Wednesday, June 11, 2008

HIGHER STANDARDS!!

NO SOUP FOR YOU TOMMEKE!!

Ok, I have to admit, I am a Tom Boonen fan. I think he is a great cyclist and yea yea, a little easy on the eyes too ;) However, I am terribly disheartened after reading yesterday that he tested positive for cocaine and also after reading about idiotic behavior like driving under the influence of alcohol. It is really unfortunate that some athletes give into these temptations. Do I still like Boonen?? Yes. Have I lost respect for him as an athlete? Maybe a little. Do I think that he has made and continues to make poor decisions in his personal life? ABSOLUTELY. I don't understand it. To be a role model, to be on top of your game and to seemingly have it all...then to get wrapped up in such behavior is beyond my comprehension. I really hope that he can clean up his act!! "A decision is yet to be taken on whether Belgian Tom Boonen will be allowed to start next month's Tour de France following his positive test for cocaine, manager of his Quick Step cycling team says".

Seriously Tommeke...lay off the crap and get it together! Photobucket

1 comment:

Nick said...

That stinks that Tom was doing drugs, but I think it would have bothered me more if they'd found a performace enhancing drug in his system. It's no excuse, but he's probably feeling a lot of pressure to follow up on his TDF performace last year with more sprint finish stage wins.