In response to Softlaw1's comment:
, I can see how many athletes feel the need to dope
One can see how so many economically poor Americans feel the need to steal. Armstrong is a hormone doping fraud, just like Bonds, Tiger Woods et al. "Everyone is doing it" is both hollow and false. There are actually people who compete, athletically, and who don't inject themselves with animal hormones and synthetic "growth" hormones. The notion that those who didn't can't prove they didn't is as intellectually dishonest as "everyone was or is doing it so those who are proven or admitted doping frauds can't be held accountable".
I think I'll steal a page from softy & demagogue the race issue, as he is always want to do. I think it's safe to infer from his "Tiger Woods, Bonds, et. al" list would continue with all the other black athletes he could think of with that pea sized brain of his.
I know complicated issues leave softy feeling confused & frightened, hence the irrational lashing out, but try to follow us hear soft one. Steroids are FAMPANT in sports! OUT OF CONTROL, and the inmates are running the asylum. The governing bodies have been unable or unwilling to flat out institute strict testing policies. Most testing is a total joke, & they catch perhaps 5% of those using. So, what is the average athlete, hoping to secure their future in a sport they love supposed to do???
NOBODY is endorsing or excusing doping, but most thinking, rational, semi-lucid sports fans can understand it. We are simply telling those with subjective outrage, the guys who completely ignore what's going on in the NFL or NHL, yet ring their hands over MLB doping, to grow a pair. I won't bother suggesting that for you, as we are dealing with infertile ground to grow.
What we are advocating, since you likely missed it again, is to make testing early, often, universal, airtight, unavoidable, with ZERO holes to slip through, so as to make the playing field absolutely LEVEL. You still with us soft one?
Now...... Do what you do, & change the subject. :)