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Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:09 PM

Can't we all just assume that professional sports is rife with drugs, and just be done with it?

Just put disclaimers on the programs and stop honoring these guys with Hall of Fame stuff.

Cut out all the senate hearings..

Arrest them when possible, and just move on already.

They are GROWN UPS who just want to cheat. Let the players police each other..

Put disclaimers out & let them ruin their health if they choose to.

If people want to go watch drug addicts play games & rake in bazillions of dollars, that's their prerogative.



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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:11 PM

1. Yup. Can't stand sports anymore, I was a big fan when I was young

 

but now I know it is just a bunch of thugs and cheats taking steroids and crap. All sports records are frauds after about 1990 or so, or maybe even earlier.

So fuck team sports. (Tennis and Golf are the only ones I will watch occasionally nowadays)

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:28 PM

5. Tennis players and golfers are also on PED's

Don't kid yourself.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:32 PM

11. I remember in the 90s baseball

and people wondering if it was the bat, the ball or the size of the parks... just like in tennis it was the harder courts and the new rackets... in golf it was the new generation of clubs and balls. Every fan base is good at lying to themselves because for some reason people aren't willing to accept the perfectly obvious.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:39 PM

13. The worst are people who celebrate when a guy they don't like gets caught....

....and won't believe any BS story the guy can come up with, but if it's their guy....."We shall never speak of this again....."

There's a pretty prominent guy who tested postive (won't name names to avoid a sports flamewar) and he basically said it wasn't supposed to come out, but the test must have been wrong and he would "get to the bottom of it", which he never did of course and the media and fans bought right into his story. Now people are whispering he's on them again and he's outraged about it.

You either think it's a problem, or it's not. If it's not, don't celebrate when the other guy gets caught, and if you think it is, curse the idiot on your team when he does.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:39 PM

14. All you have to do is to look at old black & white photos

of the former athletes..pick a sport.. Humans do not evolve that fast...into behemoths with huge arms, legs & heads..

I know that nutrition has an effect, as does weightlifting , but not all that many years ago sports players looked fairly "normal".

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:21 PM

2. Hell, I've assumed that for years

Professional sports is just another way to take money out of the pockets of a lot of people who need it and give it to a small number of people who don't.

With that much money at stake, stuff like this was bound to happen.

If we're lucky, people will finally get fed up and a few teams will go out of business and the whole thing may revert to what it ought to be - adults playing a children's game.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:24 PM

3. it's why I don't watch any sports

it's all cheating and bullshit

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:25 PM

4. let them do all the drugs they want

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. Sure.And who really cares? I can't think of anything less important.

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:03 PM

7. what about the athletes that don't want to pollute themselves?

 

IMO they are owed these investigations

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:09 PM

8. Nothing is perfect, but I am sick of wasting senate time "investigating" these creeps..

Out them, fire them and move on..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:30 PM

10. I agree with you there so long as MLB is willing to address it

 

And this time around that seems to be the case

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:29 PM

9. Just one more boring turn of the tide in the always losing war on drugs

People seem to want the illusion their sport is pure but there is little evidence they actually care that it is. You really had to be living in a glass bubble the past 30 years to think performance enhancing drugs weren't being taken. Yet attendance and rating in these sports are doing great. The athletes pay lip service to being clean, but they don't seem to be pressing their unions to make sure they are clean. If they don't care, why should I?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:37 PM

12. I think it's stupid to not let them do it.

 

It's merely entertainment like going to watch a play, see a movie or attend a concert. No one is going to be pissed at Keith Richards for enhancing his performance by smoking a joint before he goes on. All PEDs do is let you recover from injury faster, they do not make you better. If I took a bunch of steroids I would not be able to play Major League Baseball. You still have to be able to hit and field. And seriously, if I was paying a guy $25 million I would want him on the field as often as possible and recovering from injuries as fast as possible. I want him to be able to play at his best and so would the fans. It's all much ado about nothing. There is no more sanctity to sports then there is to Black Sabbath. In fact, I think there's more sanctity to Black Sabbath

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:44 PM

15. My problem is with the trickle down

Just say oh well and turn a blind eye and it becomes a requirement to compete.

How many years until parents doping little league kids becomes a problem?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 04:16 PM

16. I think we should just use Futurama's idea and make steroids mandatory.

Come on, I want to see Albert Pujols hit two hundred home runs a season! I want to see RJ Dickey throw a 190 MPH knuckleball! If we really want to see change let's get serious!

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