Spikes Tweet, Bucking The Trend, Armstrong AccusersOctober 11th, 2012 at 9:58 pm by Eric Murphy under From the Cheap Seats
In truth Twitter is a great thing that gives us insight into the psyche of those that interest us, including athletes. The sad truth is that sometimes a person’s thoughts are better left unsaid or in Twitter’s case unwritten. It’s nearly impossible to stop the free flow of sometimes vulgar, idiotic, mind numbingly stupid 140 character sentences posted on a daily basis. (despite Bill Belichick’s best efforts I presume) The latest embarrassing act comes from Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes. His lame attempt to brush off his homophobic views as a joke shows just how moronic this man really is. So far no word from how the team will handle the situation but if Rob Gronkowski was scolded for posing with an adult film actress, Spikes has to be in the dog house. Too bad, he’s having a tremendous year on the field but no matter what happens he’ll be remembered for being one of the most boneheaded athletes to have a Twitter account.
It’s been a rather quiet baseball postseason in these parts. The Red Sox are in full managerial search mode so the majority of the fan base has turned its attention the Pats. Even the pocket of Yankees fans in the area have kept it under wraps. I guess they don’t get excited until the World Series.
Speaking of baseball, my manager of the year vote (I don’t really have one) goes to Buck Showalter. I admit I didn’t really care for the guy when he switched over to TV. I thought he sounded too much like a hick and was really boring in his role as an analyst but man the guy can manage. If it wasn’t for the back end of his bullpen springing a leak the O’s might be preparing for the ALCS.
I am on record as saying that I don’t really care about Lance Armstrong and his cheating to win 7 Tour De Frances but after the latest bombshell dropped by the USADA I have changed my tune a little bit. According to 11 of Armstrong’s teammates he not only cheated but was one of the most sophisticated dopers in the history of sports. It’s enough to make Barry Bonds blush. Yes Lance has done wonders in raising money for cancer research but figuring out a way to be the best cheater sticks out as a pretty major character flaw.