Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Performance Enhancing Blog Post Of The Day

Move over Duckworth. The Liga Nacional does not fuck around. So why did Joshua Pittman receive a 3 year ban from playing basketball in Argentina?
The decision will be sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Dr Diego Grippo, who is in charge of doping tests, told Ole newspaper: "We cannot confirm whether marijuana does or does not improve the players' performances.

"It does not make you jump higher or score more three-pointers, but among the effects of this drug is sedation.

"Players can step onto the court feeling fearful or nervous, but if you take the drug you can be more relaxed. That's an advantage.

"Maybe Pittman needs it to be ok."
Guesswork. Yeesh. The rules are the rules, and stick to 'em by golly, but if you're going to take away a person's livelihood at least make it sound like you have a good reason. I declare today David Stern Appreciation Day.