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Tigers_eye
July 23, 2007, 02:35 PM
Tainted major sports:
Boxing: all almost fixed.
NFL: drugs, bettings, nightclubs, murders.
NHL: Labor contract, Prostitution.
NBA: Bettings by the officials, prostitution, drugs.
MLB: Steroids, bettings, cheating (cork bats, juiced up balls), drugs.
Track and field: Steriods, drugs.
Cycling: Steriods, drugs.

Is too much money an issue? Or winning at any cost got the sports in to trouble?

Soccer (Football) is the only one still pure. I guess that is what is left for my son to participate.

Tehsin
July 23, 2007, 09:37 PM
NFL - you forgot the illegal Dog fighting ring. They found dead bodies of over 30 dogs in a compound that belongs to Michael Vick. Been going on for some time. Just saw this update on yahoo sports: http://www.yahoo.com/s/634925

Puck
July 31, 2007, 02:59 PM
Is too much money an issue? Or winning at any cost got the sports in to trouble?

Soccer (Football) is the only one still pure. I guess that is what is left for my son to participate.

football is hardly pure. agents calling the shots, passing on backhanders to managers, the english premiership has had its wrist slapped lately because of bung allegation.

money and competitiveness is an issue. if we could go back to the amateur days there would be a lot less of the above, but thats impossible.

Tigers_eye
July 31, 2007, 03:51 PM
Sorry Puck,
I meant Soccer in US. Not in England, Italy, France or Spain.

Bancan
July 31, 2007, 04:22 PM
Yet MLS is the least popular here in N America.

So FC Dallas is closest MLS team near Arkansas rite? Is there a following of soccer in that area?
There is a huge fan base for Toronto FC.

Fazal
August 1, 2007, 11:22 AM
US sports - Tainted
yes... but don''t worry money is on their side... it will re-painted again... like a brand new remodeled house. Money can buy everything you know...

NHLFAN788
August 1, 2007, 02:31 PM
FROM ALL THE MAJOR SPORTS...NHL IS THE CLEANEST!""" NBA IS 100% FIXED....why do u think home teams wins 90% of the time! nba should get banned for ever!

NHLFAN788
August 1, 2007, 02:33 PM
football is hardly pure. agents calling the shots, passing on backhanders to managers, the english premiership has had its wrist slapped lately because of bung allegation.

money and competitiveness is an issue. if we could go back to the amateur days there would be a lot less of the above, but thats impossible.

Footbal is a fixed game also!! dont u know wats hapening in the italian serie A???

akabir77
August 1, 2007, 03:29 PM
NHL is cleanest or every thing is allowed? like drugs, fighting...

Puck
August 3, 2007, 03:14 PM
Footbal is a fixed game also!! dont u know wats hapening in the italian serie A???

there has been accusations about matches being fixed between some italian sides as well as an greece. such disgraceful activities usually don't take place in the english league

Puck
August 3, 2007, 03:15 PM
NHL is cleanest or every thing is allowed? like drugs, fighting...

tobacco is a drug too ;)

cricman
August 14, 2007, 01:41 PM
Didn't Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif fail Drug tests? Didn't South Africa throw away test matches and what about those Indian bookies?

cricman
December 13, 2007, 09:19 PM
Baseball is officially tainted

Fazal
December 14, 2007, 02:11 PM
Baseball is officially tainted

When it was not?

Tigers_eye
December 14, 2007, 04:18 PM
I was listening to Jim Rome. David Justice (One of the mitchell report guy) on his show said that if he would make some bucks only then he would sue senetor Mitchell for saying false things about him. He doesn't care about someone spoiling his reputation. Doesn't care about his legacy or his fans. lol

What a retard. And actually I liked him one time while he was pumping irons and taking roids (alledgedly).

And what was rocket thinking? The date that rocket started taking the steriods he already had 3 cy-youngs. He was sure Hall of fame even without the roids like Barry. I am just baffled by their behavior. Sorry Roger Clements!! You have no integrity. The MLB players association is the worst bull sh*t association there was.

Rizvi
December 14, 2007, 04:49 PM
And what was rocket thinking? The date that rocket started taking the steriods he already had 3 cy-youngs. He was sure Hall of fame even without the roids like Barry. I am just baffled by their behavior. Sorry Roger Clements!! You have no integrity. The MLB players association is the worst bull sh*t association there was.

I guess this just answers one thing....Money is more important than fame!! Both Clemens and Bonds had fame b4 the steriods, but it wasn't enough; their drive was led by the seeking of the continous inflow of cash.

Greater Stats=>bigger, longer contracts =>Continous inflow of CASH!!!!

Rizvi
December 14, 2007, 05:14 PM
It's quite interesting....I just read somewhere - 1/3 of the 2000 Yankees Championship Roster was on Steroids. 8 out of 25 players from the Playoff Roster.

Clemens, Pettite, Stanton, Grimsley, Justice, Canseco, Knoblauch and i forgot who the person was.

cricman
December 14, 2007, 07:58 PM
It's quite interesting....I just read somewhere - 1/3 of the 2000 Yankees Championship Roster was on Steroids. 8 out of 25 players from the Playoff Roster.

Clemens, Pettite, Stanton, Grimsley, Justice, Canseco, Knoblauch and i forgot who the person was.

Canseco wasn't a Yankee, Pettite got juiced in 01, Roger is still the greatest ... report was so biased Mitchell is the director for the red sox so he had a conflict if interest so he couldn't snitch on Manny , Ortiz , Schilling and Variteck.

Tell me how Sosa, Mcguire wasn't even mentioned in the report?

Rizvi
December 15, 2007, 03:30 AM
Canseco wasn't a Yankee,

YES HE WAS!!!


<TABLE class=boxed><TBODY><TR><TD class=header style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px" noWrap colSpan=7>2000 New York Yankees http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/logos/yankees.jpg

2000 New York Yankees Official Logo Complete Roster

Roster
Schedule (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=2000&t=NYA)

</TD></TR><TR><TD class=banner noWrap>#</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Pitchers</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Height</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Weight</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Throws</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Bats</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Date Of Birth</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>58</TD><TD class=datacol>Randy Choate (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=choatra01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>180</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1975-09-05</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>22</TD><TD class=datacol>Roger Clemens (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=clemero02)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>220</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1962-08-04</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>36</TD><TD class=datacol>David Cone (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=coneda01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1963-01-02</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>76</TD><TD class=datacol>Craig Dingman (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=dingmcr01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>215</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1974-03-12</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>67</TD><TD class=datacol>Darrell Einertson (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=einerda01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>196</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1972-09-04</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>50</TD><TD class=datacol>Todd Erdos (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=erdosto01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>205</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1973-11-21</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>75</TD><TD class=datacol>Ben Ford (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=fordbe01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-07</TD><TD class=datacolC>200</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1975-08-15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>17</TD><TD class=datacol>Dwight Gooden (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=goodedw01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>210</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1964-11-16</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>38</TD><TD class=datacol>Jason Grimsley (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=grimsja01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>180</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1967-08-07</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>26</TD><TD class=datacol>Orlando Hernandez (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hernaor01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>210</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1965-10-11</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>63</TD><TD class=datacol>Randy Keisler (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=keislra01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1976-02-24</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>56</TD><TD class=datacol>Ted Lilly (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=lillyte01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-00</TD><TD class=datacolC>185</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1976-01-04</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>55</TD><TD class=datacol>Ramiro Mendoza (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=mendora01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>154</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1972-06-15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>12</TD><TD class=datacol>Denny Neagle (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=neaglde01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>217</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1968-09-13</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>43</TD><TD class=datacol>Jeff Nelson (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=nelsoje01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-08</TD><TD class=datacolC>235</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1966-11-17</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>46</TD><TD class=datacol>Andy Pettitte (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=pettian01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-05</TD><TD class=datacolC>235</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1972-06-15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>42</TD><TD class=datacol>Mariano Rivera (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=riverma01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>170</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1969-11-29</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>29</TD><TD class=datacol>Mike Stanton (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=stantmi02)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1967-06-02</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>57</TD><TD class=datacol>Jay Tessmer (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=tessmja01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>188</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1971-12-26</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>27</TD><TD class=datacol>Allen Watson (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=watsoal01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1970-11-18</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>38</TD><TD class=datacol>Jake Westbrook (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=westbja01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>200</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1977-09-29</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>31</TD><TD class=datacol>Ed Yarnall (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=yarnaed01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>235</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1975-12-04</TD></TR><TR><TD class=banner noWrap>#</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Catchers</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Height</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Weight</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Throws</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Bats</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Date Of Birth</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>20</TD><TD class=datacol>Jorge Posada (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=posadjo01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Both</TD><TD class=datacolC>1971-08-17</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>25</TD><TD class=datacol>Chris Turner (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=turnech01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1969-03-23</TD></TR><TR><TD class=banner noWrap>#</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Infielders</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Height</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Weight</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Throws</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Bats</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Date Of Birth</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>18</TD><TD class=datacol>Scott Brosius (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=brosisc01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>185</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1966-08-15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>14</TD><TD class=datacol>Wilson Delgado (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=delgawi01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-11</TD><TD class=datacolC>165</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Both</TD><TD class=datacolC>1972-07-15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>2</TD><TD class=datacol>Derek Jeter (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=jeterde01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>175</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1974-06-26</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>11</TD><TD class=datacol>Chuck Knoblauch (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=knoblch01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-09</TD><TD class=datacolC>181</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1968-07-07</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>24</TD><TD class=datacol>Tino Martinez (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=martiti02)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>210</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1967-12-07</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>14</TD><TD class=datacol>Luis Sojo (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=sojolu01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-11</TD><TD class=datacolC>174</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1965-01-03</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>53, 33</TD><TD class=datacol>Alfonso Soriano (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=soriaal01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>180</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1976-01-07</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>13</TD><TD class=datacol>Jose Vizcaino (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=vizcajo01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>180</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Both</TD><TD class=datacolC>1968-03-26</TD></TR><TR><TD class=banner noWrap>#</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Outfielders</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Height</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Weight</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Throws</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Bats</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Date Of Birth</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>35</TD><TD class=datacol>Clay Bellinger (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=bellicl01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>215</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1968-11-18</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>31</TD><TD class=datacol>Lance Johnson (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=johnsla03)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-11</TD><TD class=datacolC>160</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1963-07-06</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>45</TD><TD class=datacol>Felix Jose (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=josefe01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Both</TD><TD class=datacolC>1965-05-02</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>28</TD><TD class=datacol>David Justice (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=justida01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>200</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1966-04-14</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>39</TD><TD class=datacol>Roberto Kelly (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=kellyro01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>192</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1964-10-01</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>17</TD><TD class=datacol>Ricky Ledee (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=ledeeri01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-01</TD><TD class=datacolC>190</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1973-11-22</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>21</TD><TD class=datacol>Paul O'Neill (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=oneipa01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>215</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1963-02-25</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>19</TD><TD class=datacol>Luis Polonia (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=polonlu01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-08</TD><TD class=datacolC>152</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacol>Left</TD><TD class=datacolC>1963-10-12</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>47</TD><TD class=datacol>Shane Spencer (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=spencsh01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>5-11</TD><TD class=datacolC>225</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1972-02-20</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>33, 45</TD><TD class=datacol>Ryan Thompson (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=thompry01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-03</TD><TD class=datacolC>200</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1967-11-04</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>51</TD><TD class=datacol>Bernie Williams (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=willibe02)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>205</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Both</TD><TD class=datacolC>1968-09-13</TD></TR><TR><TD class=banner noWrap>#</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Other Positions</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Height</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Weight</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Throws</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Bats</TD><TD class=banner noWrap>Date Of Birth</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>33</TD><TD class=datacol>Jose Canseco (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=cansejo01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-04</TD><TD class=datacolC>240</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1964-07-02</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>31</TD><TD class=datacol>Glenallen Hill (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hillgl01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-02</TD><TD class=datacolC>210</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1965-03-22</TD></TR><TR><TD class=datacolC>13</TD><TD class=datacol>Jim Leyritz (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=leyriji01)</TD><TD class=datacolC>6-00</TD><TD class=datacolC>195</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacol>Right</TD><TD class=datacolC>1963-12-27</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Source :
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2000&t=NYA