Sunday, June 23, 2002
They Never Forgot Kile at Chaffey College Olivera said he remembers a startling summer body transformation in Kile. "It was like he became Lou Ferrigno turning into the Incredible Hulk," Olivera said. "He started growing like a weed. He just took off, like 30-to-40 pounds and two or three inches."
Is this evidence of steroids causing the untimely death of Darryl Kile? Hopefully, an autopsy will be able to give us the truth. The stupid fact that major league baseball does not test its athletes because it has no power against the powerful players' union and the union’s executive director Donald Fehr's fear of invading the "privacy" of its players should make us all suspicious and forces us to speculate. Is Darryl Kile's death the price for this privacy? While Kile was 6'5" and 215 lbs., dimensions not normally what one would expect from a steroid "freak." But neither is Chuck Finley who has been accused in court documents by his wife, Tawney, that he used steroids and at 6'6", 226 lbs. he doesn't fit the steroid stereotype either.
Until baseball outlaws the unlawful use of steroids and conducts drug testing for steroids, all players are under suspicion, especially those that die young from a heart problem that is a frequent cause of death for steroid user, as well us those players who leave the game at a relatively young age and suffer numerous little injuries that limit them throuhout their careers. The future generation of players is at risk, for they will only be able to make a major league roster only if they risk their health by taking steroids. Will Darryl Kile save a future generation of players from taking illegal drugs?
Tuesday, June 04, 2002
No taxpayer stadium in LA. I think LA would support an NFL team, but the team needs to put a quality product on the field. The Raiders and Rams failed to do so in their last years and people did not attend the games. Why is this surprising? Why reward failure? Let the losers in St. Louis give millions to Georgia.
Monday, June 03, 2002
Add Dennis Kozlowski to the CEO Scumbag list.
Dennis Kozlowski was ousted from the helm of Tyco Monday amid reports that he is under criminal investigation for avoiding New York sales tax. A federal grand jury is exploring whether Kozlowski moved hundreds of millions of dollars into family trusts and used those trusts to buy goods and services without paying state sales taxes, according to The New York Times.
Do these guys have no shame? Don't people know that GREED is one of the Seven Deadly Sins? A little bit of luck and the CEOs are the emperors who wear no clothes. They leave in shame, but with their pockets full of money. Any 2-bit burglar or drug dealer would be happy with their fate.
Sunday, June 02, 2002
I'd like to hear Hillary Clinton's take on the Lakers and Kings and add this to the conspiracy theories. Let's take a look... in the seven game series the Kings outscored the Lakers 697 to 695. Now didn't Al Gore win the "popular" vote as well? Does it matter to Hillary et al that the Lakers won 4 of the 7 games? Hmmm... maybe it's time for the Cowpokes in Cowtown, Sacramento to all become Democrats and get Hillary on their side.
I hope $33 million is enough for Dynegy's CEO's resignation? It's the latest fall for an energy company and its CEO that made tons of money during the California Energy Crisis. Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Chuck Watson... millionaires they own mansions and a yacht and are laughing to the bank. Does everyone have his price? Is $33 million enough for a legacy of running a company into the ground and losing your moral and ethical compass? I hope we soon find these men in jail and their ill-gotten gains being paid back to shareholders. Not holding my breath... Let's also not forget Jill Barrad at Mattell. She got a $50 million severance package for ruining Mattel. When will the insanity stop? We need Susan Powter.
Lakers win! Lakers win! What a great series... too much emphasis on the refs. Now for the Middle East analogy... does Sacramento refuse to accept the Laker victory and take to suicide bombing, since they can't win by conventional means?