Monday, February 13, 2012

Les Guignols Strike Again! (Updated #3: State of Crisis)

Today's Les Guignols episode takes a shot at Alberto Contador. In the skit Contador complains about Les Guignols and then bikes from Madrid to Paris in a matter of seconds. The episode also looks at EPO labelling as it relates to Jeannie Longo's husband (and Spain, of course). Starts at 2:44:



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Update #1: Adding to Spain's deft handling of this whole affair, FC Sevilla felt the need to respond to the puppet sketches with a novelty jersey. (English coverage)

Update #2: When interviewed today about the Les Guignols skits, Rafael Nadal says that "it is impossible to cheat" and that he has had "three or four drug tests" this year. He also states that his whereabouts time currently is the 8am-9am window. Impossible to cheat? I guess Nadal never listened to the WADA when they said most cheats don't get caught. Whoops.

Update #3: Spain has 20% unemployment, but Nadal will be meeting with the Prime Minister and King to discuss Les Guignols. Go figure.

5 comments:

  1. So the testing is so great that it is impossible to cheat? That is rich coming from Nadal, who has complained incessantly about "intrusive" drug testing and even skipped out on a test, but is now hiding behind the quality of the testing to claim he is clean.

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    1. Saying that it's impossible to cheat makes him even MORE suspicious, IMO. No clean athlete would ever say that.

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    2. What he really means is that it is impossible to get caught. Lost in translation.

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  2. Nadal is trying to claim the testing makes it impossible to cheat...yet he would do away with testing altogether if left up to him, which, by following his logic, would then make it possible to cheat....so we can only assume he would prefer a game in which cheating is possible...he's on thin ice right now and his pretzel-logic is increasing the scrutiny on him....can anyone imagine how screwed he'd be if he were ever interrogated?....or fuck the interrogators...if a damn "journalist" simply asked him why he would prefer a sport that would never catch his cheating opponents....

    Q: Rafa, do you consider doping to be cheating?
    A: yes

    Q: Rafa, do you feel drug testing makes it impossible to dope/cheat?
    A: yes

    Q: Rafa, would you prefer drug testing be eliminated?
    A: yes

    Q: Rafa, aren't you afraid that your competition would dope and cheat if drug testing were eliminated?
    A: umm....no

    Q: Rafa, didn't you just say that you believe testing keeps people from doping?
    A: yes

    Q: Rafa, then why would you not fear that your competition would rampantly dope without testing...if you believe the testing makes it impossible to cheat?
    A: ummm.......ummmm......Uncle Toni!!.....UNCLE TONI!!!!!!....ummmm....Uncle Toni is not here so may I please call my lawyer now?

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  3. Q: Rafa, would you dope if drug testing were eliminated?
    A: no

    Q: Rafa, have you ever doped?
    A: no

    Q: Rafa, if you've never doped or been caught how do you know it's "impossible"
    A: hmmm....I just assume, no?

    Q: Rafa, do you expect anyone outside of Spain to believe your bullshit?
    A: yes

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