Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Congressional Showdown Between Roger Clemens And Brian McNamee Is Almost Upon Us

Whatever the result of this hearing between Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee turns out to be, I dare you to argue this does not make for great television. The people in the Writer's strike should take a note from this compelling story. This story may be better than an actual MLB game (between the Devil Rays and Royals of course) and has everything a great television show needs, including a twisty, unclear story involving backstabbing, betrayal, distrust, truth, drama, and an unpredictable conclusion. Nothing will draw me away from the television while the Congressional hearing is on.

All the major players have opted out of participating except for Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee. Its a showdown between two opposing stories. Who's lying? Who's telling the truth? Who do you believe? What the Mitchell report revealed, Roger Clemens denied. So as he and Brian McNamee sit together before Congress, let the day of reckoning begin. Time will tell which one prevails...

Literally, time will tell. Obviously, no one will be sentenced to prison today. What will end up happening is both stories will contradict each other after Clemens and McNamee speak their parts. There will be no middle-ground where the stories overlap. Therefore, one of the two stories will be considered to be a lie under oath. As a result, Congress will ask to investigate which story they believe is perjury and this will be another issue that will drag on for months to come.

That's my take on it anyway.

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