December 14th, 2007, 08:55 AM #1
My Solution For Steroids
Been thinking about this awhile now....
Best way to end the problems of Steroids in sports is to fully and openly allow them. Thats right let the players who choose to use go nuts. The caveat though is there will be a full disclosure policy and the public/press/media will have full access to the players who and will be fully aware of which players are taking them. All stats from that players career will come with an asterisk.
Let that disclosure serve as a deterrent as opposed to some phony fine and risk of suspension that does nothing but make a player on roids does his best to use a masking agent and avoid being caught. The argument that "some players will be pressured to take them to catch up with those on steroids" will be a moot point.
And the players who are on them will be met with a huge stigma attached to all of their stats and the players not on them will be heralded and most likely more sought after. Let public stigma and alienation serve as a deterrent.
With the many health/risks issues involved with those taking steroids; wouldnt a team be willing to pay a guy a little more knowing he is clean? Wouldn't the PR benefits of a team with "clean" players equalize the risk of fielding a team filled with Steroid freaks?
Last edited by Hipcheck; December 14th, 2007 at 08:59 AM.
December 14th, 2007, 09:12 AM #2
I can't wait... the all Steroids Olympics... just like the old SNL bit.
December 14th, 2007, 09:27 AM #3
I totally would love to see that....if some muscle bound steroid popping palooka really wants to test the limits of the human body and what it can achieve enhanced by chemicals why not?
Originally Posted by TONGA
December 14th, 2007, 11:13 AM #4
You mean something like this...
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlDWdfTAx8o"]YouTube - 1010Lb World Record Bench Press[/ame]
December 14th, 2007, 11:23 AM #5
December 14th, 2007, 11:30 AM #6
I could lift that....................with my penis.
Originally Posted by TONGA
December 14th, 2007, 11:31 AM #7
Interesting idea Hip. I think you fall into the same situation, though, of all those players on steroids not disclosing their use so that they will not be on that list, thereby avoiding any stigma attached to it.
Of course, it's not like baseball wants to do anything serious about this issue anyway.
If baseball were serious, 50 game suspension for every player named that is currently playing. Clemens and his "now I'm retired, now I'm not" routine can start serving from the first game following his activation on the roster.
I mean, it can be anything like that, but Selig needs to show some balls and do SOMETHING, if he wants to be taken seriously on this. Slapping hands and saying "we need to move past this" will do nothing but keep the sport on the same road.
December 14th, 2007, 01:55 PM #8
I fully agree that if circumstances were different, they would have just completely allowed them.
But there's one huge roadblock.
Sports players are role models for children.
There were several steroid related deaths from high school athletes in California this year. So there's no way they can ever paint a positive picture for that ever again.
December 14th, 2007, 02:32 PM #9
Not to mention using steroids is, well, illegal.
Originally Posted by KFC
December 14th, 2007, 02:43 PM #10
i like the idea, i see where your goin with it, but yeah like someone said high school kids will see this and follow so they could get to the pros and make the big bucks. LOL at clemens what an ass.