Lesnar’s Med Scare: ‘I had a hole in my stomach’

Brock Lesnar appeared on ESPN this morning to discuss what he characterized as an astonishing recovery from a condition known as diverticulitis.

(Dana White, Brock Lesnar this morning on ESPN)
Diverticulitis, which usually afflicts the elderly, involves the weakening of the colon walls and, in extreme cases, can lead to the actual perforation of the colon. […]


Cal Ripken, Jr.: The O.J. Of Steroids Investigators

On May 16 of last year, the PALM BEACH POST reported:

(Left: Holmes, Right: Watson)
Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has known New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez for 16 years, but the two have not spoken since Rodriguez admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs while playing for the Texas Rangers.
But when they do, he has one […]


McGwire Critics: Stop Masturbating To Porn First!

Finally we get some proper context on the Mark McGwire steroids *confession*, from Dutch Daulton (via Landon Evanson at BugsandCranks.com):
I always thought the whole thing was pretty comical. I think it gives a real good pulse of the American people and what we perceive as this big military, industrial, world-wide, number-one country that presented itself […]


Unfortunate Angle Theater: McGwire Taking BP

Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH reports on video taken by photographer Chris Lee: “of St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire raking taking batting practice on Jan. 14, 2010, at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif.”

(Before or after extolling the benefits of oral?)
Goold reports that McGwire was, “working with two Cardinals hitters, […]


McGwire Lying Confession Worse Than His Hiding

SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY has a thorough rundown of reax from the media to Mark McGwire’s steroid admission yesterday. While most opinions of McGwire’s limited contrition skew negative, none I saw called it what it really was if you believe ESPN Investigative Reporter T.J. Quinn and Jose Canseco.

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newsroom Watching McGwire Last Night)
Quinn was […]


Mark McGwire Admits To Steroids; Cites Injuries

Mark McGwire released a statement to the ASSOCIATED PRESS today admitting that he took steroids when he was playing Major League Baseball.

“I wish I had never touched steroids/ It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.”
“I never knew when, but […]


Steroids Can ‘Mask’ Diagnosis of Lesnar Disease

WCCO-AM in Minneapolis sources that Brock Lesnar has a case of diverticulitis, which is “a disease where small pouches form in the digestive system.”

I’m by no means accusing Brock Lesnar of doing steroids, but a quick check on the diagnosis of diverticulitis reveals that steroid use can sometimes play a significant role in masking early […]


Wrestler Busted For Playing Amateur Pharmacist

Like many men of my generation, I once went through a brief & regrettable pro wrestling phase. Mine happened during my sophomore year of college, 1999-2000. It was the age of nu-metal and rap rock; just some months before, I voluntarily attended a Limp Bizkit/Staind concert (10/12/99, Kansas City, MO, in case you want to […]


Let’s Just Give A-Rod A Pass On This One, OK?

Hunting Alex Rodriguez for sport has been America’s favorite pastime for nearly a decade; and I’ll admit, he often presents a tempting target. His fling with Madonna alone reaffirmed my belief in God’s raucous sense of humor. And then of course this was like stumbling on a vein of pure comedy gold.

But Blogland is all […]


Um, Pro Wrestling Actually Punishes Steroid Use?

It was just announced that Rey Mysterio (nĂ© Oscar Gutierrez) was suspended by the WWE for steroid use. If you’re like us, you’re utterly shocked, SHOCKED… that the WWE actually tests for that stuff. With all due respect to the wrestlers who build their bodies naturally, um, look at your colleagues.

(This guy? He’s the […]