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    Would you take the magic pill?

    Would you take the magic pill that would guarantee a Gold medal in the next Olympics but would kill you in 10 years?

    I've seen this question so many times but never believed that so many people would answer yes (I think it was 90 percent saying yes. They asked "elite athletes" so I want to know what you guys on BF think.

    I could imagine a fat guy that watches TV and eats potato chips all day answering yes but elite athletes? I find it hard to believe but give me your answer please.

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    "My lord, is that...legal?"


    "I will make it legal."
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    Well think about it - elite athletes strive to be successful and earn a place in history. A guarantee of success might be too temptful for even the most respectful athlete to ignore.


    I would not take this so called magic pill. Why? Because many records are eventually broken, and gold medalist while popular for a while, are eventually forgotten.

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    Before the 10 years is up doctors will find a cure for the pills lethal nature. So, taking the pill would not kill me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    "My lord, is that...legal?"

    What happened to that dude's nose? He is really ugly.

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    No, the point of racing/ training is that you do better if you train harder. Therfore if you do well then you trained well and you get self gratification. Thats also why I would never dope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    What happened to that dude's nose? He is really ugly.
    It's Tyler Hamilton chatting with Dick Pound.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    [QUOTE=Mojo GoGo]Before the 10 years is up doctors will find a cure for the pills lethal nature. So, taking the pill would not kill me...[/QUOTE]

    ... and that kind of sums up the affirmative answers to this rhetorical question.

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    no. however, i would consider the red pill. later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy
    I could imagine a fat guy that watches TV and eats potato chips all day answering yes but elite athletes? I find it hard to believe but give me your answer please.
    That makes no sense. Why would a fat guy want to win the Olympics? S/he probably never had any dreams/aspirations of winning the Olympics so would have little motivation to make any sacrifices to do so. Elite athletes have already sacrificed some much of their lives to their sport so what's a little more?

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    Can I only take half of the pill?

    Will I get pregnant?
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    An Elite athlete would work hard for the Gold medal and treasure life enough to work hard at it. But fat lazy people having not achieved their full potential would easily choose the pill to circumvent the years of hard work despite its toll on their health.

    Yes cypress, you will get pregnant.

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    it's hard for us to relate to a question like this because none of us are olympic material.

    imagine the question in a different context: would you take a pill that would fulfull all of your life's ambitions? it would guarantee that the thing you want most of all would be yours.

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    And you will carry the fetus for 10 years and finally deliver a teen age boy. The ensuing madness is what kills you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    And you will carry the fetus for 10 years and finally deliver a teen age boy. The ensuing madness is what kills you.

    Ahhh, the Hamilton defense.
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    I love this thread already.

    To answer the OP: No. But if *I* won the Olympics, everyone would know I'm doping anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy
    Would you take the magic pill that would guarantee a Gold medal in the next Olympics but would kill you in 10 years?
    If I were say 80 years old, sure!

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    20 year olds believe they're immortal, and 10 years is 50% of their life, so it seems like a long long way away. Both of these factors influence that 90% number.

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    It doesn't matter if you're Olympic material. It would gurantee anyone a gold medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    What happened to that dude's nose? He is really ugly.
    Thats Jimmy Casper after his accident on the Kemmelberg in Gent-Wevelgem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterken
    If I were say 80 years old, sure!
    Best answer yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    And you will carry the fetus for 10 years and finally deliver a teen age boy. The ensuing madness is what kills you.
    ala Xtro:



    "....The most notorious (and still disturbing) scene in Davenport's film, however, is the special effects prosthetics extravaganza which sees a heavily pregnant woman giving birth to a fully-grown adult male..."

    Sick flick indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    ala Xtro:



    "....The most notorious (and still disturbing) scene in Davenport's film, however, is the special effects prosthetics extravaganza which sees a heavily pregnant woman giving birth to a fully-grown adult male..."

    Sick flick indeed.
    Heh! Nice avatar. One of the best gigs I ever went to was a Christmas show in London by Motorhead. Lemmy in a Santa outfit was something to see. Must have been all of 20 years ago now

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    No way, no how would I take that pill. I'll improve my riding by riding as best I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMan
    Heh! Nice avatar. One of the best gigs I ever went to was a Christmas show in London by Motorhead. Lemmy in a Santa outfit was something to see. Must have been all of 20 years ago now
    Thanks. The avatar is a cropped pic of a Motorhead concert t-shirt acquired at a show in Nottingham (Notting'um). Lemme (surprisingly) broke out a harmonica and an acoustic guitar for about 5 mins to temporarily ease my eardrum bleeding. What a great show, as always.
    "...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."

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