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BadUsername October 22nd, 2014 7:27pm

Should performance enhancing drugs be permitted in sports? (please share, will be using results for a paper)

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firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:30 pm

I said no. if we wanted to see something like this, battlebots episodes can be found online.

shared, though.

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/22/14 12:38 pm

It's the only thing that'll make me watch baseball

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 12:32 pm

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 12:37 pm

No. Unethical to use artificial enhancements. Sports are a test of your own natural strength.

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firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:41 pm

I mean, no disrespect, but it is, in the end, a game, is it not?

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cowboy Doors of Perception
10/22/14 12:53 pm

No. Think of the children.

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TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 5:43 pm

Allowing it does not equate to encouraging it.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/22/14 5:45 pm

In a competitive atmosphere like sports it does. No natural human being can compete with those that take drugs. The only way to win championships and pursue a future in the sport would be through use of those drugs.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 1:00 pm

No. Most of them are bad on the heart. So many of the younger sports players that there had any kind a hard workout done. And it is sometimes fatal. Many of them make a person more aggressive. That's not always a very good thing.

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 1:03 pm

I'd give you that. while I do get that it is a big deal, I'm not sure it's the sort of thing congress should be concerned with.

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:30 pm

Post your arguments for or against in here. Might end up using some of them. :)

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
10/22/14 1:47 pm

I would say no for now but I believe we might all be taking some sort of mental and physical enhancement drugs in the not too distant future.

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
10/22/14 1:48 pm

Yes, in certain circumstances. Mainly to help them heal from injuries. These players have a limited time to play sports at a professional level and if the PEDs allow them to heal faster, have at it under a doctor's supervision.

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:36 pm

@nemacyst I somewhat agree. But I train with a guy that played in the Cubs organization for 12 years. Came up with Sosa and other notorious juicers and it put him at a huge disadvantage because he never juiced. It puts people that don't shoot up....

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:37 pm

I don't see why congress has to get involved in a game. seriously. let the leagues police themselves as they see fit. you'd almost think it mattered.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/22/14 1:50 pm

They want superhuman $$$, they should perform like superhumans.

Mandate doping! Stop pussyfooting around.

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:38 pm

At a very unfair disadvantage. He was a lefty throwing 102 so he ended up making it to the MLB. But it took him 12 years and thousands of more hours of training.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/22/14 1:18 pm

That depends on which drugs you are referring to, some performance enhancing drugs can be detrimental to a young athlete's long term health, definitely not something that should be encouraged.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 1:18 pm

Pistorius' legs are intended supposedly) to replace, not surpass, missing limbs, so the "wouldn't" be an enhancement, but a compensation.

TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 12:42 pm

artificial- "made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural."

Gym equipment is artificial, does that mean professional athletes shouldn't be allowed to use gyn equipment?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 1:21 pm

Cam, I would not exclude weight training equipment. The diff is you use PEDs INSIDE your body.

TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 12:43 pm

Yes they still have to work out it just makes it easier to gain the muscle.

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:44 pm

just one quick point: Oscar Pistorius

(before the shooting and such)

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:45 pm

@firefly technically it is. But it is also a job and a livelihood. Just like any other job, if you don't perform you get fired. And some, including myself, can argue that professional sports take much more work and time than the typical 9-5 job.