Mitchell denies leaking Byrd HGH story; Philly’s Uninspired Start Not McNabb’s Fault; O.J. Didn’t Do It; Janet Jackson Still Catching Wreck; Wisconsin Hoop Coach Bo Ryan and Jameer Nelson Are Neighbors
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According to the AP, George Mitchell has denied his office leaked information on Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd using HGH. Mitchell, who is a director in the Boston Red Sox front office, said there have been many inquiries sent to his office about the timing of this story. Paul Bryd admitted to injecting human growth hormone to correct a pituitary tumor in a press conference two hours prior to the ALCS Game 7 loss. Mitchell released the statement from his New York office to “correct that mistaken impression.”
“Neither I nor any member of my investigative staff had anything whatsoever to do with the publication of the allegations about Mr. Byrd,” the statement said. “We had no prior knowledge of those allegations, and we first learned of them, along with the rest of the public, through news accounts.
“Any information obtained in my investigation will not be made public until the report is released in the near future.”
How did this story leak prior to Game 7? Why is Paul Byrd the only name that leaked? What affect did this leak have on Cleveland? They certainly seemed reluctant to leave it all out on the field in such a huge game. Mitchell, having a high ranking position in the Boston Red Sox organization, should understand how or why people are associating this leak with office.
Are we really this stupid?
Some Philly fans might be….
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Bob Brian Griese engineering a 97 yard Chicago Bear game winning drive with 1:41 left on the clock and no timeouts sure isn’t Donovan McNabb’s fault. This town is crazy when it comes to heaping heavy cheese steak and soft pretzel portions of criticism on their quarterbacks–namely Donovan and Randall Cunningham–who as far as I know don’t line up and sack themselves and probably haven’t played a stitch of defense since their Pops was chasing them.
Start blaming the front office people!
There are many of us who screamed suspending and subsequently firing Terrell Owens would eventually come back to haunt an organization which lives and dies by its fan base.
There is no coincidence Philly hasn’t won any professional team championship since the Sixer’s swept Showtime in 1983.
Philly fans get over yourselves. Most of you don’t know anything about the inner workings of a professional organization and follow blindly behind 610 sports talk radio like it’s the bastion of truth and knowledge. Passionate fans? Please. These days you can’t take your family to enjoy a game because ya might be wiping beer and worse yet saliva off the back of their necks the entire time. That ain’t passion. That’s disgusting and is worse than the behavior you routinely criticize athletes for exhibiting.
Hypocrisy at its best.
Don’t start none, won’t be none.
The Eagles aren’t going anywhere. Blame yourselves for blindly crawling behind a greedy owner who cares about nothing more than the stacks in your pockets. Keep buying that Eagles gear. Eventually your kids will become the same frustrated fan you presently are. Trust me I know.
If I hear one more athlete talk about how great Philly fans are…..
Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner have not surrounded Donovan McNabb with enough talent to sustain a winning tradition. You have a quarterback who can make all the reads plus make plays with his feet and are happy with him playing a similar role that Broad Street Bully Charles Barkley and F.U. Center Allen Iverson played for most of their careers?
Philly, why do you think they left town? They got tired of the BS. They stuck with it as long as they could. Donovan’s done here too. Be happy with the losing until a knew super slave rolls into town.
Donovan you do share some the blame–knowing damn well you will be a Chicago Bear next season. You have given up making plays you are definitely capable of to win games. It must be mentioned the best receiver who has ever caught your passes was born here. I’m sure he has to feel for ya brotha.
Why won’t fans and commentators get it that you have to surround highly skilled Black quarterbacks with great talent just like the luxury afforded to their White counterparts?
They can’t lead without soldiers.
Kevin Curtis would be a nice compliment to a number one receiver but will physically pay dearly for inking the nice free agent contract in the off-season. His body will hurt like it’s never hurt before this off-season.
You had one of the five best receivers of all time finally on your team, go to the Super Bowl; said receiver plays his guts out on one leg, rightfully criticizes the quarterback for folding like tissue down by only three late and with the ball. T.O. is suspended for giving it to you and the organization real and raw by pulling McNabb’s bitch card and ends up playing for your most hated rival and now the fans are frustrated and should be attended to?
Are you seriously happy with this?
Please! You booed Donovan because he didn’t smoke trees? He takes the Eagles to 4 consecutive NFC Championship Games–all alone on offense–and now you want to cry because he’s banged up and can’t get out of the pocket alive?
What do you expect?
Donovan is a Hall of Fame QB. His record regular and post season record combined is one of the best of all time (Didn’t I say Jaws shut up?). That being said Donovan, if you just one time spoke up for your very talented diva prima donna teammate, then you would still be top three stat wise in the league and most likely would have won a Super Bowl by now. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and work with folk even though their past insecurities are a detriment to their current and future success.
Instead, Jeffrey Lurie sits in his luxury box and sips diamond glasses filled with pillaged gold dust while the stomach growling
peons fans below him become more and more sexually frustrated as the days go by.
Meanwhile, Lovie Smith can’t wait till the season is over. No wonder he wanted to stick with Rex. He wants that six foot seven receiver no one knows of. He knows that combining Berriman, Mushin, Desmond Clark, and 2008 #1 draft pick James Hardy with Donovan McNabb equals a bunch of chips.
Good luck Donovan. True fans will miss you in Philly. Get that Chicago hometown ring and moonwalk your way into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Hey Philly, at least O.J. didn’t do it!
The misunderstood and unapologetic Scoop Jackson continues his mastery.
Would Woody Allen or say Faith Hill have to go through this?
Tyler tries to stay professional throughout and almost loses it at the end.
Dude just wouldn’t leave well enough alone.
This is the type of disrespect Blacks are sick and tired of. Janet was embarrassed and speechless. She is an icon and Tyler Perry is fast becoming one of the best directors and writers of his generation.
Why does this clown have a job again?
I refuse to watch what is most likely a pandering apology “forced” because CBS probably slapped pink handcuffs on his wrists while patting him not so publicly on the back. Maybe some of you will offer a summary as the bones fly out of his lips with every hypocritical word.
I guarantee you he wouldn’t have spoke out of his mouth with such insolence if he didn’t have some semblance of corporate backing.
I see you Chester Clipper! Kick that Soulja Boy! I normally wouldn’t post something like this, but Bo’s from my hometown right outside of Philly.
Chester is the city that produced Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson (sup fam), and Detroit Lion running back Kevin Jones. It is a hot bed for high school basketball; Chester has won numerous state titles. Count Bo Ryan in on those who know all about Furillos Hoagies and Black Moses cheese steaks.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.