Commentary: Sometimes news is both weird and good

More proof the world is ending in 2012:

It’s late August. The Reds are still in contention for the postseason. The Bengals are contenders in the AFC North. And the Browns are showing some upside. How often does that happen in the same year? It is certainly good news for Ohio sports fans, who have waited since 1990 for their next World Series title and, well, even longer for their first Super Bowl championship. Could this be the year for both the Reds and the Bengals (if we made it to 2013, of course)?

A MLB player finally admitted to using PEDs and not blaming it on his wife, flaxseed oil or renegade vitamin B-12 shots. Said the Giants’ Melky Cabrera: “My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used. I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life.”

But there is still this: An associate of Cabrera bought three websites that sell health products, created an ad for a fake product and sold that fake product to MLB investigators, who traveled to the Dominican Republic to purchase the it. They soon realized the whole thing was an elaborate scam. But hey, at least Cabrera didn’t blame his positive test on a bad steak and fessed up, which is a rarity these days.

And finally, Danica Patrick was leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Sunday. She finished 27th. During the race an unidentified spectator threw a shoe onto the road course. Patrick ran over the shoe and it kicked around under her car. Soon after Patrick reported handling problems.

In reality, the shoe might have done some damage but chances are something was wrong with her car well before she ran over it. Still, this time it might not have actually been her fault.

And I feel fine.

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