It's not rigid backing of Manny, it's backing of FACTS. And every time point out a load of facts? Tumbleweed. No, worse, "well that's your opinion." I point out a boatload of lies? "Well that doesn't explain the coincidences." It's like talking a child into eat broccoli.
Dunce hat? Give one to Red and Aaron.
The Pactoid Strikes Back.
This is not a court of law, it's a forum where discussions and thoughts on situations take place, with or without merit.
The FACT if you like, is that there is a heap of fighters / history with a background of drug use, bans and ducking of tests surrounding the whole entourage - all linked to one another via Roach and his helper Ariza.
Go dig up Robert McCracken and the fighters he trains or is involved with, and there isn't a sniff of allegations or bans in his family tree of fighters.
Yet Roach's gym has been awash with it. James Toney, Chavez junior.
You can say "ah but Chavez was not with Roach" but the reality is he weighed 182lb against Rubio, who was astonished and his strength - and then he sprinted off post-fight because his godfather at the WBC 'forgets' to arrange post fight doping tests for a world title fight.
This isn't singling out Pacquiao, it's a snap shot of the whole family tree - and within that there are numerous suspicious athletes and team members.
My point is, even in amateur sports like track and field, they're juicing left right and centre. In a loosely tested environment where huge sums of money are involved, then this only elevates the need to win at any cost.
Even squeaky clean Shane Mosley was juicing and played ignorant and then we have Margarito who happily wore plaster of paris in gloves too. Margarito wouldn't bat an eyelid at taking stuff in my opinion.
Wladimir Klitschko got caught with steroids in his blood and is a huge specimen of muscle for his height even today.
Many have campaigned for a different approach to testing as it's been proven that even Olympic level testing can be outsmarted - let alone a Piss test, like the Nevada state carry out.
UFC - look at the monsters in that sport. They're riddled with high profile steroid bans every month. They're physiques resemble that of a juiced-up gym rat and not an athlete.
People can stick their head in the sand, but this is a very real problem - and it seems to afflict Stateside fighters more than any other country out there.
So instead of crying about it or sticking your head in the sand because Pacquiao got a name check, recognise what the debate is.