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Musburger: Steroids misunderstood by media

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Or, we're looking live at someone trying to cling to relevancy ... epic fail!

    Right, Herbie?

    http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_ff977c10-d101-11df-92b3-001cc4c03286.html
     
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    The rules of the game ban steroid use, no? That would seem to make it fairly "wrong" in a sporting sense, regardless of what the doctors or journalists think.

    If a league doesn't think steroid use is wrong, then let it change its rules.
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    How about we let the federal government dictate those rules, too?
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    They might be. It's such a polarizing issue that you can never really have the other side of the discussion. There are medical benefits to both steroids and HGH that needs further investigation.

    Today you have a better chance of having a discussion about race that steroids.
     
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I've been saying since the beginning of the so-called "scandal" there will be a day when drug-testing is more about ensuring players stay within specific (safe) ranges of substances. The media, in a general sense, has been absolutely horrible on this topic. First, missing it altogether, then the silly mea culpas, then going overboard as if that somehow makes up for missing it in the first place. It comes down to the fact that moralizing (Steroids are bad! They use needles!) is easier than doing research and understanding fairly complex issues.
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's a great line.
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The federal gov't says that Steroids are not illegal. They have limited but legitimate medical uses.
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The game says no, then no.

    I'm sure some pitchers could pitch and smoke at the same time as well or smoke in the dugout. It is legal, but the game says no.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If I'm not mistaken, there has yet to be any medical proof of negative effects of using HGH. Granted, we could find out in a couple years that those who used it will have big issues, but we don't know that yet.
     
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Of course they shouldn't break the rules. But should the rules be examined? Why are PEDs against the rules in the first place?

    If it's to protect athletes from the health effects, then we are reaching the point where that may not be necessary soon.
     
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There's a very convincing argument to be made that there's no medical proof of positive effects from HGH for athletes, either.
     
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands of wealthy middle-aged men swear by the stuff.
     
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