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Thursday, February 12, 2009

In Defense of the Steroid Era

Check out my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
In May, 1996, Favre checked himself into the NFL's substance abuse rehabilitation program for an addiction to the painkiller Vicodin. You don't get addicted to Vicodin from prescribed amounts. Undoubtedly, Favre broke the law. . . .

In Favre's case, he was given credit for his competitive spirit and trying to help his team win, not because he wanted to throw more touchdown passes, win the MVP Award, and get a huge contract.

But baseball players who used steroids are never given credit for the fact that missing fewer games and hitting more home runs would actually help the team win ball games. They have no "competitive spirit," they're just greedy.

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