serendipitous reflections

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Marion Jones

Jeni is not a big sports fan. She loves her Tennessee football, and Peyton Manning and the Colts, and she'll watch the Lady Vols in the Final Four, but for the most part that's where it sits for her. But then there's the Olympics, and that's another story -- clear off the DVR because we're recording every minute of the Olympics, the majesty, the glory, the stories. So for Marion Jones, America's darling from 2000, to admit to steroid use leading up to her five gold medals, well, Jeni is heartbroken. This is sad, and I'm sad for Marion Jones ... I do feel for her, but she did this to the country, not her fans. She represented the USA. It's different than Barry Bonds, who represents San Francisco, and maybe Major League Baseball, but with Marion Jones it was national pride. And that's what makes it so hard. She was a role model for little girls everywhere, and it just breaks Jeni's heart. Just a sad day for Olympic sports. (At least in the Winter Games you know the snow boarders are just getting high...)



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