A few sports items today that make me feel my rage.
NBA game from Dec. 19 featuring Shaq on the Heat being redone without Shaq on the Heat
On December 19, the Heat, now 11-46 with no chance of making the playoffs, then with no chance of making the playoffs, lost in overtime 117-111, to the Hawks, another team with a losing record and no playoff hopes. Shaquille O’Neal happened to be kicked out of the game, with 52 seconds remaining, with five fouls rather than six. The Heat protest, so the NBA decides to replay the final minute today, over two months after it happened.
Nevermind that the circumstances are completely different regardless of what the lineup is. One team could be fatigued from a road trip. Some players could have had an off night. And to play 52 seconds of a game to decide the winner, so long after the original game, now where any momentum one team had is completely gone–even Obama can’t maintain momentum that long–is ridiculous. That, my friends, is a “competetive disadvantage,” not having Shaq eliminated early, as the NBA would have you think.
Olympic cylclist badgered to lie about taking steroids. (That’s a lie, by the way.)
Tammy Thomas is on trial for perjury. Apparently, she took steroids, but apparently, she denied it in court. She says she was badgered into lying when the prosecutors continually asked her the same questions.
Let me get this straight: She says, No, I didn’t take steroids the first time they ask. Then they continue to ask, and she continues to deny it. Was it not a lie the first time she denied it, but only after multiple lies?