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(CNN)   What do you do when the best paid player is baseball admits to using steroids? If you are the University of Miami, you name your ballpark after him   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 40
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2009-02-14 01:13:02 AM  
I've heard people in Miami like drugs.
 
2009-02-14 01:14:48 AM  
DBrandisNC: I've heard people in Miami like drugs.
 
2009-02-14 01:36:32 AM  
The coach for my high school football team made it mandatory for everyone on the team to take steroids. He'd load everyone up, take them to this chiropractor who had it, and everyone would have to be injected. This was a high school team, and we STILL sucked. Coach got caught and got fired, but still.

If people think the good majority of professional athletes aren't on steroids, they're being naive. And remember, A-Rod was one of 104 people that's on that list. My feeling is there are a lot of other star players names on there.

Not saying I think was A-Rod did was right (almost all my friends have taken one form of steroids or another at some point, and I've always been strongly against it) Its just that he's being scape goated for a problem that is much, MUCH more widespread than just him and Bonds.
 
2009-02-14 01:57:16 AM  
Rodriguez did nothing wrong. The only sin he committed was being the best player in baseball. When I was the best player in baseball, everyone tried to tear me down.

It's called jealousy, A-God. Don't let the plebeians bring you down.
 
2009-02-14 02:19:03 AM  
Stupid tag is for subby. They named the park for him because he a few $million to the school.
 
2009-02-14 02:20:34 AM  
organizm

i see that you live in NJ after checking your profile, but where did you go to HS?
my guess would have been Texas, where HS football is religion.
i dont know ONE person that has taken steroids to my knowledge, and i went to a very football-centric school in HS.
im surprised that steroids could be that rampant, and im not naive.

im not calling you a liar, its just ridiculous that a HS football coach would force steroids on 17 year old kids.
what a dick.
 
2009-02-14 02:22:15 AM  
oh, and as for the article...

the school is contractually obligated to name it after A Rod, considering he paid 4 mill to pay for it.
 
2009-02-14 02:43:27 AM  
uofacats2004: the school is contractually obligated to name it after A Rod, considering he paid 4 mill to pay for it.

Well, they could have given the money back.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

But seriously, in 15 years, we're not really gonna care that much about all of this.
 
2009-02-14 02:44:02 AM  
They should call it Orange Field, because, ya know, A Rod's fake tan makes him look orange.

/shamelessly stolen from the radio
 
2009-02-14 02:47:25 AM  
Larry Mahnken: Well, they could have given the money back.

no way theyre giving that money back. in these economic times, we need all the money we can get for renovated baseball stadiums.
 
2009-02-14 02:53:59 AM  
uofacats2004: see that you live in NJ after checking your profile, but where did you go to HS?
my guess would have been Texas, where HS football is religion.
i dont know ONE person that has taken steroids to my knowledge, and i went to a very football-centric school in HS.
im surprised that steroids could be that rampant, and im not naive.

im not calling you a liar, its just ridiculous that a HS football coach would force steroids on 17 year old kids.
what a dick.


I went to Paramus Catholic High School. Not to call out the kids on the team, but I doubt any are gonna read this anyway (and those that had college football careers are now over with).

High School football, especially the Catholic schools, are highly competitive in Northern New Jersey, though I don't know why. We've had a few NFL players come out of here in recent years, Wayne Cherbet, Miles Austin, Louis Castillio, Jamal Anderson, David Gerrard, Anthony Fasano, Greg Olsen, and Chris Simms are a few of the more recent bigger names to come out of my neighborhood just off of the top of my head. And people take this shiat seriously. Sometimes, a little too seriously. I'll try to find a link to the story about it, though to be honest, I don't remember how public it was made outside of the school.

Steroid culture is big here. You go out to a bar or club in Nothern New Jersey, and just about everyone is a juiced up monster. Even the people who don't look huge have taken things like Winnie for a few cycles to try and slim down. Its just kind of accepted here. Almost expected, even if you're into sports or weightlifting. I've been going to the gym since late high school, and have always gotten a lot of slack from my friends for not taking steroids. shiat was easier around here to get than alcohol when we were under 21.

Do a google search on New Jersey guidos. There's a reason here everyone looks like that.

So I guess my point is that to me, at least, its no big surprise to hear that pro athletes are doing it. I thought everyone knew that already.
 
2009-02-14 02:59:43 AM  
organizm: So I guess my point is that to me, at least, its no big surprise to hear that pro athletes are doing it. I thought everyone knew that already.

i dont think its much a surprise to anyone that pro athletes do roids... i just had no idea that it was that big of a deal on the east coast.

when i think of steroids, i think of baseball, bodybuilders, and serena williams. not north jersey.
 
2009-02-14 03:09:50 AM  
uofacats2004: no way theyre giving that money back

Thus the "HAHAHAHAHA"
 
2009-02-14 03:11:47 AM  
Larry Mahnken: Thus the "HAHAHAHAHA"

Thus the "in these economic times, we need all the money we can get for renovated baseball stadiums."

:)
 
2009-02-14 04:13:58 AM  
organizm:

High School football, especially the Catholic schools, are highly competitive in Northern New Jersey, though I don't know why. We've had a few NFL players come out of here in recent years, Wayne Cherbet, Miles Austin, Louis Castillio ...

As a Chargers fan I can attest to Castillo having taken steroids in college.
 
2009-02-14 05:56:24 AM  
DBrandisNC: I've heard people in Miami like drugs.

Over in one.
 
2009-02-14 08:45:01 AM  
I doubt the guys who poured the concrete, ran the back hoe, etc, are going to give up the money they were paid so UM can give the money back. I have to give props to A-Rod for giving the money to a school he didn't acually go to.

Gonna have to think up a saying to use when the Hurricanes come up to Tallahassee this spring. 6 days to the start of college baseball.
 
2009-02-14 09:06:02 AM  
Larry Mahnken: uofacats2004: the school is contractually obligated to name it after A Rod, considering he paid 4 mill to pay for it.

Well, they could have given the money back.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

But seriously, in 15 years, we're not really gonna care that much about all of this.


15 years? more like in 15 days nobody is going to care...
 
2009-02-14 09:31:02 AM  
NCP69: 15 years? more like in 15 days nobody is going to care...

Nah, the NY Daily News and NY Post won't let this story die, because the so-called sportswriters employed by those tabloids are utter douches who can't pass up an opportunity to bash A-Rod, rightly or wrongly. There is absolutely nothing A-Rod can do to get the NY press off his back. He could save kittens from a burning building and the lead paragraph to the story would be:

Rodriguez, who admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs and hit .100 in the '06 playoffs and isn't clutch and doesn't have sleepovers with Saint Derek Jeter, saved some kittens from a building burning in a bid to increase the crisis of overbreeding of stray animals. In short, A-Rod isn't a True Yankee.

/Bruno is an idiot who knows only what he reads in the New York Post.
 
2009-02-14 10:21:30 AM  
ctobio: NCP69: 15 years? more like in 15 days nobody is going to care...

Nah, the NY Daily News and NY Post won't let this story die, because the so-called sportswriters employed by those tabloids are utter douches who can't pass up an opportunity to bash A-Rod, rightly or wrongly. There is absolutely nothing A-Rod can do to get the NY press off his back. He could save kittens from a burning building and the lead paragraph to the story would be:

Rodriguez, who admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs and hit .100 in the '06 playoffs and isn't clutch and doesn't have sleepovers with Saint Derek Jeter, saved some kittens from a building burning in a bid to increase the crisis of overbreeding of stray animals. In short, A-Rod isn't a True Yankee.

/Bruno is an idiot who knows only what he reads in the New York Post.


Add in ESPN to the mix and I'll agree. But do you really think that Hurricane fans in Miami care even now?
 
2009-02-14 10:40:30 AM  
Larry Mahnken: uofacats2004: the school is contractually obligated to name it after A Rod, considering he paid 4 mill to pay for it.

Well, they could have given the money back.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

But seriously, in 15 yearshalf way through the season, we're not really gonna care that much about all of this.


Even in Boston some folks are starting to feel sorry for A-Rod, so this i'll be a distant memory sooner than you think.
 
2009-02-14 10:47:01 AM  
organizm: The coach for my high school football team made it mandatory for everyone on the team to take steroids. He'd load everyone up, take them to this chiropractor who had it, and everyone would have to be injected. This was a high school team, and we STILL sucked. Coach got caught and got fired, but still.

If your coach was caught giving you steriods and fired then could you please tell what HS you went to.
 
2009-02-14 11:37:46 AM  
Ah, Americans glorify their doping sports heros. How is this any different?

/it isn't
 
2009-02-14 12:04:12 PM  
bacccc: Ah, Americans glorify their doping sports heros. How is this any different?

/it isn't


You're like the Bevets of steroids threads, except with less interesting things to add.
 
2009-02-14 12:08:47 PM  
He paid for you douche bags, and anyone would cheat to make that much money. So shut the hell up you self righteous c&*ksuckers!
 
2009-02-14 12:47:49 PM  
blindy the pirate: ctobio: NCP69: 15 years? more like in 15 days nobody is going to care...

Nah, the NY Daily News and NY Post won't let this story die, because the so-called sportswriters employed by those tabloids are utter douches who can't pass up an opportunity to bash A-Rod, rightly or wrongly. There is absolutely nothing A-Rod can do to get the NY press off his back. He could save kittens from a burning building and the lead paragraph to the story would be:

Rodriguez, who admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs and hit .100 in the '06 playoffs and isn't clutch and doesn't have sleepovers with Saint Derek Jeter, saved some kittens from a building burning in a bid to increase the crisis of overbreeding of stray animals. In short, A-Rod isn't a True Yankee.

/Bruno is an idiot who knows only what he reads in the New York Post.

Add in ESPN to the mix and I'll agree. But do you really think that Hurricane fans in Miami care even now?


No, apparently their head coach also wants to be their defensive coordinator from the head coach position. I really hope Notre Dame plays Miami sometime this upcoming season. Randy Shannon calling his own defense versus Charlie Weis calling his own offense.

Point being, they're probably worried about other stuff.
 
2009-02-14 12:48:18 PM  
factOID:
A-ROiD donated 3Mil$ to The "U" a couple weeks ago
 
2009-02-14 01:02:03 PM  
organizm:

I went to Paramus Catholic High School. Not to call out the kids on the team, but I doubt any are gonna read this anyway (and those that had college football careers are now over with).

Dude, you're making a very serious allegation here. You sure you want to go through with this? I'm not sure of the exact time frame when you played, but a quick Google search brings up the name John Whitehead as the head coach from 2004-2007, and I'm sure a little more research could easily produce names for whatever period. I live in Bergen County and my nephews went to Don Bosco Prep, which -- nothing personal -- owns Paramus Catholic in football. Neither of my nephews played football; one played baseball and one played basketball, both were pretty well connected, and I think I would have heard if it were as prevalent as you are saying. There's a very good chance they're leaving me clueless, and there's a somewhat smaller chance they're clueless themselves, but I'm just sayin'. You're basically naming names here, so let's just be extra careful.
 
2009-02-14 01:07:17 PM  
You're right, subby, the U decided to name the park after him only after he was caught using steroids. It was a risky, four-day decision, but we felt it would be a win-win. At this time last week, there was no intention to do this, but after he got busted we all thought 'What the hell, why not?'

Out yourself, you farking subtard.
 
2009-02-14 02:29:58 PM  
Playe with him in highschool. He was an asshole then... He is an asshole now. Some say he was using in highschool...
 
2009-02-14 02:38:12 PM  
blindy the pirate: ctobio: NCP69: 15 years? more like in 15 days nobody is going to care...

Nah, the NY Daily News and NY Post won't let this story die, because the so-called sportswriters employed by those tabloids are utter douches who can't pass up an opportunity to bash A-Rod, rightly or wrongly. There is absolutely nothing A-Rod can do to get the NY press off his back. He could save kittens from a burning building and the lead paragraph to the story would be:

Rodriguez, who admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs and hit .100 in the '06 playoffs and isn't clutch and doesn't have sleepovers with Saint Derek Jeter, saved some kittens from a building burning in a bid to increase the crisis of overbreeding of stray animals. In short, A-Rod isn't a True Yankee.

/Bruno is an idiot who knows only what he reads in the New York Post.

Add in ESPN to the mix and I'll agree. But do you really think that Hurricane fans in Miami care even now?


Them? No. Miami fans arent exactly known as an empathetic crowd. But elsewhere, this story won't die. And even if it does, it will be rearing its head no later than April 24th. You thought the Barroids thing was bad? Wait til it's a Yankee in Fenway.
 
2009-02-14 02:42:06 PM  
Tardmitter: "What do you do when the best paid player is baseball buys a university a new stadium? admits to using steroids If you are the University of Miami, you name your ballpark after him

FTFT
 
2009-02-14 03:02:01 PM  
uofacats2004: when i think of steroids, i think of baseball, bodybuilders, and serena williams. not north jersey

homepage.mac.com

Uhhh... what you think guidos don't care about looking ripped for those classy biatches?

I mean I know it is hard to think that over-emotional, over testosterone douchebags who hope to some day make it to "owning my own body shop" and "getting a tat of barbed wire" and "getting so drunk I puke blood" as life highlights are beyond reproach.
 
2009-02-14 03:14:15 PM  
What do you do when the best paid player is baseball

I would ask him what being baseball feels like.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-02-14 03:33:21 PM  
Super Chronic: Dude, you're making a very serious allegation here. You sure you want to go through with this? I'm not sure of the exact time frame when you played, but a quick Google search brings up the name John Whitehead as the head coach from 2004-2007, and I'm sure a little more research could easily produce names for whatever period. I live in Bergen County and my nephews went to Don Bosco Prep, which -- nothing personal -- owns Paramus Catholic in football. Neither of my nephews played football; one played baseball and one played basketball, both were pretty well connected, and I think I would have heard if it were as prevalent as you are saying. There's a very good chance they're leaving me clueless, and there's a somewhat smaller chance they're clueless themselves, but I'm just sayin'. You're basically naming names here, so let's just be extra careful.

You have no idea when I went to PC, or when this happened. I wasn't on the team, but as far as I remember, this was public knowledge at the time that it happened. I'm not making any allegations, I'm just repeating what happened. This is going back some time now.
 
2009-02-14 04:41:16 PM  
Still waiting for ESPN to rename their station ARODSPN.
 
2009-02-14 07:19:46 PM  
Stupid tag is plain retarded here, as is submitter. Yeah, take his name off the ballpark. Oh yeah, and give the park back to him while you're at it, since he paid for it.farking jackasses.
 
2009-02-15 12:55:12 AM  
Super Chronic: Dude, you're making a very serious allegation here. You sure you want to go through with this? I'm not sure of the exact time frame when you played, but a quick Google search brings up the name John Whitehead as the head coach from 2004-2007, and I'm sure a little more research could easily produce names for whatever period. I live in Bergen County and my nephews went to Don Bosco Prep, which -- nothing personal -- owns Paramus Catholic in football. Neither of my nephews played football; one played baseball and one played basketball, both were pretty well connected, and I think I would have heard if it were as prevalent as you are saying. There's a very good chance they're leaving me clueless, and there's a somewhat smaller chance they're clueless themselves, but I'm just sayin'. You're basically naming names here, so let's just be extra careful.

So, I did some research and dug up on old article on the story. To be fair, the school stated these steroid rumors were part of the reason for his termination, but he was never actually found guilty in a court of law of doing it.

The coach denied the claims, calling it a "conspiracy", but apparently the school felt there was enough evidence to terminate his job, or just the rumor that he was doing it could end up being such bad PR for the school that they should let him go anyway. He fought for his job back in court but lost.

So no, its not entirely fair of me to say the coach DID do this. It is factual, however, to say he was fired for ALLEGEDLY doing this.

From my memory I had thought he was definitively found guilty of doing this, but that is not the case, and he and his players claim he is innocent. It did, however, cause him to loose his job.

Its a bite late, but I hope that clears this all up for those who were interested.
 
2009-02-15 01:42:11 AM  
And apparently the coach got another job right away at a different high school, so they obviously didn't think he did anything wrong.

So I guess in the end the most I can say is that my old high school coach was fired because of RUMORS he was aiding players in getting steroids.

Not of this, however, was ever proven to be true. So in the end, the school was just trying to cover its own ass just in case.
 
2009-02-15 10:03:19 AM  
He's given the U something like $4 million, so it's not surprising they'd name it after him.
 
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