Hey, Happy Heretic....yes, it's intrusive, but I guess you've never
had your kid beaten out for a $200,000 College Athletic Scholarship by a kid
who's parents spent $16,000 on illegal, banned performance-enhancing drugs
for their kid. (blinded to the questionable long-term effects on kid)The
stakes are many-fold higher for any professional "sports", which now
include Olympic events. Loudly submitting to the intrusiveness also quite
enhances their "Product Endorsement Image" Value.I wonder what
types of Products, Consulting firms, or Destination Resorts want to cash in on
advertising Lindsey's choice of consorts.
I disagree with HV Heretic. I think it is refreshing that a sport and it's
players understand the danger of performance enhancing drugs not only to the
athlete but to the integrity of the sport. Sure it's intrusive and not
fun, but it keeps the sport clean.Other sports are not clean.
Baseball is perhaps the joke that HVH talks about. Very few records are really
valid anymore. Since the McGuire/Sosa/Bonds "juiced" home run era,
there is no creditability in the sport. The players even have a union that does
all it can to block drug testing. Someday they should have a record for the
most drugs used ever without getting caught. Here is a big shout
for a sport and it's participants who understand and protect the integrity
of their sport.
What a joke, and how intrusive. Why someone would subject themselves to this
kind of oversight for sports is beyond me.