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  • #16
    Re: How Can We Fight The NFL?

    >Interesting, but showing that other sports are dirty as well will not help our image; it will only show that all sports are dirty, rather than only our sport being dirty.

    >I think we need to fix this problem from within; not only will that help our image, but morally I think it is the right thing to do. Our sport has a drug problem that must be addressed; "baseball is dirty" does not equal "track is clean." <

    I agree that we need to do whatever we can to be 100% clean. But the reason to attack baseball and other pro sports is to increase the public awareness that all sports have this problem, not just track. I think that WILL help our image because the doping issue will then fade into the same background that it has in other sports. And then our athletes and events will be covered for who and what they are, not on how they relate to doping.

    There are newspapers that cover track only when there is doping news. They ignored the Pan-Am Games as if they did not exist, but ran stories about the positives after events they hadn't covered. They don't do that to baseball.

    If the media and the public understood that all sports are dirty, they would either demand that all sports clean up their act, focusing much of their anger on the big time sports, or they would ignore the issue in track as they ignore it in hockey. Either way, we win because our image is no longer that of the dirtiest sport in the world (which, unfortunately, IS our image today to some people).

    Yes, let's keep fighting doping. But let's also address the image problem that is costing us fans, sponsorships, and even potential athletes. And one way to address the image problem is to put our doping problem in its proper context. In a world in which sports are dirty, we are dirty too, but actually much less dirty than just about every other sport. The more people understand that, the better.

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    • #17
      Re: How Can We Fight The NFL?

      And speaking of the NFL: Four Oakland Raiders have just tested positive for THG: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... s_steroids
      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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