Monday, March 22, 2010

What Passes for Sports News

The headline: “Swedish Curler Fails Doping Test at Paralympics.”

File Under: Who the fuck cares.

I mean, seriously? First of all it’s CURLING? What kind of drugs do you take to improve your performance in CURLING? A sleeping pill? A bong hit? Second of all, it’s the Paralympics. I know it’s not polite to have double-standards for the para-people, but dear God, aren’t they entitled to a little somethin’ somethin’?

And why do we worry so much about “enhancing” drugs for professional athletes? I’m still riled about congressional hearings on steroid use in Pro Baseball. Don’t we have bigger fish to fry? I mean, professional athletes have trainers and nutritionists and physios and coaches and more. But god forbid they “juice up.”

Which of course, begs question: did the doping paracurler win?

1 comment:

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