The Rocket and The Boz bulletproof and paying the price


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:25 pm
By: News 9


Originally Published: Aug 24, 2010 5:13 PM CDT

Good Monday to you. We continue our new feature blog, &ldquo;Monday Morning Quarterback&rdquo; with a comparison we threw out to open our Statewide Oklahoma Sports Blitz. It hit me while watching the rock-solid Sunday morning ESPN program, Sports Reporters.&#160;Bob Ryan, as good a journalist as we&rsquo;ve seen in this business, was asked his thoughts on the indictment against Roger Clemens for lying to people to whom you can&rsquo;t lie. Per the norm, I &#160;wholeheartedly agreed with his position and wrote the following 30-second &ldquo;TAKE&rdquo; (that&rsquo;s how it&rsquo;s billed on our program) that John and I come up with each week to kick off the show. &#160;Two kids grow up in Texas, three years apart. Go to powerful rivals, become All-American superstars, controversial folk heroes with legions of fans &#160;who lead their teams to national championship--Hall of Fame credentials. Then the killer common denominator: &#160;Steroids. And neither goes quietly into the night. &#160;Hall of Fame sportswriter Ryan and &#160;Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer see it the same way: Roger Clemens and Brian Bosworth are successful and good role models to many. But &ldquo;The Rocket&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Boz&rdquo; are not. It was &ldquo;The Rocket&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Boz&rdquo; unwisely fell into the trap in thinking they were bulletproof. And it cost them. Clemens with lying and Bosworth being snubbed by the recent College Football Hall of Fame voting.&#160;Brian Bosworth will probably end up getting a call from the Hall. The Rocket will get one call a weekfrom inside the pokey. &#160;DB <br/>