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    from home-page-linked article

    The worst decision sport ever made was to start testing for drugs. Once they began to catch the cheats, all hell broke out and we began to lose the faith. In particular, we began to lose faith in the core Olympic sports of athletics and swimming.
    Does the author of this article not see that his own premise is deeply flawed by his own admission? If taking drugs isn't problematic, how is it that "we began to lose faith in the core Olympic sports"?

    There are many perfectly normal people who think the proscription against PEDs is pointless and worse, hypocritical,

    [We don't need to reopen that worm can - my position is that once you allow PEDs, then it's down to who has the best pharmacists working for them. The playing field so so heavily tilted towards chemical enhancement that 'absusing' drugs (i.e., loading up on doses way beyond what any medical doctor would prescribe) would become the norm, and yes, overdosing on steroids and their ilk is a grave physical danger that some people must be prevented from doing, the same way we have to keep some people from ODing on other prescription drugs. But other sides to this argument are the right of their bearers.]

    but this guy ADMITS that we would lose faith in sport (and oh yes, we would, as a culture), so he wants to do away with testing so we won't have to face the fact that people are cheating??!! . . . whatever :roll:

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    We only pretend to test NFL players, and look how badly that sport is doing . . .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bad hammy
      We only pretend to test NFL players, and look how badly that sport is doing . . .
      Ding, ding, ding! No more calls, please, we have a winner!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kuha
        Originally posted by bad hammy
        We only pretend to test NFL players, and look how badly that sport is doing . . .
        Ding, ding, ding! No more calls, please, we have a winner!
        Is that REALLY what you want for T&F? Be careful what you wish for (seeing as how we won't get the 'plus' side that football reaps!).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Marlow
          Originally posted by kuha
          Originally posted by bad hammy
          We only pretend to test NFL players, and look how badly that sport is doing . . .
          Ding, ding, ding! No more calls, please, we have a winner!
          Is that REALLY what you want for T&F?
          What, millions of hardcore fans, tons of meets and great TV coverage?? Yeah, that would be hard to take . . .

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          • #6
            [quote=bad hammy]
            Originally posted by Marlow
            Originally posted by kuha
            Originally posted by "bad hammy":18cldizw
            We only pretend to test NFL players, and look how badly that sport is doing . . .
            Ding, ding, ding! No more calls, please, we have a winner!
            Is that REALLY what you want for T&F?
            What, millions of hardcore fans, tons of meets and great TV coverage?? Yeah, that would be hard to take . . .[/quote:18cldizw]
            Apparently you neglected to read the parenthetical caveat! We would NOT get the meaty end of the drumstick. If PEDs really were legalized, pro T&F would be run on tracks with tumbleweeds blowing across them. You think we've got it rough now? An openly PEDed universe of T&F would sincerely be The Freak Show. The abuses would be triple what they are now.

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            • #7
              Re: Unclear on the concept

              Originally posted by Marlow
              from home-page-linked article

              The worst decision sport ever made was to start testing for drugs. Once they began to catch the cheats, all hell broke out and we began to lose the faith. In particular, we began to lose faith in the core Olympic sports of athletics and swimming.
              Does the author of this article not see that his own premise is deeply flawed by his own admission? If taking drugs isn't problematic, how is it that "we began to lose faith in the core Olympic sports"?

              but this guy ADMITS that we would lose faith in sport (and oh yes, we would, as a culture), so he wants to do away with testing so we won't have to face the fact that people are cheating??!! . . . whatever :roll:
              Simon Barnes has been given far too much latitude by The Times. When he sticks to football (soccer) he's a knowledgeable and insightful writer. When he strays from what he knows, he ends up writing shite like this.

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