It is fitting that the end of 2007 saw the Mitchell Report bring on a firestorm of roided up players. This has been a really bad sports year all the way around ... and may be known as the Year Or The Roid. Look at the bad crap that happened this year:
*Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's record and everyone felt dirty by it.
*Barry Bonds gets indicted by the Feds for lying to 'em.
*Super Bowl XLI was played in a soggy Dolphins Stadium ... most likely the worst conditions ever in a Super Bowl.
*The NBA Finals? A 4-game sweep.
*The World Series? A 4-game sweep.
*The BCS Championship game? Florida blew out Ohio State
*The Final Four? Florida soundly beat Ohio State.
*With all the doping in the Tour de France, did anyone actually finish the race?
*Sean Taylor was murdered.
*The only big NFL story (that could be considered good) is the New England Patriots quest for perfection. Yet, they are stained by SpyGate, fair or not.
*Michael Vick's life explodes when he pleads guilty to dog fighting. Not only did it ruing the career of one of the NFL's most marketable stars, the details of the case were troubling and gruesome ... and opened up a can or worms for this underground culture that involves athletes.
*The New York Knicks suck on the court ... and in the court.
*NBA official Tim Donaghy is charged with betting on ... and possibly fixing ... NBA games.
*Wrestler Chris Benoit kills his family ... then himself.
*NCAA Football has about 8 teams that may deserve a shot at a national championship ... but only two will get a chance to prove it. And one isn't the only undefeated team out there (Hawaii)
*Marion Jones must give back medals after her doping surfaced.
*The NFL's much hyped trip to London was a dud.
*The Don Imus v Rutgers women's hoops team deal.