Sunday, August 29, 2010

MMA Fighter Shane Carwin and Other Professionals Linked to Steroid Dealer

Steroid-dealing pharmacist Michael Bennett of Mobile, AL was sentenced to four years in prison for his part in a nationwide conspiracy to sell steroids.  Bennett's signature or initials for steroid orders were found for the professional athletes of MMA fighter Shane Carwin, wrestlers Kurt Angle and Bob Howard and bodybuilders Quincy Taylor, Toney Freeman, Dennis Newman and Troy Zuccolotto.  Several other professional wrestlers, bodybuilders and baseball players are referenced by initials as well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Rocket Feels his own Heat

Roger Clemens indicted by the Feds for perjury.  Clemens faces one count of obstruction, two counts of perjury and three counts of making false statements in his testimony to a Congressional committee in 2008 that he never used performance-enhancing drugs.  Another famous person who probably won't do one day in jail for his crimes.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Head Official Admits to Blown Calls During Super Bowl XL

If your like me you still remember those crappy calls from Super Bowl XL that ended in a 21-10 Steelers victory over the Seahawks.  I vividly remember getting screwed on the spread which I believe was +7 for the Seahawks and me.  The imaginary holding call on a 98-yard touchdown drive did us in and the inconclusive Roethlisberger touchdown didn't help.  Many including myself yelled at the tv this sh@# is fixed!  Check out the article on head official Bill Leavy admitting his blown calls at Yahoo Sports.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Irregular Betting Patterns on Tennis Match

A tennis match between Richard Bloomfield and Christophe Rochus last month had an unusual amount wagered on it according to Betfair.  More than 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) and a dramatic price movement have tennis officials investigating.  This is about 15-20 times the normal amount wagered on similar matches at this level.  Bloomfield is ranked 552 in the world and Rochus 160.  Before the match they were even money but in a few hours Bloomfield went to 1-4 odds which is a dramatic shift and risk to gamblers.  The player everyone bet on, Bloomfield did end up winning this match.