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2013-02-02 12:24:40 AM  
There is still Peyton Friggin' Manning, when John Fox et al doesn't bench him.
 
2013-02-02 02:37:01 AM  
Armstrong was always a douche, glad he's finally busted. Don't know who those other guys are.
 
2013-02-02 03:23:12 AM  
Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.
 
2013-02-02 04:02:12 AM  
 limleiight for doing good.
 
2013-02-02 05:06:22 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com
Madre de dios, I have to save this thread too?
 
2013-02-02 07:35:42 AM  
What did House and John from Complex Litigation know and when did they know it?
 
2013-02-02 07:48:01 AM  

dudemanbro: Armstrong was always a douche


I had read that he wasn't so bad before the cancer---he was hypercompetitive, but not a sociopath (yet).  He had some pretty serious brain surgery, and that shiat can cause some weird side effects.   It's possible that the messing around inside his skull altered something in his brain, and even he admitted that he became a "bully" after the cancer treatments.

Anyway, I'm not defending his cheating or douchiness towards others, but I do try to bear in mind that his circumstances are basically unique.
 
2013-02-02 08:30:31 AM  
What would be a performance enhancing drug in competitive eating?  Syrup of ipecac?
 
2013-02-02 09:38:14 AM  
People at one time considered people who played sports heroes?
 
2013-02-02 09:41:40 AM  
Comparing more than one person?  Not between...Among.
 
2013-02-02 09:42:15 AM  
two persons, that is. ftfm
 
2013-02-02 09:42:43 AM  

kteela: There is still Peyton Friggin' Manning, when John Fox et al doesn't bench him.


If Ray Lewis is void, so is Pay Pay and Purple Jesus.

/coming back from injury is witchcraft
 
2013-02-02 09:47:39 AM  
Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.
 
2013-02-02 09:52:26 AM  

jake_lex: What would be a performance enhancing drug in competitive eating?  Syrup of ipecac?


Tapeworms
 
2013-02-02 09:53:19 AM  

shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.


And yet people are still pissed that Vick is allowed to play
 
2013-02-02 09:58:35 AM  
To be fair, I submitted this article with the headline "OH NOES THE ATHEETS IZ CHEETING WITH DURGS! THERE ARE NO MORE HEROOS LEFT IN AMURIKA!"

I believe this better reflects the tone of the article.
 
2013-02-02 10:04:00 AM  
Not necessarily.
 
2013-02-02 10:16:53 AM  
do you mean to tell me that Michael Jordan is not considered to be a hero?
he was in a Bugs Bunny cartoon for crissakes!  and sold underwear!  and has a Hitler mustache!
if those traits don't make him a hero, then by gadfrey, nobody is hero!
 
2013-02-02 10:19:23 AM  

Mugato: People at one time considered people who played sports heroes?


Farking A right we did.

metsmerizedonline.com
 
2013-02-02 10:33:00 AM  

shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.


Definitely wasn't about the stabbing thing.  It's about Ray coming back from an injury in two and a half months that usually sidelines people for almost a year.

/not submitter
 
2013-02-02 10:33:16 AM  

shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.


Yeah, by taking a plea deal and then refusing to rat his buddies out under oath. They still haven't convicted anyone for those crimes.

/Nice to know I wasn't the only one who say "Bill Simmons" and thought "Sports Guy?"
//He's probably done some drugs
/And he properly called out Lewis for recovering suspiciously fast from a torn triceps when others with the same injury have missed the entire season
 
2013-02-02 10:41:40 AM  

Russell Wilson: Not necessarily.


Ha! Well played.

/Go Hawks.
 
2013-02-02 10:42:16 AM  
The truth is they are humans, and humans have frailties. The good wooks as noted above really make a difference. Not how far they have cycled, how many home runs, or points scored. How have they used their good fortune to be one of the darlings of America to help their fellow humans should be the bar. The fact that they are human beings and screwed up should be a given. Haven't we all?

Being an idiot or making a mistake is a given.... but being greedy or not helping others, well, it's a dick move. Don't be a dick.
 
2013-02-02 10:42:58 AM  

qsblues: do you mean to tell me that Michael Jordan is not considered to be a hero?
he was in a Bugs Bunny cartoon for crissakes!  and sold underwear!  and has a Hitler mustache!
if those traits don't make him a hero, then by gadfrey, nobody is hero!


Not to mentio that he farked Kylie Ireland while she was working as a stripper in Denver.
 
2013-02-02 11:05:13 AM  

silo123j: The truth is they are humans, and humans have frailties. The good wooks as noted above really make a difference. Not how far they have cycled, how many home runs, or points scored. How have they used their good fortune to be one of the darlings of America to help their fellow humans should be the bar. The fact that they are human beings and screwed up should be a given. Haven't we all?

Being an idiot or making a mistake is a given.... but being greedy or not helping others, well, it's a dick move. Don't be a dick.


One of the guys was involved in a double homicide, the other was one of the biggest a-holes in all of sports, sued people for basically telling the truth, and cheated for probably his entire career, but as long as they donate some time/money it's all ok?  While I will admit that nobody is perfect, those two guys come nowhere close.
 
2013-02-02 11:11:12 AM  
If you think someone who plays sports for a living is 'heroic' and you are over the age of consent, you got some serious issues.
 
2013-02-02 11:20:22 AM  
Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.
 
2013-02-02 11:24:34 AM  

alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.


Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.

Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.


That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.
 
2013-02-02 11:27:13 AM  

digistil: kteela: There is still Peyton Friggin' Manning, when John Fox et al doesn't bench him.

If Ray Lewis is void, so is Pay Pay and Purple Jesus.

/coming back from injury is witchcraft


The difference is that the owner of the damn steroid-distribution company proudly named Ray-Ray as a customer and a user. The same cannot be said for AP and Manning. They might have used a banned substance, but Lewis definitely did. Also, his explanation that the accusations are the "trick of the devil" dont help
 
2013-02-02 11:54:03 AM  
Wrong, there's still this guy:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-02 12:13:41 PM  

runaway06: alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.

Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.
Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.

That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.


Broncos fan. It's not sarcasm.

I miss him. :-(
 
2013-02-02 12:29:05 PM  

Captain Steroid: runaway06: alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.

Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.
Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.

That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.

Broncos fan. It's not sarcasm.

I miss him. :-(



Serious question Captain, would you prefer Tebow over Manning as the Broncos current starting QB?
 
2013-02-02 12:32:09 PM  

shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.


To rephrase Chris Rock's "OJ I Understand" routine:

If he was Ray "the bus driver" Lewis he'd be in prison right now...
 
2013-02-02 12:39:39 PM  
If he was Ray "the bus driver" Lewis he'd be in prison right now...

He'd have made parole by now.
 
2013-02-02 12:49:11 PM  

Lost Thought 00: shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.

And yet people are still pissed that Vick is allowed to play


He killed dogs, not people.  Dogs are more important than people.  DUH!
 
2013-02-02 12:51:35 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Captain Steroid: runaway06: alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.

Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.
Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.

That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.

Broncos fan. It's not sarcasm.

I miss him. :-(


Serious question Captain, would you prefer Tebow over Manning as the Broncos current starting QB?


..........Manning. -_-'
 
2013-02-02 12:59:54 PM  
Armstrong and Lewis are heroes to those who aspire to world class asshole status.
 
2013-02-02 01:56:12 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ow! That was my feelings!: Captain Steroid: runaway06: alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.

Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.
Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.

That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.

Broncos fan. It's not sarcasm.

I miss him. :-(


Serious question Captain, would you prefer Tebow over Manning as the Broncos current starting QB?

..........Manning. -_-'



Ouch, that had to hurt.  +25 internets to you for your honesty.  Hope you understand why the Broncos couldn't keep Tebow around after they signed Manning.  Distraction doesn't come close to describing what that situation would have been like.
 
2013-02-02 01:58:59 PM  
Joe Buck.
 
2013-02-02 02:00:13 PM  

Joosus: Lost Thought 00: shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.

And yet people are still pissed that Vick is allowed to play

He killed dogs, not people.  Dogs are more important than people.  DUH!


IF ONLY THE DOGS WERE ALL ARMED, THIS WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED!!!?!
 
2013-02-02 02:00:19 PM  
I like my sports heroes dirty and doping, thanks.
 
2013-02-02 02:06:00 PM  
Summer 1998. I was 14 years old. I won a Mark McGwire poster at the 4th of July carnival. I hung up the front sport pages after every McGwire HR. I watched number 62 on my little black and white tv in my room. It was glorious.

Fark you, Mark McGwire.

//still think he and the others should be in
 
2013-02-02 02:34:04 PM  

The Downfall: Summer 1998. I was 14 years old. I won a Mark McGwire poster at the 4th of July carnival. I hung up the front sport pages after every McGwire HR. I watched number 62 on my little black and white tv in my room. It was glorious.

Fark you, Mark McGwire.

//still think he and the others should be in


If I had a Hall of Fame vote, I would vote for Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens.

They were the dominant figures in baseball at their time, the same way that Babe Ruth and Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle were in their time.  I wouldn't have a problem with it being put on their plaques that they were suspected of using, or actually caught using, PEDs, but they need to be in.
 
2013-02-02 02:34:18 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Captain Steroid: Ow! That was my feelings!: Captain Steroid: runaway06: alienated: Wayne Gretzky did more for his sport than anyone else on the planet, save the Miracle on Ice.
Jackie Robinson did a great service to the species by doing what he did, as did Jesse Owens.
A kicker form the Vikings, who is rather straight out heterosexual comes out slamming folks hating on having the gays get married.
Shaquille Oneal bought a new police car for the lapd after riots destroyed one, and he gives a lot of time and money for kids of poor folks.
I cant  name every nba, nhl or nfl player here that has done actual good, but it would be a huge post.
I disagree- there are plenty left, they just do not seek the limeight for doing good.

Shaq is the man. He has helped a lot of people out in South Florida. I have been surprised that Kluwe was able to use Deadspin succesfully to become the NFL's gay rights advocate.
Captain Steroid: Two words:

Tim.

Tebow.

That might be sarcastic, but Tebow did a TON of charity while in Gainesville. He was at every charity event in the area for the four years.

Broncos fan. It's not sarcasm.

I miss him. :-(


Serious question Captain, would you prefer Tebow over Manning as the Broncos current starting QB?

..........Manning. -_-'


Ouch, that had to hurt.  +25 internets to you for your honesty.  Hope you understand why the Broncos couldn't keep Tebow around after they signed Manning.  Distraction doesn't come close to describing what that situation would have been like.


I just hope Tebow ends up with a team that will appreciate him in the offseason, like the Dolphins or Jaguars. NO ONE deserves to be traded to the Jets!
 
2013-02-02 02:34:30 PM  
Between Lance Armstrong, Ray Lewis, and Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, there are no heroes left in American sports

i512.photobucket.com

There's a whole big world out there, slobmitter.
 
2013-02-02 02:36:16 PM  

Captain Steroid: I just hope Tebow ends up with a team that will appreciate him in the offseason, like the Dolphins or Jaguars. NO ONE deserves to be traded to the Jets!


www.phmainstreet.com

Watch it, mister.
 
2013-02-02 02:48:09 PM  
If you consider someone who can achieve unbelievable feats with sports equipment a "hero", I am willing to bet that you have misplaced priorities in your life.
 
2013-02-02 03:59:36 PM  

macadamnut: Between Lance Armstrong, Ray Lewis, and Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, there are no heroes left in American sports

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There's a whole big world out there, slobmitter.



Hot damn!  Emirates stewardesses.
 
2013-02-02 04:38:20 PM  

iamskibibitz: shanteyman: Fark you, subby. Ray Lewis paid his debt to society and has done great work in the Baltimore area. If your heroes can't have flaws than maybe you need to revisit what a hero is.

To rephrase Chris Rock's "OJ I Understand" routine:

If he was Ray "the bus driver" Lewis he'd be in prison right now...


It ain't the fame that got him off; it was the prosecutor who came out of retirement for "the big score" without the evidence to support it.
 
2013-02-02 04:43:53 PM  

chrisco123: two persons, that is. ftfm


DIAF, grammar nazi.

/rational hatred.
 
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