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    Not sure I totally understand the physiological effects here considering what Viagra usually does.  Do you really want to be on the mound like that?  Maybe it's a side benefit, so the GF's were just a convenience and a way to assist in the doping?  Brain going into meltdown - can't think about this, will burst a vessel. 

    Source: Roger Clemens, host of athletes pop Viagra to help onfield performance

    He told  little white lies ... and he took little blue pills.

    Roger Clemens, whose claims he never took steroids are under federal investigation, has apparently discovered the benefits of another performance-enhancing drug sweeping the sports world - Viagra.

    Clemens stashed the clearly marked, diamond-shaped pills in a GNC vitamin bottle in his locker at Yankee Stadium, according to a source familiar with the clubhouse, perhaps keeping the drug undercover to avoid the inevitable wisecracks about all the girlfriends he needed to please.

    Clemens wasn't alone. The pitcher, who is believed to have scored the drug from a teammate, joined the burgeoning number of athletes who have turned Vitamin V and its over-the-counter substitutes into one of the hottest drugs in locker rooms.

    The drug is so widely used for off-label purposes that it has drawn the attention of anti-doping officials and law-enforcement agencies in the United States and beyond.

    "All my athletes took it," BALCO founder Victor Conte, whose acolytes included Jason Giambi, Barry Bonds and Marion Jones, said of an over-the-counter supplement he claimed mimicked the effects of Viagra.

    "It's bigger than creatine. It's the biggest product in nutritional supplements."

    Among the off-label uses for Viagra, which first went on the market in 1998, it:

    • Helps build endurance, especially for athletes who compete at high altitudes
    • Delivers oxygen, nutrients and performance-enhancing drugs to muscles more efficiently
    • Counteracts the impotence that can be a side-effect of testosterone injections

    Many jocks even use Viagra for its intended use - as an erectile dysfunction drug, particularly as a remedy for too much partying.

    The wildly popular lifestyle drug is legal and not banned by Major League Baseball or other leagues. Clemens violated no drug-testing rules by using the drug.

    Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin did not return a call for comment.

    Clemens told at least one friend the drug made him feel flushed and caused his heart to race.

    All too aware of the Viagra trend, the World Anti-Doping Agency is funding a new study to determine if Viagra can be used to cheat in sports competition.

    Researchers at the University of Miami, Tufts University and Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., are trying to determine if Viagra - officially known as sildenafil citrate - aids training and improves performance.

    Anecdotal evidence suggests it does.

    Cycling, a sport long tainted by doping, has suffered its own Viagra scandal.

    Last month at the Giro d'Italia, Italy's biggest bike race, pro cyclist Andrea Moletta was suspended after the national police searched his father's car and found 82 Viagra pills and a syringe.

    Barry Bonds used Viagra to counteract sexual dysfunction, a side-effect of steroid use, his then-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, told Playboy. Bonds tried Viagra several times but didn't like it because it affected his vision and stuffed up his nose, Bell said.

    In March of this year, NFL draft prospect Heath Benedict of Florida was found dead at his home. A local medical examiner's report described the suspicious circumstances of the death, including a syringe and needle found nearby and bottles that were labeled "L-Dex" and "L-Via" - which the report interpreted as anabolic steroids and liquid Viagra.

    "It's the latest thing guys are doing to get an extra edge in the gym," says Michael Dusa, a Hamden, Conn., chiropractor who treats bodybuilders, football players and other athletes.

    If researchers conclude that Viagra enhances athletic performance, the agency could add Viagra to the long list of prohibited substances it imposes on all Olympic sports and develop a standard lab test for the drug's active ingredients.

    "Every year we can recommend that WADA add substances to the list," says Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, WADA's American counterpart.

    "Sometimes it's a designer drug like THG (the BALCO steroid), and sometimes it's a drug that's been on the market that no one in their right mind would think an athlete would abuse. Certainly Viagra would fall in that second category."

    Don Catlin, the founder of the independent organization Anti-Doping Research in Southern California, said he has been raising questions about Viagra's use in sports for years.

    "I've been monitoring and talking and thinking about it for some time. Not as a drug for myself or any of my pals," he said, laughing.

    "I thought there was some reason to look into it and be concerned about it, and to put it on the committee's list," Catlin said. "It's a complicated drug. If you go through the basic pharmacology and stretch your imagination, you could end up saying, 'Yeah, maybe it could be useful for athletes who are competing in endurance sports at high altitude.'"

    Athletes are famous for wasting their money on snake oil, but Catlin, who is most famous for unlocking the formula of BALCO's designer drug THG, cautioned against blowing this one off.

    "I learned long ago that when these rumors come up, pay attention," Catlin said. "There are a lot of people scouring literature for something that might provide a tiny edge."

    Catlin said he even wrote a letter several years ago to then-WADA chairman Dick Pound, notifying him that Viagra might be a doping agent.

    The e-mail got bounced back by Pound's offensive-content filter, which thought it was spam.

    From: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/06/09/2008-06-09_source_roger_clemens_host_of_athletes_po.html?page=0

     
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    He certainly left no stone unturned to get an edge.
     
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    No surprise, the guy has always been a hard on...
     
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    [Quote]I wonder what his explanation will be for this?  That he "misremembered" what to use them for?  Unbelievable.[/Quote]


    He would use the Tejada defense and say:

    "someone changed the pills inside the jar"


    Geez, can i get any worse?

    The guy could easily be linked to the Iraq War and Global Warming.
     
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    [Quote]He would use the Tejada defense and say:

    "someone changed the pills inside the jar"


    Geez, can i get any worse?

    The guy could easily be linked to the Iraq War and Global Warming.[/Quote]

    Had me giggling like a school girl with that comment Vic. 

    To throw my two cents in on what Chloet said, I am not at all surprised that Roger was arrogant and stupid enough to believe that all of his dirty laundry would stay hidden. 

    What I am shocked about is Rusty, I really thought he was a better attorney then that.  I have to wonder how much, if any, of what Roger did was against his lawyer's advice.

     
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    [Quote]Had me giggling like a school girl with that comment Vic. 

    To throw my two cents in on what Chloet said, I am not at all surprised that Roger was arrogant and stupid enough to believe that all of his dirty laundry would stay hidden. 

    What I am shocked about is Rusty, I really thought he was a better attorney then that.  I have to wonder how much, if any, of what Roger did was against his lawyer's advice.

    [/Quote] Hi Kate and Chloe How are you?..
     
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    [Quote]Hi Kate and Chloe How are you?..[/Quote]

    Hey Jete! Doing well, trying to wade myself through this new horrible forum and what seems to be more then usual number of idiots who are desperate to complain about something/anything despite being in 1st.  Hope all is well with you, despite the rough days for the EE. 
     
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    [Quote]Hi Kate and Chloe How are you?..[/Quote]

    Hey Jete! Doing well, trying to wade myself through this new horrible forum and what seems to be more then usual number of idiots who are desperate to complain about something/anything despite being in 1st.  Hope all is well with you, despite the rough days for the EE. 
     
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    Maybe he will become the new spokesperson for V!  With a pocket full of little blue magic pills he can show off his "heater".
     
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    I asked my doctor if taking Viagra was hurtful or beneficial, since I'm 52 and take meds for high blood pressure.  He indicated that Viagra would help inso far as expanding the blood vessles and would allow the blood to flow at a more rapid pace.  It effect, it is safe. You can see why an athlete would augment his meds with Viagra.  It helps or speeds up the delivery of said drugs.
     
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    Just watch out for that 4-hour issue.

     
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    AHHHH- seems the ROCKET was liquid fueled with MAGIC_V! 
    Figures!

    The fool never found a drug he couldn't experiment with.... Well I guess if you have that many foolish women fawning over you then you must try to satisfy them.... LOL
     
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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=FcPKa-iwxq0&feature=related

    I always said this band was way ahead of their time.
     
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    Now we know the real meaning of the nickname rocket, he had one in his pants.
     
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    [Quote]Now we know the real meaning of the nickname rocket, he had one in his pants.[/Quote]

    The speed with which the jokesters have coined the term "PocketRocket' is something I find HYSTERICALLY funny. The wise cracking talents of the American sportsfan know NO limits.

    I've already heard it on WEEI and seen it on the net.  HA HA!

    Folks oughta give Rog a break already - unless they've had to satisfy a 15 year old, they have no idea what kind of preesure he was under. :)
     
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    [Quote]
    Folks oughta give Rog a break already - unless they've had to satisfy a 15 year old, they have no idea what kind of preesure he was under. :)[/Quote]

    AHAHAHAH.... THAT IS JUST PLAIN AWEFUL!!!!!!!! Holy crap was that gutter talk, I love it.
     
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    I use viagra due to prostate cancer.  Believe me it doesn't do a thing for me.  I'm still tired, no energy, and can't hit a fast ball. 
     
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