Friday, August 19, 2005

Costas Now And Dock Ellis

HBO's Costas Now continues to be one of the top sports and social commentary shows on tv. The current episodee has a revealing interview with Lance Armstrong and an unbelievably candid interview with Dr. James Shortt, the doc who shot up a few Carolina Panthers with steroids and human growth hormone. Shortt's candor in the face of a grand jury investigation is remarkable.

Perhaps the most interesting portion of the current Costas Now episode is an interview with former Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis. Ellis once through a no-hitter on an acid trip and said of his prior drug use "I did what I could, when I could, while I could." He said he used to "out milligram" his opponents. Ellis has been clean for a quarter century and now guides youths away from drug use.

Costas Now is one of many reasons that HBO is well worth $10 a month.


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