Nadal vs. Querrey in U.S. Open final.
The “bite” of the punishment is that she is not allowed to do her job for 15 months. That’s it.
Not sure I follow why covering a popular and successful player’s doping saga is a “witch hunt.” Here is a post with a kicker noting that her sentence was “excessive.” Here is a post that argues she should not be viewed as a “vile cheater.” Here is a post arguing that the French authorities did wrong by not letting her…
^ Lactose intolerance, I guess
Yeah, leaving it up to the discretion of the local authorities seems pretty not-ideal
My point is that after the sentence ended she should more or less have been treated as what she was: someone who won the French Open in 2012 and 2014. A ban doesn’t negate those achievements. Even if you want to tamp it down a bit due to the nature of her absence, that still averages out to an invitation to qualify,…
Interesting takeaway from this blog post
Mostly talking about the French Open situation here. Personally I think she should be given a chance to qualify at the U.S. Open.
Much better than his previous appearance on this blog: http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/canada-loses-davis-cup-tie-to-great-britain-after-playe-1792022737
Definitely agree that we should not fear all bacteria, and I think the the coolest and most important frontiers in science is this slowly developing understanding of our own microbiome. (Fecal transplants are fascinating, antibiotics are wildly overprescribed, etc.) However I also think the people running this study…
This episode was unbelievable.
I am genuinely interested in this question.
It was one of the easiest roads to a final I’ve ever seen. He kind of teetered through the rest of the year, though he did play well at the ATP Finals, losing only to Murray.
I had to watch it a few times before realizing it didn’t bounce.
Yeah, for all these reasons, and the fact that it pits individual athletes against one another—you just have to convince one, maybe two people to get onboard—it’s extremely susceptible to fixing.
John McEnroe as John Munch.