I just watched the TV program.
I thought it was really well done and would like everyone's impressions.
Even though I thought I had knew everything from the ProPublica piece the TV part has an emotional pull and a few facts not on ProPublica.
Stuff not on ProPublica:
Stuart Eagon, the former Wisco runner, tells a story how in high school he heard Alberto ask Galen "have you taken your prednisone?" That brought it full circle for me personally as I had heard Rupp used prednisone way back when he was in high school and I wonder if that allegation originally came from Eagon who knew some runners my brother coached at Cornell. Prednisone could be used out of competition for asthma I assume would be a permiissible explanation for this.
The emotional pull of seeing people on TV does not come across in the Pro Publica piece.
Kara Goucher says of the allegation Galen Rupp took testosterone in high school: "I think it's going to break his mom's heart. There is no reason to be on that..."
Adam then says, "That's almost child abuse..."
My take overall is still the same, it is time for Nike to do a major investigation of Alberto and itself. There is now multiple athletes saying Alberto Salazar wanted them to break anti-doping rules, and there are two separate instances of allegations the Nike lab was aware of or advocated testosterone injections. The ball is now in Nike's court.
Do they care about fair sport? If so they will do an investigation and try and find the truth. If not they will continue as is. If they stonewall I think it is time for people to stop purchasing their products. That is what all businesses listen to but we'll see where this goes.
If there is nothing to hide do a full investigation and show that.
I'd be fine with Craig Masback a Nike employee leading the investigation. I trust Craig.
And if a 16 year old Galen Rupp was doped, I agree with Adam.
A few things aren't on the TV program - the book of pills allegedly sent to Steve Magness isn't in there.
One more thought, assuming they are telling the truth, a big thumbs up for Magness and Goucher talking under their names on the record. I hope others who have remained anonymous will now come forward with their names. Stand for fair sport.