Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I didn't, really!
I don't know the answer to steroids. It's more than a simple problem for a simple person to solve. There's too many people involved in sports, too much money, too much power, and too much fame. But it seems few can get past the simple fact that the impact of steroids is much greater than professional sports. It effects everyone, no matter if they follow any pro sport team because we all know someone who is involved in sports at some level. So, should we care if a pro baseball player is juicing? HELL yes! Because the kid in highschool is looking at that player and he/she understands that steriods and HGH can help him/her get to that point. It's a simple equation. But it's not what is focused on by pro sports leagues, the sports media, the mainstream media, or the public in whole. What is focused on by everybody is the impact on sports records, personal achievements, players standing in the sports community, how they are seen by fans, how the sport is viewed by the media and fans, etc.... But not how it effects us (the average person). We don't matter (even to ourselves) in the long run, short run, or any run. We just give our money, our admiration, our time, and our hope that the sport (and players) are something that can give us a sense, a feeling, a glimpse of a few moments of greatness to help us forget the average and sometimes below average lives we live. But it's not worth it. Because it's not only their lives they are destroying, but the lives of the kids and adults they influence into taking steroids and HGH. It's everything good about sports that is destroyed, not the bad parts. The bad part of sports will survive anything.