Sunday, November 20, 2011

Big Boys Don't Run From Reality

The many fans of Scott & B.R., AM radio XX 1090's co-hosts of San Diego's prime weekday morning sports-yak show found this announcement posted on the station's website last Tuesday:

"Jerry Sandusky interviews too creepy for airwaves"

November 15, 2011, 10:34AM

"The Scott and BR Show is choosing NOT to air any more of Jerry Sandusky's interview w/ Costas. Is this the right thing to do, or should they talk about what seems to be the biggest sports story?"

The majority of the listeners that responded to the station's survey questionnaire felt that this story is too important to ignore and should be discussed freely for its lesson value to coaches, student athletes and scholastic sports program administrators. The editorial staff at WOS agrees with the show's regular followers.

The two sports savvy commentators are intelligent, witty and mature enough to explore the Penn State scandal from all angles and provide their audience with informed insights and opinions that constructively contribute to the conscientious prevention of such aberrant adult behavior that victimizes innocent, unsuspecting youngsters.

Friday, November 18, 2011

An Instant TV Classic For The Ages . . .

I just watched the Bob Costas probing phone conversation with Jerry Sandusky that aired on one of his recent TV broadcasts. Great interview! Costas went at him with direct, pertinent and to the point questions about his alleged behavior in the company of pre-teen boys frolicking ("horsing around" is Sandusky's term) sans apparel in a mens' locker room shower on campus at Penn State on several occasions over the last 8-10 years. According to other charges made in this case, that was not the only location where episodes of similar activity took place.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Bigger They Come...

The PENN STATE SHTINK! (Italics frivolous)

Classic tragedy...fatal flaws abounding...stalwarts of ethical/moral righteousness being revealed as co-conspirators in the attempt to hush-up the bizarre misdeeds of a staff colleague in the mens' athletic department driven by his weakness for sex with young boys.

"Who knew what and when?"

If this question were directly asked of Penn State's sports program faculty, from Paterno on down, it would very likely reveal some ugly double standard issues that resulted in putting the innocent, young victims at unsuspected risk.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Roger Clemens Back in Court

Roger Clemens will be tried again in federal court beginning April 17, 2012. He faces the same perjury charges that were brought against him previously. Due to procedural errors made by the prosecution team, his first trial last July ended in a mistrial. Pending the outcome of the second trial what, if any, other penalties do you feel would be appropriate for Roger Clemens? Make your voice heard by participating in our Roger Clemens specific War on Sports opinion poll found elsewhere on the blog.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Consequences for Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds was recently convicted in federal court on obstruction of justice charges regarding his use of steroids. He currently awaits sentencing and faces justice ranging anywhere from light-to-moderate probation to doing time in a federal penitentiary. In addition to his ultimate sentence what, if any, other penalties do you feel would be appropriate for him? Please make your voice heard by participating in our War on Sports opinion poll to your right.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Unpleasant Sports Shockers

Currently there are some major breaking stories focused on the dark side of NCAA "big college" sports programs. Called into question are the ethical standards regarding recruiting methods and the "scholarship" perks offered to attract highly desirable players. U.of Miami's football program was recently exposed as being in serious violation of NCAA rules governing practices involving the acceptance and distribution of money and "favors" that were received from a con artist convicted of a $900 million Ponzi scheme.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sports Heroes on Trial

In recent weeks Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have been in federal court on trial for perjury and obstruction of justice related to their sworn testimony at Congressional hearings probing the use of steroids and human growth hormones by professional athletes. The truthfulness of their testimony before Congress was so questionable that federal prosecutors hauled them into court for a microscopic assessment of their alleged use of banned substances and their alleged lying under oath about such use. Both of these stellar baseball players have amassed phenomenal stats in the official baseball record books and they have achieved iconic status in the eyes of their peers as well as fans of all ages.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

When Tigers Cry

I first became aware of Tiger Woods when he was two years old. One of Los Angeles' top sportscasters brought Tiger and his Father to the set of the news broadcast for an impromptu demonstration of Tiger's putter prowess. Tiger was already personable and an awesome performer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whining Winners of Sports

Michael Vick was hauled into court for staging viscous, brutal dog fights. At his trial and in public addresses to the media, he put on a repentant face and appeared to be remorseful on camera. Although his sentence included a prohibition on ownership of dogs in his future, now that he is out of prison he is noisily asserting publicly that he deserves a puppy for Christmas. Do you think Mister Vick should be allowed to have a dog as a personal pet once again?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sports And War in Mother Russia

The demarcation line between sports and war is blurring alarmingly in Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian Nationalists have become increasingly, and violently, intolerant of most other ethnic groups. Brutal beatings and vengeful murders have ensued.