|Oh man, imagine if this ends with that|
As I've said many times before, I don't particularly care about PEDs. If you take them and get away with it, good for you. Bobby Heenan would be proud. However, if you get caught, you sure as shit better fess up to it. Scorching the earf is a horrible plan of attack and it is why everyone hates Ryan Braun and Lance Armstrong. Apologizing now is too little, too late, fuckos.
I'm not sure exactly what Bud Selig can do to Rodriguez. You know that he would love to ban him for life. I doubt that that can happen though. The problem is that no matter what punishment is levied down on The Centaur, I'm not sure that it will do all that much to curb future steroid use. I say that just based on cash money. These guys clearly don't give a fuck about their legacy, the kiddies, or the integrity of the game. You take steroids to get to the show and to get paid. Period. The Brewers still owe Ryan Braun, even after the 65 game suspension is up, over 100 million dollars. And he is going to see every penny of that. Melky Cabrera was popped in a free agent year last season and signed a 16 million dollar deal anyway over the winter. So how exactly are they supposed to rid the game of PEDs when the only thing that you are actually taking away is the possibility of going into Cooperstown some day?
That's the tricky part. These punishments handed down need to actually have teeth. I wouldn't mind if he were banned for life but that's purely for selfish reasons. We need to get out from that horrible contract anyway. I heard Ron Darling on Mike Lupica's radio show yesterday morning (surprisingly not THAT bad because you don't have to look at his stupid rat face) and I thought that it was a great plan of attack and something that the union may be able to talk themselves into.
The suspensions remain the same with 50-100-lifetime ban. I agree with this simply because you could fail one test by mistake. Here's where it gets good though. If you fail one time, your contract is semi-voided in that you have to play the next season at the league minimum. Whoa! THAT could stop this dead in its tracks. I like this idea. Do you think that Braun would have done 'roids if he was at risk to lose 25 million dollars? Maybe he would have anyway, but that has some bite.
I've also been thinking about why we only care or are told to care about baseball players shooting up. Redskins starting DE Jarvis Jenkins just got nailed over the weekend and will sit out the first four games along with OLB Rob Jackson (professional Tony Romo interceptor) who was already popped earlier this summer. These are two very valuable contributors to my favorite team's defense. Yet I don't care. We'll figure it out. The same can be said about Von Miller who is laughing about his suspension for failing a weed test. Why do we not care about the cheaters in football but we do in baseball? Sure, the media tells us that we should feel this way as football writers don't give a shit while baseball writers will forever have their heads up their asses. Is it more than that though? Do we just expect that big neanderthals are on something because we love bone-crunching hits more than we do the long ball?
The simple answer is that baseball records actually mean something while no one cares about football records. That is a FACT that can't be ignored. But I'd love to hear some opinions on this. One thing is certain, though, and that is if you thought that the Braun drama was fun (LOL Aaron Rodgers losing a friend and being in debt to a Twitter guy) then get ready for the ELITE roller coaster ride to Hell that The Centaur is about to take us on. As always, discussion about anything is welcomed in the comments just in case no one wants to talk about PEDs again. Be sure to show up tomorrow when hopefully Iceman has some ELITE tales from his bachelor party weekend.