Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Steroids, Viagra, and Multi-Vitamins

I realize that this topic is not new, but for one reason or another the topic has come up in conversations with family and friends. Professional athletes and steroids. Most people feel that steroids are these horrible chemicals that give some players an unfair advantage when playing their sport of choice. Yes, that's true.

As always, I'd like to discuss the flip-side. While steroids can provide a physical advantage over other athletes, are they not just the next step in the advantages athletes have been given over the last 150 years? I mean, the earliest athletes didn't have access to basic healthcare, many times. They couldn't afford it. They didn't have big gyms with personal trainers. Nutritionists watching every morsel of food ingested weren't around to make sure your body got the perfect blend of protein, fat, fiber, and other good stuff. Doctors weren't at the ready with the latest technology to repair nearly anything you could do to your body.

Unfair advantage? I'd be willing to say that Babe Ruth, were he to be around today, wouldn't even make the team.

On an even different side of things, I find it highly odd that we are so quick to condemn athletes for putting chemicals in their body to improve performance, but the same lawmakers preaching against such use are lining up by the thousands to improve their own performance. Viagra. Cialis. ExtenZe. Whether you're wanting to pop a pill and screw your post-menopausal spouse's brains out immediately, have a long weekend of retiree sex-fun, or make that "certain area of a man's body" bigger, modern science has you covered. Geriatrics can fuck like 18 year olds on prom night, as long as their prescription is filled.

Human growth hormone is in everything we eat. Our children are giants that are getting dumber by the day. Yet, somehow, a chemical to make you react faster to stimuli and make your muscles more powerful is evil.

I say bunk. This sounds to me like sour grapes emanating from the athletes and supporters out there who've lost games to big guys on a roid rage that decided to make the opposing team members their bitch. Get over it. Steroids are just the next step. Now, I don't like the idea of putting any chemical in your body, obviously, but I think this kind of hypocrisy is ludicrous.

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

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