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Sunday, September 03, 2006

It's Danny v. Rhoads

in this month's Intensity Newsletter. The question: Should steroids be legalized for use in athletic events? I think that Danny gets the best of this argument, as Rhoads' argument rests at least partially on the existence of time travel.

It's all there in September's TIN.

6 Comments:

  • I guess as a competitor Danny wouldn't mind having to choose between get his ass blown away by cranked up wannabes and pumping himself full of some concoction that may have brutal side effects down the line.

    We could add steriods to the things drug companies are focused on because of profits:

    Drugs for people who eat too much,
    Drugs for people who want to pretend they aren't old,
    Drugs to zombify my kid so I don't have to pay attention to it.
    Drugs for people who need to win at all costs to feel good about themselves even though "I took the most drugs" really isn't about how good you are... it does seem to fit nicely doesn't it?

    Let's face it, they're almost all variants of taking drugs to be cool. Why don't we just skip all this shit and give people Paxil - Drugs to help my self esteem.

    (Yes, drug companies are just responding to demand, so I know who to really blame.)

    By Blogger Scott H, at 4:10 PM  

  • Actually perhaps they should legalize them and then have two awards: the drug free one and the open enhancement award. I'm pretty sure which one would be more widely recognized and celebrated.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 4:12 PM  

  • Drugs for people who eat too much,

    What would be bad about this? Eating whatever you wanted and staying in perfect shape would be positively great.


    Drugs for people who want to pretend they aren't old,

    What would be bad about this? Getting old sucks and dying sucks even more.


    Drugs to zombify my kid so I don't have to pay attention to it.

    It? This one is just weird. If there was a drug that made learning easier and more efficient, I would be all for that. And I would take it.


    Drugs for people who need to win at all costs to feel good about themselves even though "I took the most drugs" really isn't about how good you are... it does seem to fit nicely doesn't it?

    It's not "at all costs." It's at some cost. I'd like to see the costs go down, something that legitamization and transperancy would promote.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 4:43 PM  

  • Eating too much: Learning a bit of self control might translate to other areas of life, which would be beneficial. Besides, no safe result yet, despite huge amounts of $$$. Also, studies suggest the health cost is the lifestyle as much as the excess weight. (Admittedly, I don't really understand not being able to eat whatever you want.)

    Pretending you aren't old and taking drugs that actually alleviate the nonsuperficial parts of aging are different things.

    Hey, learning drugs without side effects would be great. Unfortunately behavioral drugs or ADD drugs have them & don't solve the underlying problem for the vast majority whose problem doesn't stem from an inherent chemical imbalance.

    Individual costs go down, but once it is legitimized and role models are openly using steriods more people will take it and overall costs will go up.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 5:14 PM  

  • I would love to watch a team of people in exo-skeletons play football. They could ride exo-skelton horses and hit each other with big clubs that made sparks when it hit something.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:07 PM  

  • "I guess as a competitor Danny wouldn't mind having to choose between get his ass blown away by cranked up wannabes and pumping himself full of some concoction that may have brutal side effects down the line."

    At least it would be my choice. If I'm willing to take the risks of doping in order to recieve the benefits, who are you to stop me? There are risks in training too hard too. There are risks in ridng with aerobars. There are risks eating a big pile of meat for dinner Scott. But all of this aside, I take the position I do in part because I believe it would make performance enhancing drugs safer.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 3:07 PM  

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