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1.11.2010

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Hey everyone. I'm shocked to hear today that Mark McGwire, the former home-run hitter, admits that he used steroids "on and off" for a period of "nearly a decade."

This is not relevant to Auburn.

Just thought you might like to know.

Our official HABOTN word for the day is perjury.

127 Comments:

Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Juiced to be 1st.

2:17 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Darn

2:18 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I must get a t-shirt with this on it:

“I’m wearing an Auburn shirt because I went to Auburn. You’re wearing an Alabama shirt because you went to Wal-Mart.”

2:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Hmmm, weird he missed the hall of fame last week for the 2nd time, but had gained more votes.

I guess he assumed that telling the truth might gain him more votes.

I guess he finally decided to talk about the past.

2:18 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Baseball is dead to me.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

FSJ has two degrees but I bet he still shops at Wally World.

FSJ did you queue with the masses at the Gardendale Wal-Mart?

2:20 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Say it ain't so Mark...my idol.

2:20 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

His denial was redonkulous.

2:21 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My guess is this helps more than hurts HOF consideration.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I know that my future shirt won't apply to all Bammers, but I bet it will be accurate 95% of the time.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I would agree with that, ehyou.

2:22 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

PERJURY!!!!!

diggin' the pic JG.

2:22 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Lying to a grand jury is not perjury if you are either famous or a politician.
Note many sports and movie stars, Teddie Kennedy and numerous others.

2:22 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sean...

I was at Wal-Mart last night actually. :-P

I buy my Bama shirts at Brooks Brothers though.

2:23 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Posters on Tiderinsider are asking if Willie Martinez can just show up for work at UGA after being fired....sorta like George Costanza did.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Or the guy from Office Space.

2:25 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Jay G

Love the pic and the pic of Ashley Judd

2:26 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

FSJ-I was surprised about Smart staying though after revisiting UGA twice. I would guess he would be out for any return to UGA now no matter what.
Glad he is staying at UA though. When AU wins, I want no excuses.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Maybe he'll get the idea after they move his desk to the UGA Vault and ask him to take on pest control duties.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

FSJ is kidding (about Brooks Brothers).

2:27 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sportswriter Tate, since I broke this story on the prior thread you owe me a Coke.

snort

2:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I just saw that Linnie Patrick's house burned and that he and his family lost everything. That is tragic regardless of who you root for. Didn't that happen to an AU player in the last couple of years, too?

2:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I'm not here to talk about the past.

2:29 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Norm's last two words were "coke" and "snort".

Makes me wonder if the eye injury wasn't a deal gone bad.

2:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

We saw the swell of public support Pete Rose got once he admitted betting on baseball. I am sure McGwire was hoping for the same sort of love.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

OMG, Norm.

You are so hawt!

2:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Awkward...

2:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The "new" Paul McCartney live album has 33 tracks and costs $13.

I can pay that without feeling ripped off.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's what Monica was, E-Bro.

Awkward.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

*I was quoting MonD there ... in the event anyone was confused.

2:34 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JayG...of course you were.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Exactly.

2:37 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

As Irwin M. Fletcher would say...

"as far as you know"

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Babar ... two b's?

2:39 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I guess I fell out of favor with our favorite former HABOTNista who thinks Jay G. is mean as I was dropped from her Facebook friends.

A week at Trembling Hills helped cure the drinking and heroin problem that trauma gave me.

2:39 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

T-shirts brings back a memory of ole digger when he was old enough to know better but too young to do better.
Burger King founded in 1954 in Dade County Fla. Did not really get on the map until about 1970, when they came up with somee great slogans which I stole and had airbrushed on a t-shirt down in Panama City, Fla.
On the front was HOME OF THE WHOPPER, underneath was HAVE IT YOUR WAY and on the back it said in very large letters IT TAKES TWO HANDS TO HOLD A WHOPPER.

Yes I wore it twice before Mrs Digger got it and burned it.

Probably a good thing before Burger King found out and took me to court.

2:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

We should put out an APB for Monica.

2:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Monica also dropped me as a facebook friend.

I was on sabbatical from the HABOTN when whatever happened happened.

Not cool.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Does Natalie Portman still hang out at Wal-Mart?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- Not to worry, I too was dumped by MonD.

2:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

RK, I think many were dropped from her facebook. We should start a facebook group dedicated to people who were dropped from Ominica's facebook.

2:44 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Is it wrong that Chris Low gave best hit of the SEC bowl season to Marcell Dareus for the hit put Colt McCoy out of the game?

It wasn't a dirty hit or anything, but isn't that just adding insult to injury?

2:45 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

E-Bro- MonD got what she deserved IMO. She was loved, but not missed, at least not the drama part. Of course, I'm probably out of line, but since we are no longer friends according to the factual site of Facebook, I guess I can say that.

2:45 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuithata said...

Sup all? Definately not the tempature...brrrr!

2:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Well I didn't know 'til I checked, but she dusted me too.

2:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Like I said, I wasn't around.

I guess she decided to just throw all of her HABOTN stuff into a pot and burn it.

2:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Enough Monica talk, though.

Out of sight. Out of mind.

2:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Eddie, Omnica chose her own poison. Jay G didn't tell her to get out. He was just honest with her, which seems to have rubbed her the wrong way. Hey, if everyone likes you, you just aren't trying hard enough.

2:50 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

What did you guys do to this Monica chick?

2:50 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

I don't know how to do links - but cut and paste this.
Entertaining photos if you haven't already seen them.

http://www.bustersports.com/blog/buster-blog/2010/01/10/alabama-displays-national-championship-trophy-at-walmart-photos/

2:51 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

On the more important note, Simon Cowell has announced that this will be his last season on American Idol, which means that....um...sorry...I tried to care...it just isn't happening.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Hornet's Link

2:52 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hi Hotties,
Just got back in and sped read comments posted after 7 this morning.

I gleaned that Smart is staying at bama, McClain is going pro, McGuire admitted to taking steroids and Jay wrote an awesome article in the MA.

Did I miss anything?

2:52 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Something about a hot facebook chick trying to get people to pay...

2:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

CH=B, nothing was done to Omnica. I like to refer to it as an autoscew.

2:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

cincy, you missed the latest bulletin announcing that Ominica is still gone.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

I am sorry ... was it against the rules when he was playing baseball?

Is lying to reporters perjury?

There ain't enough jails out there if it is.

As I recalled he just wouldn't answer Congress' questions.

Non story.

2:55 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I really do respect how she did it, though. I have known many people that leave places for good repeatedly, only to show up a little while later.

2:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am sorry to hear that McGwire entered the JADH Hall Of Fame, but that is the way it goes. That is for Just Another Dope Head, for those of you who don't know.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

McGuire is a story because it is additional undeniable confirmation that the home run records of the 1990s were fraudulently obtained and the result of illegal substances. Whether they violated MLB policy or not is beside the point; they were illegal. People and reports still refer to Bonds' use as "alleged." It is NOT alleged steroid use; he admitted it all (in sworn grand jury testimony).

This is just more proof for those with their heads stuck in the sand.

3:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Commissioner, I refuse to believe that the records of the 90's were a result of steroid use.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Does anyone have the link to the recently discussed ladies...UCLA and V. Tech was it?

3:07 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Y'all got me all excited and I had to go to FB and check.

WOOT! Snort!

She deleted me too!

Thank ewe lowered!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

The guy on the bottom of the page on Hornet's link looks just like one of the Bammers that I saw at the OB Bowl.

3:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

So is Roger Maris the single season homerun leader again?

Or is Billy Crystal going to have to make another HBO movie?

3:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Welcome to the club, Phred, although it doesn't appear to be very exclusive.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Michael, even your avatar was smirking when you "said" that.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yep, it appears that I too have one less FB friend.

3:15 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Well at least when we were all booted on facebook there wasn't a grand announcment, press conference and programs handed out.

3:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

If my avatar is smirking, that's just because she isn't wearing any pants.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It's all ball bearings.

3:16 PM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

It's not perjury, Homes. McGwire wasn't man enough to lie or tell the truth, or invoke the Fifth.

He cried like a little girl. And this is a transparent attempt by a dirty cheater to get sympathy HoF votes.

Not that I have a strong opinion. Oh, and he's my co-host's all-time baseball hero?


www.supersport930.com

3:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I need a quart of anti-freeze. Prestone...no make that Quaker State.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

E-Bro: If I was MLB Commish, he (Maris) would be. Forget the asteriks for Bonds, McGuire, etc. (and save them for UAT).

3:19 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

MJT/Queen/Boxhead/Thighmaster - that was just an image I could very easily have done without.

3:22 PM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

If MLB wants any credibility:

FREE ROGER MARIS

FREE HANK AARON

Otherwise, MLB coninues to be a joke.

3:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

MLB doesn't want credibility. They want money.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

That's "Holmes," as in: "Excuse me, Holmes. Could you please tell me how to get back on the expressway?"

3:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Money, credibility.

You say potato, I say pototo.

3:26 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I will never understand how Pete Rose was so thoroughly beaten down, but the dope head crowd seems to not really take much of hit of their actions.

3:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

By the way, if Rose had been betting against his team, I would see it differently.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sorry folks. Park's closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya.

3:30 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

In other related news, Generalissimo Fransisco Franco is still dead

3:34 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Rose didn't admit to betting on his own games...that doesn't mean he didn't do it.

3:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I meant against his own team. He did bet on his own games.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Michael is a smart man.

I realized it was the Steroids Era when I saw heads swell up larger than Phil Fulmer's belly.

Baseball is rife with cheating. It's in its DNA -- the almost tag of the bag, the spitball/greaseball, corking of the bats.

I'm not going to drudge up fake anger or shock because McGwire finally came clean. He admitted it when he wanted to (or when Selig told him he had to as a condition to coach), and he managed to wait after the HoF voting so that must not have been the motive.

Baseball doesn't matter much to me. I'll watch the playoffs, but that's about it. I guess I just don't care what Mark McGwire did or what he says about it now.

3:36 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It is possible, but I have never heard proof, so that leaves him in the category of every other coach.

Can you imagine a coach of Auburn or Alabama betting against their own team. If news came out, do you think they would dare step back on campus? I think not.

My guess is Rose gambled, but not betting against his own team. Even if he would win, I would have lost. It wouldn't make sense.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Quick Question:

On Finebaum, someone called in and asked about Greg McElroy's broken ribs not being reported by Bham News or any of the Tuscaloosa beat writers despite their apparent knowledge of this injury prior to the BCS game

Apparently, beat writers (Cecil Hurt, Gentry Estes) knew of this injury, but did NOT to report it, as it could affect the gameplan used in the Texas vs. Alabama game?

If this is true, what other news stories are not being reported so as not to damage the University of Alabama?

Sorry to post this here, but our hero, Jay G. Tate, has made a point of saying that he is NOT a fan - he is a reporter.

Not reporting a HUGE story like a QB having broken ribs because 'you don't want to influence the outcome of a game' screams of a complete lack of journalistic skills and seems extremely unethical.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

For the hearing impaired; OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT!

3:40 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I wouldn't chastise a reporter for not reporting a player playing with a broke rib. It could cause players on the other team to look to take advantage and really hurt the kid. I wouldn't make to much of that. A story like that is probably not worth the consequences.

3:43 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT

3:45 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

that's funny Norm, I forgot all about that.

3:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

President Ford flew to Paris for a summit conference, and boy, are his arms tired.

3:45 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

New Jersey Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana

3:45 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

"Franco is still dead" is just a little bit ahead of my time.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Greg ...

I'll take a shot at it ... reporters don't write everything they know, otherwise they might know anything ever again.

Reporters knew in 1985 before the UAT game that Bo Jackson had cracked ribs, too. And it wasn't written about.

Plus, today, we have HIPAA.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

if you way pototo, you're wrong. same as if you say potatoe and ruin your political career.




btw, I was the deleter, not deleted.



Comm'r. Post more please. It's nice to "see" you.

3:47 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It would definitely have been reported by an unbiased reporter. It's not like it was a national security issue being hidden for our safety. It is football.

3:47 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That material may be a tad dated.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Norm's Chevy Chase and you're not.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

SteveFC:

The last real MLB Commissioner (Bart Giamatti) had ample evidence he was betting on his own team/games, which is why Rose agreed to a lifetime ban. He agreed to the ban to spare himself the embarrassment from a public vetting of the charges. Only after Giamatti died did Rose start weasling out of the agreement, and soft selling his deeds.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/p_rosea.shtml

3:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Greg: They probably had no way to corroborate that information. That makes it difficult to write.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Thanks, PF. The girl pictured adores me, along with numerous women in the Niagra Falls area.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bart Giamatti was a bully.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Jet - forgot all about how HIPAA could effect reporting on injuries..

While I understand about how access works with respect to the media & the people they cover, this particular story just seemed wrong somehow.

As for McGuire (sorry for the threadjack), I'll just offer:

"When the storm is over, the wind quits blowing"

Looks like McGuire forgot to turn off the wind (shut his mouth)

3:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Niagara, tool.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

too. not tool. I wasn't calling names.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Corroboration.

That's why I come here.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

I liked it when you called him a "tool," PF. It much more fits the mood around here the past few days.

3:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Comm'r, I don't think betting on his own team is as significant than if he bet against his own team, which might imply fixing. I still consider what the dope heads did much worse.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

I consider betting on your own team putting your money where your mouth is ... but that's just me.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

BEST FREE AUBURN SPORTS SITE ON THE NET!!

What site that isn't the HABOTN could possibly say this with a straight face?

3:54 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Some steroid using site would probably do it, PF

3:55 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Jay, if you had been told prior to the iron bowl that Chris Todd had a broken rib, but please do not share it, would you have done it? I mean, an opponent might think a late hit penalty would be worth it in such a case, no matter how dirty that would be.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

it's not even original. Uses 67% of HABOTN in its tagline.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

If you had been told Chris Todd has a weak arm, would you have reported it?

3:57 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Let me put it this way. If Chizik had bet on us to beat Alabama, I wouldn't be upset at all. If Chizik bet on Alabama to beat us, he couldn't be fired quick enough.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Too Comment on a few things from the past few hours.

Mark McGwire: Tell me it ain't so, I never even imagined he was on steroids

Facebook Hottie: is hot

Monica: Likes me more than all of you... facebook says we are close

Pete Rose: Belongs in the hall

the tahd: sucks

3:57 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Being a reporter must be tough at times though. Can you imagine being asked to not report something and then having your boss come to your desk and ask you why your paper was the only one not to report the story? That would be tough.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What if Chizik, played an injured player because he bet on Auburn to beat TN-Nooga by 50, and, as a result, that player suffered further injury that either shortened said player's career (or at least caused him to miss the Iron Bowl)? How would you feel then?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What if Chizik, played an injured player because he bet on Auburn to beat TN-Nooga by 50, and, as a result, that player suffered further injury that either shortened said player's career (or at least caused him to miss the Iron Bowl)? How would you feel then?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Not as bad as the injured player, PF

4:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

extra commas are a gift. as are the double posts. enjoy.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Oh, did we cover?

4:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

hardy har, Jet.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm trying to demonstrate to Steve why Pete Rose was wrong. Hold off on that new thread.

4:05 PM  

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