Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while trying to get over my accent envy toward the Jamaicans. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt are both right. Carl Lewis, the former Houston Cougar and American track legend, is skeptical that Jamaica, a country with the same population as Kansas, is producing reams of the world's best sprinters on the up and up. He is skeptical that Usain Bolt's 100-meter dash time dropped by three-tenths of a second in one year without some pharmaceutical help. He is skeptical of the sport of sprinting in general. (It seems relevant, here, that Lewis lost to Canadian Ben Johnson, who was born in Jamaica, in the 1988 Olympics, only to see Johnson stripped of his medal after a positive steroids test). "No one is accusing anyone," Lewis told the London's Daily Telegraph. "But don't live by a different rule and expect the same kind of respect. They Jamaican track officials say, 'Oh, we've been great for the spo...
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