You just know that Wizard of Odds waited until I was stuck on a plane for four straight days to drop this post in the queue. As the perfect evidence of the difference between “blogging” and “journalism,” The Wiz dredges up the photos and subject matter of a post from last summer by There’s Your Karma, juxtaposing high school photos of USC linebacker and BoiFromTroy favorite Brian Cushing with later pics whilst he was recovering from shoulder surgery. Asking, “what happened to Brian Cushing?” both blogs suggest that the Trojan from New Jersey is as juiced up as the Governor of California was about the time Cushing was born.
The Boi continues, pointing to surgery and weight gain as reasons for the spring 2006 pic of Cushing:
So what happened to Brian Cushing? Well, he had shoulder surgery last year, which probably kept him from going to the gym. When you don’t work out, you get fat.
What happened to Brian Cushing? Well, he was moved from runningback in High School to linebacker at USC his freshman year to Defensive lineman, putting on 35 pounds along the way. Put on 35 pounds in one year, and some of it is fat.
It is great that someone defends Cushing. Both sides to every story should be presented. However, in his defense, the blog posts another photo of Cushing that continues to show gynecomastia.
Compare the Cushing chest with the other player on the right. You can clearly see breast tissue on Cushing. That tissue can be the result of the estrogenic effects of anabolic steroids. And that is the definition of the gynecomastia that plagues users of anabolic/androgenic steroids.