Posts Tagged PEDs

Steve Sarkisian – not alone on Many Levels

Steve Sarkisian

There is little more to add to Steve Sarkisian’s situation than the obvious; the former USC coach (he was fired today) is an alcoholic, plain and simple, and he has hit what is obviously the lowest point of his life. Anyone who views his predicament with arrogance or smugness is a jerk. If you can’t appreciate the long and uphill battle he faces you have no heart. I have had family members who have succumbed to alcoholism. I don’t know the man, but I feel lousy rotten for him. However, […]

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Suppose Bobby Valentine is Right?

It was very intriguing to read an article by Adam Wells for the Bleacher Report (September 25, 2015), entitled: “Bobby Valentine Says He Thinks PEDs Will Eventually Become Mainstream in Sports.” Stated Mr. Valentine: “This idea that because it’s a drug, and you’re taking it from the outside, that’s bad. But there’s a lot of really good drugs out there that we do take that make us feel better and perform better, and I think these PEDs that people talk about, that are performance-enhancers, will eventually get into the mainstream.” […]

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More Gender Bias in Sports

More often than not, we are confronted with gender stereotypes in sports that do a major disservice to both men and women. It has again happened this week. For example, there are those who put on the blinders and say, “Well, the PED controversy applies to men, of course. Women could care less about that kind of stuff.” I need only mention the tragic case of track star Marion Jones or Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo who was banned 2 years for PED’s and just the day before yesterday, Olympic champion […]

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PED Disconnect: Holding the Mirror to Ourselves

Last week I was interviewed in regard to ethics and PEDs. I am ethically against them, but we can save that conversation for another time. Later the day of the interview, a woman reached out to me on the social media and said that it was a silly argument as the “pharmaceutical industry” had taken over sports and that everyone who plays sports cheats. She admitted she did not like sports or professional athletes in general. I thought a great deal about the interview and the comments above. Something was […]

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The Past and the Demons Catch up with Tony Bosch

The Associated Press ran a piece by Curt Anderson on October 16, 2014 (“Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case”) about the former owner of Biogenesis of America, Anthony Bosch. Just a couple of years ago, this was a very big deal. It brought down some of baseball’s biggest names. Biogenesis was the Florida-based company that supplied performance-enhancing drugs to players such as Alex Rodriguez. After much legal wrangling and maneuvering, Bosch finally pleaded guilty to his role in distribution and in exchange for his cooperation with prosecution and […]

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Fanning Flames: Immature Aspirations of Greatness

In a recent article (August 5, 2014) for USA Today by Gabe Lacques entitled: “Tony Bosch to plead guilty; 9 others charged in PED bust,” we learn that: “Tony Bosch, the former director of the South Florida anti-aging clinic that became ground zero for baseball’s biggest doping scandal, was one of 10 people charged Tuesday with distributing illegal drugs to professional and high school athletes.” You will well remember Bosch; he was the big shot from the Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, Florida. Bosch and the others charged with distributing […]

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