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Old 02-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hank Steinbrenner says football has bigger steroid problem than baseball

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hank Steinbrenner insists baseball is being picked on for its trouble with performance-enhancing drugs, and claims the problem is bigger in football.

"I don't like baseball being singled out," the New York Yankees senior vice president said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday night.

"Everybody that knows sports knows football is tailor-made for performance-enhancing drugs. I don't know how they managed to skate by. It irritates me. Don't tell me it's not more prevalent. The number in football is at least twice as many. Look at the speed and size of those players."

Answered NFL spokesman Greg Aiello: "We've had year-round random testing with immediate suspensions since 1990 and we conduct approximately 12,000 steroids tests a year."

"A lot of baseball people thought that baseball would be the last sport that it would be a problem in and probably just ignored it too long," Steinbrenner said. "But the fact is it's been in football a long time and it's been in basketball, I'm sure. Why baseball is being singled out, I don't know. I don't know. I know all the excuses -- `Well, it's America's game and it's the statistics.'

"That's not an excuse. If a sport is riddled with it, it's riddled with it. Why aren't they looking at the NFL?" he said.

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Valid points or is he simply trying to deflect attention away from Pettite’s problems?
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Who the hell is Hank Steinbrenner and why the hell would I care about what he has to say!!
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Answered NFL spokesman Greg Aiello: "We've had year-round random testing with immediate suspensions since 1990 and we conduct approximately 12,000 steroids tests a year.
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Wow this guys has some brass ones. 20% of the of the Torre era Yankees were named in the Mitchell Report. He's trying to deflect attention. BTW what does the NFL have anything to do with this situation. Just like his pappy I guess.
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He is just trying to deflect attention away from Pettite. Nobody in MLB has any room to criticize the NFL in terms of steroids, HGH, etc. when MLB basically ignored the issue for 20 years before even recognizing they may have a problem with performance enhancing drugs.
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Who the hell is Hank Steinbrenner and why the hell would I care about what he has to say!!
Exactly. This douche has been on the job, what, a couple months, and he's already annoying and whining.
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This is why King George's daughter's divorce was so bad for the Yankees. His ex-son-in-law was a good baseball guy. Hank isn't.
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Hear what he said now about "Redsox Nation"?
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"Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of [expletive] that is," he said in an interview with The New York Times' Play magazine. "That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans.

"Go anywhere in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order."
This guy is off his rocker... I get the feeling he's just trying to make himself known.
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That is pretty funny considering ESPN has more than its share of Yankees homers.
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At least Little Steinbrenner is going to make the rivalry entertaining for years to come. The dude has some gumption.
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