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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hannah Montana On Steroids

Wait a minute, I think I got those headlines mixed up. The airwaves and blogwaves around Houston have been buzzing today with the news that Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte were named among others on the infamous Mitchell Report.

I was listening to Mike & Mike on ESPN this morning around 8:30am when Greeny read the breaking news bulletin about Clemens. I was not surprised in the least that he was accused of taking 'roids and HGH. The man is 45 years old. He is large. He still brings heat that rivals pitchers 20 years his junior.

Look at him in old ESPN SportCenter spots from his Blue Jay days. He's thinner than I am. He's just as plump as Barry Bonds now.

Guilty? Who knows. But he immediately went out and hired superlawyer Rusty Hardin, who got some nice facetime on this evening's national newscasts. (I still associate him with Anna Nicole Smith's hilarious line to him while she was on the witrness stand..."Screw you, Rusty!).

It is a very sad day for baseball but sadder for R*cket fans, Astros fans and UT fans. Clemens has always been a major supporter and vocal proponent of the Longhorns. He's not alone in this scandal but he's the biggest story today and that was by design from the Mitchell people to make an impact.

Guilty or not his name will now be synonymous with this report and the MLB steroid era. Maybe this will finally clean the game up. (and I don't plan to get rid of my R*cket autographed paraphernalia just yet).

Even bigger local news today (at least to parents and young girls) is that the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced a random drawing opportunity for the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert during the 2008 Rodeo. Lots of rules but beginning this Monday anyone can register ONE TIME ONLY (duplicate entries will be discarded) to win the right to buy 4 tickets to the event. Kind of a mini-PSL thing.

Check out these rules:

• Enter Monday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m., through Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, midnight
• Internet only:
• One entry per e-mail address
• No more than four entries per household
• Duplicate entries will be discarded
• Drawing held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008
• Winners notified via e-mail Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, by 3 p.m.
• Non-winners will NOT be notified
• Notification e-mail will provide winners with instruction on how to purchase tickets
• Tickets start at $16, plus handling and service charge
• Winners must purchase four tickets between 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, and 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, on
• To purchase tickets, in the event that you are a winner, you must have an account with If you have an existing account, use the e-mail address and password associated with that account. If you do not have an account, to expedite your purchase, we strongly recommend that you create an account prior to 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
• Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served, best-available basis, and are not guaranteed to be four tickets together
• Once all seats are sold, a limited number of Standing-Room-Only tickets will be sold
• Season and Mini-Season tickets still are available at 832.667.1080
• Odds of winning are dependent on number of entries
• For an online listing of these rules and regulations, visit
• This is the only opportunity to purchase individual tickets for the Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus performance that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Ticketmaster will offer.

Good luck and I'll see you on eBay if you get them.

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