THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT DRUGS
A cranky opinion for
Cranky Opinion Saturday
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man.Opposing positions are
welcome (wrong, but welcome) but please, no name calling.And that means you…you big stupid-head
HGH and Steroids?...Ya Think?
enhancement drugs are at the top of the sports pages these days.Many premier athletes such as Alex Rodriguez
are being accused of cheating by taking steroids and or human growth
hormone.What should be done about this
amount of money and fame involved I doubt that we will ever eliminate use of
these drugs in professional competition.Leagues can test, and they can impose penalties, but there are ways to
fool the tests, and there are new drugs every year that do not show in testing.
What is the
question is what really is the problem?
can have long term negative health effects, so that is bad and they give an
unfair advantage over competitors who do not use these dangerous drugs, so
let’s agree there is a problem.
I think the
solution is to develop drugs that do not put an athlete’s health in danger, then
everyone could take the drugs and no one would have an advantage.Athletes take ibuprofen daily for pain, is
that not a performance drug?Old men
take Cialis or Viagra for performance enhancement, should they be suspended
from the bedroom?There is nothing wrong
with drugs to improve performance; they just need to be safe and available to
all athletes (or old men.)
So come on
drug companies, develop some safe stuff to make athletes bigger, faster,
stronger, and able to recover quickly from injuries.Then we will just have to push back the
fences in baseball, and raise the hoop in basketball.
meantime I suggest some new tests for currently illegal drugs.Based on my observance of athletes who have
been banned for the use of these drugs, players should be deemed guilty of
using performance enhancing drugs if they suddenly develop a severe case of
acne.If a competitor’s head increases ½
a hat size, he needs to be suspended. Never mind a urine test, if his pecker is shrinkin the athlete is stinkin.When the nicest guy in the league suddenly starts spitting on the fans
in right field, do not let him swing a bat.
Young Barry Bonds- Little head
Old Barry Bonds - Big Head
That is it;
Cranky’s answer to performance enhancement drugs in sports:
discourage their use, test for their usage, fine and suspend the users.
develop and make legal safe drugs.
back and enjoy as Derek Jeter hits a 600 foot home run!
The preceding was the opinion of a
cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.