Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More quick hits...

From the Big Apple...
From the New York Daily News' Mike Lupica talking with Yankees GM Brian Cashman - "We're better than our record," Cashman said, and then added, "I know that's easy to say. But we've got a lot of season left to prove it."

From a one time New York icon - Bill Parcells used to say "You are what your record says you are."

If the season ended today, the Yankees would be a losing team. No more. No less. Just a losing team. They wouldn't be better than that, they wouldn't be worse - they would just be 17-19.

There is time for that to change, but the Bronx Bombers have dug themselves a deep hole to get out of.

Pink Floyd...
The arbitration hearing that Floyd Landis has been preparing for got underway yesterday at Pepperdine University. While the opening day was filled with bad blood and contentious statements/sentiment, Landis took the time to meet with the press and express his confidence in his case.

As I have said before, I am presuming neither guilt nor innocence in this case, however, I am interested in hearing USADA's explanations in regards to utilizing a lab that has had historic problems in handling its specimens and following properly established testing procedures. I'm also interested in hearing the scientific reasoning on how Landis' epitestosterone levels could have such a dramatic spike for only one day.

I have a feeling that either way that the arbitrator rules, there might be some reform in how the system is handled in the future.

Wait until next week...
That's what officials involved in Pacman Jones' appeal of his season long suspension are saying about when the ruling on the appeal will be made public. I'm anxious to see if Goodell sticks to his guns, or if he shortens the suspension.

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