Thursday, November 15, 2007

Barry Bonds......




Just got back from Akron, a rather productive meeting....Garry and I tasted a few micro brewed beers last night at Barley Corn's Irish Pub in Akron....my old radio buddy Andy, who lives with his wife and sons in Stow, Ohio, joined us for dinner, a good time was had, arguing politics and talking over old gossip and times....I felt fine this morning.....Garry just can't keep up with the old man, he was rather hung over for the start of the 2nd day session...Andy, being the smart one, gave up the alcohol about a year or so ago, and enjoyed his food with water to wash it down.

Just saw Barry Bonds was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for lying to investigators.....I put Bonds on the same level as the scumbag coach of New England, Bill Bellyache....cheaters with no personality to boot....but hey, the are still one step ahead of the lying, cheating scum we put in the White House for 8 years, Billy Bob Klinton, and the American and Euro Lefties and the press still love this bastard, who sold us down the river to China....so in my humble opinion, as much as I despise Bonds....what he did was not treason, just greed....Klinton the draft dodger and Commander-in-Thief is much worse.

OK, enough of that rant....my back held out for two days, but the ride home was not kind....so I better grab a brandy on the rocks and see if I can ease the pain....off to Columbus tomorrow with brother Mike.....and will present my Ohio State-Michigan pregame report when I return tomorrow evening.




PHOTOS{Bonds before and after...in college and his steroid days}

4 comments:

BRUNO said...

Damn, what're we gonna do for entertainment, and sports, anymore? Baseball, NASCAR, football, basketball, even hockey---all have gone straight to hell, in the name of money, sponsors, and/or "performance-enhancing" 'roids!

Wonder if Bonds would be interested in selling the "leftovers"? I think I could use a boost, or two---only if temporarily...!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Ditto on all or most of that ranting. I look at that picture of the young BB and think how sad it is that he made the decisions he made. We all live the rest of our lives with the decisions we make at a young and stupid age. I guess it's a crap shoot for many. Wish I could go back and redo a few things myself. Character is what it comes down to.

Oh, and what kind of brandy do you like?

Buck Pennington said...

Andy, being the smart one, gave up the alcohol about a year or so ago...

Dang, that stings! I can't see giving up one of life's greatest pleasures, unless it owns you. Which is the ONLY reason, in my book.

Bruno: Just asking, but why do you list hockey as going to Hell? It's the cleanest sport there is, as far as scandal goes. You've got goons, true, but they have a way of flaming out or otherwise being taken care of. The only notable exception to this (sorta) rule would be Bertuzzi, who's still playing even after that unconscionable sucker-punch/hit on Moore a few years back. Other than that...what? There's been no drugging scandal in the NHL that I know of...

pat houseworth said...

Bruno: Most pro sports bore the Hell out of me these days. And it's not that I envy the bucks they make...after all, how many millions can A-Rod spend? I still love baseball, but not the pros, same for football and basketball, give me college and high school anytime. Like Buck I still enjoy NHL Hockey, although I'm stuck watching the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they are improving this season...still I say 'Go Flyers'.

FHB: I drink EJ, but Christian Brothers is decent as well, love that straigh on the rocks.

Buck: Andy didn't have a problem, he just decided, since he became a father for the first time at 42, to go sober for awhile...I'm with you, I don't have a "problem", I just like a good drink and a good cigar, and don't plan on giving them up...but they do lighten this old retired guys wallet on occasion...but what the hey?