I wouldn't hazard a guess as to why athletes do the drug thing
My handle on it is this.
We live in a drug oriented society, starting with vitamins as children, flourides for better teeth,going on to aspirins, and then steadily up the hill to shots for most everything imaginable. didn't get a flu shot this season, and it is a drug also, then panic sets in.Got to have it if it means driving to Canada to get it
Have and inflamed elbow or joint, "let me give you a cortisone shot". sez the DR.
Have cold or flu syptoms, "give me an antibiotic' demands the patient
Print ads, Tv shots joyously all claim that survival depends on drugs to keep us all healthy, glamorous, wrinkle free,(look at the current Botox craze) living to a fine old age with all our senses and sensibilites, yeh sure . I want to go at 85 or so, in Italy, on my bike,going downhill on one of those mulitple switchbacked hills, about 85KMH,careening over the edge,flying into space, my last views that of the glorious scenery, screaming to St Peter to open those gates I'm heading for home
High school teenagers give selves and friends steriods obtained as easily as milk from a super market. Don't believe it? Think again
Only recently have I noticed that the large supermarket chains, and Walhgreens stores have dropped the word 'DRUG" from the outdoor signs,substituting. "Pharmacy", instead
So drugs are all pervasive in our society
Think both coffee and chocolate
Why do we expect athletes to be more holy or pure than ourselves? They are only extensions of our society and ourselves, and really reflect current morality
I have used HGH, Test, and steriods trying to put on muscle mass, with an easily obtained doctors script. Didn't work for me so I stopped, the 1k$ per month was an added inducement to stop
Seems to me to be VERY hypocritcal to use drugs oneself and then condemn athletes who do use them
Sure they may be performance enhancement(sp), but winning is what we ALL are taught from first grade. Second place?......doesn't go into the record books and no one remembers 2nd placers. The GOLD is what counts
So let the guys and gals use the drugs, put the names on the bikes, hockey sticks, bats, sneakers, cars, shorts and shirts, then we will know who are "enhanced". Make much diff in 50years? I rather doubt it at all