Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tuesday Primetime 3-7 PM

Say a prayer for Big Suke who is "big time" sick. Out again today. He is still listed as day to day.

Too bad he isn't here because there are a lot of things to talk about.....and some compelling guests including:
OSU's new starting QB Ryan Gunderson
Arizona D'Backs closer and Warrenton resident Brian Bruney to talk Steroids
New York Jets Offensive Lineman Scott Gragg...... and a late add: Ruben Patterson at 5:25.

Later this week, some more Civil War guests including alums of both teams who are in the NFL.

Civil War/Rivalry Week
Yeterday we had a number of good phone calls and somewhat suprisingly even some good
e-mails regarding the Civil War and is it a "civil" and friendly rivalry. I think in the end, it is not as bitter as most across the country, there isn't the same hatred for the opponent as some other rivalries, but it is still a big game.


Baseball's New Steroid Policy:
Four words describe this: WHAT TOOK SO LONG? Actually, the answer is simple. It didn't get done before because despite what amounts to a very tough new policy, MLB didn't believe it was an issue. It became an issue when Sen. John McCain and others decided it was time to force the issue. Now you get great quotes like this from Bud Selig: "This is an important step to reaching our goal of ridding our sport of performance-enhancing substances and should restore the integrity of and public confidence in our great game," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "I appreciate the effort put forward by the players' association and our players in reaching this new agreement."
So now we have the second drug policy in 10 months, and one that is, to say the least, harsh. But do the fans really care? As a fan of the game, I do. Baseball, more so than any other team sport, is judged by statistical numbers. Those are the benchmarks for the game just as times are the benchmarks in Olympic Track events. I don't want my Olympic sprinting champion to be juiced and chemically enhanced, and I don't want the all-time leader in Home Runs to be a steroid abuser.
So I applaud the efforts of baseball, even though they were forced into it. But will this make it a better game? Do fans even care? Maybe not now, but if some of your favorite players or players on your favorite team are banned for 50-100 games, you will more than likely have an opinion then.
Is baseball better today than it was yesterday? Does it have more integrity? My answer is yes on both accounts.

6 Comments:

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Michael Namba said...

Ian,

I agree with you 100% on the steroid issue, it is about freakin' time. I have faith that the records will be restored in so much as Arod, when all is said and done, will probably own the homerun record, and despite my personal disgust towards him as a person, as a player he is the best, and is doing it the right way.

 
At 7:57 PM, Blogger BuddyJay said...

I want to know more. For example, if a particular type of steroid stays in your system for years, the testing must be for levels also.

What about Human Growth Hormone? I don't believe there is testing for that, nor is their any plans as of yet to test for it.

Ian, if you read the contributions on this site, how about an answer to that last question.

 
At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I've got to say this. I'm a fan of the program, but the blog could use some work. I know you are very busy throughout the day, but this blog is pathetic. First, you ditched my favorite part with the Pac-10 picks of the week. Second, all it is is an overview of the show. You could at least try to be somewhat interesting in this piece of trivial crap. I know you probably aren't allowed to say what you truly feel since you advertise the blog on the station, but come on. You can do better than cookie cutter responces that take a minute to post Ian. You're better than this damn it.

Don't let the blog Coug it.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger glassnuts said...

More of buddyjay and less of Ian!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger BuddyJay said...

OK, the blog seems to be stuck in neutral. How about this:

Is Miles really hurt. I love it recently the media has jumped to point out that D. Miles is playing hurt and gritting it out.

Sorry, the skeptic in me sees the fact that Miles has never been gritty, but he has been an actor. We all know the guy that stubs a toe and limps all day infront of people for sympathy. I think that's what is going on here.

Allen Iverson he is not, but he is no Denzel Washington either.

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is exactly what I'm talking about. Only posting once a week and without looking at the comments that the few people brave/stupid enough to continue to read your "blog" is what makes this site terrible.

There is no interaction or real sports news or insight. I've been a fan of the show, but this will be the last time I visit the site, and please stop plugging it on air if you are just going to continue to put out this half assed product.

 

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