Surprise! Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi used steriods. Big one there. Of course, Barry says he didn't know, in what is probably a carefully constructed case of probable deniability. Giambi's the one who is gonna be most shook from this. He didn't take roids last season, showed up about 20 pounds lighter, and went on to have an absolutely terrible year. The health effects of steroid use are already catching up with him, and the Yankees might try to get out of his mega-contract. Kids, don't do drugs.
What I've been up to: lots. Basically, I had a presentation on Thursday and what ended up being a 20 page paper due on Friday. So, that took up a lot of time. The presentation was about Japanese History Textbooks, and the controversy around them. Basically, a group of right-wing nuts in Japan got together and made a textbook that kind of ignored Japanese wartime atrocities, and it got approved by the government for use in schools. China and South Korea weren't so pleased. Lesson of the day? Wars just don't go away when they end.
The other one was about Japan's economy, and I don't like discussing the economy too much, so I'm not gonna write any more about it. That's it. It's done.
Panthers won a big one at home against Tampa Bay. Again, the defense getting turnovers was the difference with Pepper's return for a TD. Of course it was nice to get to see a big come from behind victory like I heard about it all last year.
Tonight, the 49ers tried hard, but came up short in 3OT's against #22 ranked Alabama. Missed free throws were the difference, but I have to mention the extremely preferential officiating for Alabama. I mean, I've seen some whoppers in my day, and some of these were really out there. So congrats "Tide", you lucky punks.
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? I'm not. Still waiting. I'm sure it'll kick in once school ends though. Just need to see some more trees and lights. Remember, I missed out last year, so I hope it's good this time around.