Dem Apples: Bonds and LSU Choke on the Core

Ron Johnson@TLCCaptainSenior Writer INovember 27, 2007

IconAfter a long hiatus, I am back.

And I gotta say, I have to get divorced more often.

Once again, the sports world has been turned upside down, thanks to our usual suspects.

So, back by my own popular demand—it's 'Dem Apples.

Barry Bonds Fools the World

A few months ago, I wrote a column calling Barry Bonds a cheat and a fraud. After that article, a barrage of people decided to insult me and say that I was jealous of Bonds' success.

Almost two weeks ago, the man that everyone backed up was finally caught slipping as a drug test returned a positive result for steroids.

Well, isn't that interesting. The fans in Philly were right. The fans in Denver were right. The fans of the WWE were right.

And dare I say it: I was right.

Bonds juiced his way into the history books, not only screwing baseball fans out of something positive to talk about, but also the man he called his idol: Hank Aaron.

Barry Bonds, you've destroyed the dreams of millions of young boys and girls who had high hopes of one day growing up to be just like you. Like Marion Jones and that goofy-looking biker Floyd Landis, you took our dreams and stomped on them as if they were empty pill bottles.

You desecrated everyone involved with your sham of a career, and most likely cost yourself a trip to the Hall of Fame. So Barry: How do you like 'Dem Apples?

The Tigers Bite Themselves

Earlier this season, LSU lost a heart-breaker to the Kentucky Wildcats in triple overtime. That loss didn't cost them a shot at the national championship—but Arkansas made sure to finish what Kentucky started.

On Saturday, in another triple overtime thriller, Arkansas handed LSU a ticket banning them from this year's BCS title game. Despite all the people who said that the Tigers would win the national title, I stuck to my guns and watched with admiration as Darren McFadden shut Mark May and Lou Holtz up for at least 10 minutes.

After racking up over 200 yards on the ground and throwing a touchdown pass as well, McFadden watched as the Arkansas Razorbacks made Matt Flynn cry his eyes out. If this was indeed Les Miles' final regular-season game as coach of the Tigers, it wasn't the way he wanted to go out.

In any event, I get to say this to LSU once again: You cost yourself a trip to New Orleans and wound up getting stuck by your own cockiness. How do you like 'Dem Apples?

Patriot Act Continues To Be Enforced

http://cachemediasrv.patriots.com/ImgDyn.cfm?s=welker_DSC4738.jpg&c=1&w=525&cs=1I'm going to make this section short and sweet.

Just how good are the New England Patriots? Seriously. AJ Feeley handed the Patriots their first loss when he was a Dolphin a few years back. He would have had a win on Sunday, but the Philadelphia defense only concentrated on containing Moss. 

The way the Pats are playing, someone might want to tell Don Shula to hold off on ordering that champagne.

In all honesty, I'm rooting for New England to have an undefeated season. Not because it would be good to see, but simply because I'm tired of hearing about the damn '72 Dolphins and their "perfect season."

Another Tragic Turn For Pro Football

For those who don't know or haven't heard yet, Redskins Safety Sean Taylor died from a gunshot wound suffered during what police believe to be a botched robbery.

Just when the NFL was finally getting over the shooting death of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, the league now has to deal with another tragedy that hits close to home.

My condolences go out to the family and close friends of Taylor, and I hope that everyone else will extend their sympathies as well.

That's the news. And I am outta here.

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