Friday, November 16, 2007

Sports: Still the New Television Drama

It's been a busy two days. First, we learn that Alex Rodriguez will likely return to the Yankees after all, courtesy of a 10-year, $275 million contract. That's ridiculous. Clearly, there is a back story here, and I'm going to wait patiently for the details. In the meantime, I'll just be disgusted.

Next, we learn that a grand jury in San Francisco has indicted Barry Bonds on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. The charges suggest that Bonds lied to a grand jury that was investigating steroid use among athletes. Sure, Barry Bonds probably used steroids, but he's not the only one. And while "everyone else is doing it" is no excuse, this witch hunt couldn't be more transparent. If Barry Bonds is guilty of what the indictment alleges, then fine. But he shouldn't be the only one to suffer a severe punishment for what is so clearly a league-wide problem.

And finally, some sad college football news. Heisman trophy favorite Dennis Dixon, the star quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, went down with a knee injury in last night's 34-24 loss to Arizona, and it doesn't look like he will return to the game soon. This is really too bad; Dixon was having an incredible season, and the Ducks were ranked #2 in the BCS standings before this loss. With that said, Dixon's health is far more important than any game. Here's hoping that he recovers well.

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