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Professional athletes and drugs

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by zzoom, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. zzoom

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    What are your thoughts on professional athletes using performance enhancing drugs? I believe there should be a "zero tolerance" policy. Test positive and done. No suspension, no second chance. What say the rest of you?
     
  2. CharlieAMA

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    Babe Ruth lived on beer and hotdogs, Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle lived on magaritas and so forth. Hell, they don't need the dope. Send them packing.
     
  3. avery53

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    Send 'em packing!
     
  4. Bisi

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    Interesting question. How about shooters who have had lasik surgery performed on their eyes? Heck what about even eyeglasses? Aren't those performance enhancing surgery or equipment? Wonder how many trapshooters use performance enhancing drugs in the bedrom (viagra)?

    It's a tough question. Especially for baseball since so much of the appeal of the game is tied to the past and tradtion. Today you can't compare the ballplayers who are using PEDs to the Babe, Williams, Aaron, Mays, Musial, etal.
     
  5. bigdogtx

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    why not Bisi?????
     
  6. timberfaller

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    Send them packing, tried of the rich and infamous getting off scott free.

    Drugs and Natural ability's don't belong on the same field or hall of fame!
     
  7. slayer

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    It looks like Detroit is going to lose their all star shortstop for the rest of the season [Peralta].Announcement should come today. But Mr Ilich opens the checkbook once again. Welcome to Detroit Mr. Iglesias! Bill
     
  8. SirMissalott

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    The only way to control deviant behavior as it relates to entertainers ( and I know this will never happen ) is to don't support them. How many times do we have to be pissed on by pro athletes or hollywierd types and yet we still support them. They don't give two hoots about you your kids or anybody else but themselves. And when there finally is someone our kids can look up to ( Tim Teabow for one ) the left wing socialist/atheist media blasts them. DON"T FEED THE ENEMY!!! Just my $.02
     
  9. burtona

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    I don't see why I should care one way or another. It affects me not one iota.
    There are lots more important things to worry about than if some pro athlete uses drugs.
    Dave
     
  10. The Stive

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    Send them packing. Ban them from playing. John
     
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    Bisi: A real stretch.

    Burtona: You probably don't vote either.

    Sir M: You nailed it!
     
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    When you are getting paid that much money to perform your best people will do anything to earn those millions.. I'm sorry but even with super strict testing people will still find ways to beat it especially when millions of dollars are at stake. - Paul
     
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    Send them packing better yet lock them up like they would to a common person
     
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    Let that ATA's EC hand out the punishment. That ought to clear up the problem.
     
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    Whatn aboputn vitamins? Do they fall into the "drug" category? If not, why not?

    The problem is trying to keep ahead opf the chemists who are always working to develop something new. Then you have the issue of proving that it actually enhances performance.

    Some of these "drugs" have been used to shortem recovery time from injuries. Why should these be outlawed?

    The steroids have a harmfull effect on the athletes long term. Is this baseballs way of protecting them from themselves? I(f so, it that their role?

    More questions than answers, I'm afraid.
     
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    "Burtona: You probably don't vote either.

    Yes, I always vote. Have voted mostly Republican since the early 60's.
    But I'll probably be voting Libertarian from now on.
    But what does how or if I vote have anything to do with what some pro ball player does with any drugs?
     
  17. Stl Flyn

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    Click. It's all about the money!

    PED's equals millions of dollars. It's that simple. In some cases 100's of millions, of dollars.
     
  18. W.P.T.

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    The kids are getting the OJ syndrome, think they are about the laws and rules are for anyone but them ... Most of them would not need it but they get it in their mind and they are off and running ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    If it isn't performance enhancement drugs it's murder or some other type of felony or recently Riley Cooper of the Eagles. What a punk! Play the game, try to behave and collect your millions and.... keep your piehole shut!

    blade819
     
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    But the sorry a$$ed media attacks Tebow for being a Christian

    And people wonder why the country is going down in flames