Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The NFL knows damn well that EVERYBODY is doing it, not just the cool kids anymore. Whether it's steroids, HGH, or PCP(my personal favorite), the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs runs rampant in the NFL. I, for one, don't care if NFL players are using or not. The average salary of an NFL player is around $800,000. If you were competing for a job that carried that same salary and you knew the majority of your competitors were performing illegal acts to heighten their chances, wouldn't you do the same? Maybe you would or maybe you wouldn't, but you can't fault someone who would.
And the thing is, most PED's aren't even bad. Seriously, google the benefits of anabolic steroids and see what you come up with. You will find several things; increased numbers of red blood cells, improved calcium deposition in the bones, muscle enlargement, etc. Look up HGH and you will find even more benefits. Again, we are talking about PED use, not abuse. Hell, every single one of us reading this blog would be doing themselves a favor by jumping on the PED train...but I prefer beer and soft batch cookies.
Is it even fair to ask NFL players to go out there without using any type of performance enhancer? I can't even begin to imagine the wear and tear that an NFL player takes any given game, season, or career--my hands cramp up after just one half of Madden. Wouldn't it actually be making the players safer, or at least more durable? Isn't that why most players take them in the first place, to recover faster from injuries? The NFL has made it pretty clear that they couldn't give two shits about the players quality of life after football so spare me the protecting the players bullshit. If that were the case then they wouldn't be jamming players with cortisone just so they can make it on the field.
That is why I want the NFL to legalize steroids, HGH, and any other PED. However, I'm not saying just drop all regulations and turn the sport into a bunch of mutants beating the fuck out of each other--although I'm not totally against that idea either. But find a range that certain doctors and trainers believe to be within a healthy ratio and allow the players to take the PEDs up to that mark. Also, ban all masking agents. If you're trying to hide something, fuck off, you're gone. If you test over the limit then all of the information is released to the public so you can't pull a Cushing and make up some lame ass excuses or issue outright denials despite being juiced up from the time he went to USC.
I only have one more thing to say; Legalize it. Who's coming with me, and whose got the chron and Bob Marley?
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