Danica Patrick has created a firestorm -- or at least what counts as a firestorm in Indy racing -- by admitting that she would be willing to take steroids if it would give her an edge in racing.
And yeah, you are starting to get those "think of the children" messages from the teetotalers out there. But this is making me warm up to the broad.
It's not that she is willing to cheat. Though, that's cool. No, it's just refreshing to hear somebody actually be honest about the whole thing. Let's face it, probably every professional athlete is on something. Weed, roids or blow. They are all doing something. Even the dude who won the Indy 500 won't pay his taxes.
So it's not surprising that Patrick would cheat, but that she just comes right out and says it. That kind of honesty is refreshing.
Speaking of cheaters, Rodney Harrison has retired from the NFL. Harrison is one of the few NFL players who admitted to taking HGH. And again, all NFL players are taking stuff. So when Harrison came out and admitted to using (sure he was caught), you have to admire the honesty compared to a guy like Roger Clemens who will never admit it even though he was caught.
Harrison will be debated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he probably should get in. You can't tell the history of the NFL without mentioning Harrison's name. If for no other reason, Harrison should get into the Hall for giving rise to the Kurt Warner Machine.
If Harrison doesn't take out Trent Green in 1999, there is likely no KWM and frankly, the world would be worse. Maybe not if you were a stem-cell, but still, the world wouldn't be as good.
So Rodney, you get into the Hall.