Posts Tagged Supplements

Journalists Are The New Black


It is often stated that charcoal is the darkest substance known to man. This neglects new man-made materials, like carbon nanotubes, which can absorb more than 99% of all visible light. However, there is a new contender. Something even less reflective: the modern journalist. I find it more than a little disconcerting that representatives across […]

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Judge Jury & Executioner


It is commonplace for many in the media to uncritically accept the AFL’s assumed role of ‘judge, jury and executioner’ in regards to the Essendon supplement program from 2012. Most have even implemented the exact phrasing. It is frightening see it publicly acknowledged, yet not condemned. ‘You can’t fight city hall.’ ‘It’s just the way […]

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The Least Severe Sanctions in AFL History


In late August, the Essendon Football Club were thought to have been dealt the most severe sanctions in AFL history: 12 month suspension to James Hird 6 months suspension to Danny Corcoran $30,000 fine to Mark Thompson Elimination from the 2013 finals series No draft picks for 2 years $2 million fine to the Essendon […]

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The AFL’s Corruption Case


Essendon’s 2012 supplements program has once again reared it’s ugly head. However, this time it is more definitive. Mystery still surrounds the details, but if nothing else, the public now has a clear indication of to whom they should be listening. The late, great Christopher Hitchens once spoke of the concept of “radical evil”: “The […]

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Disrepute


‘The AFL Commission can say, “the balance of probability, we believe, we have a gut feel, we think, that this is quite strongly possible” and they can throw whatever penalty they want at Essendon. So their burden of proof is a lot less than an infraction notice from ASADA.’ – Jon Ralph The above comment […]

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