to give this article its due but this is not a good article and clearly biased. I have liked a lot of Jemele's articles in the past and she is surprisingly spot on with a lot of things she has to say but this isn't one of those cases. Bonds has been vilified not because of his skin color but because of his demeanor and surly attitude that smacks of a sense of entitlement he clearly feels he deserves. If she wants us to be color blind she should practice being color blind herself. She has a tendency to view things in only one direction and doesn't seem to see all the factors involved in every case. In the right setting and the right subject she could be awesome but this is a subject she should steer clear of.
  10. And don't forget. The reason people don't like Barry Bonds is because he's black.
  11. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    It may be the racial thing... or it may be that Bonds isn't a likable guy and Ankiel WAS a feel-good story, a guy who was vulnerable in front of the whole world and then (seemingly) worked his way back to the top level of the game and succeeded in a way that was basically unprecedented, and seemed humble throughout the process. It may have had more to do with that.

    I'd also like to see some examples of Ankiel's HGH use as being considered "heroic."
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Don't forget, the reason people supported Michael Vick is because of something that came to light after they supported Michael Vick.
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