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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by brkf View Post
don't care. like so many other entertainers I do not understand our culture's obsession with destroying them. he served his purpose... he entertained millions. what drugs he took, who he screwed, how he lied, it's all totally irrelevant.
All true, the only problem for me is the fact that teenage athletes will imitate their heroes. The pressure to get ahead is huge at all ages in sports. If someone could have convincingly indicated to me that they had a drug that could get me down to sub 4:10 miles in high school, I've no doubt I'd have been sorely tempted. Anyone running 4:07 in high school was a major stud in the scene back then. Still are.

It's one thing for Barry Bonds to juice it, quite another for a 16 year old kid whose body is still developing.
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