Steroids and sports
by jlove2 on February 24, 2014 - 10:42pm
In an article from Sports Illustrated by Tom Verducci he explains the harm that steroids have had on the world of sports. There are many things that he states and shows that can lead you to believe how they have negatively effected society. Mainly in baseball PED's or Performance Enhancing Drugs have changed the way the game is played just for them to become one of the elite players. Verducci also focuses on what goes through the mind of a player using the drugs and what provoked them to begin using them. In an interview with a baseball player he gives many examples of why he wanted to use them and the whole thought process that went along with it. What happens when you begin using it, how to use it and the side effects associated.
The purpose and question are two big factors of what goes through someone's head while taking steroids. Mainly when it comes to the purpose of the steroids it comes down to the fact the user feels inadequette, or weaker than their competition. And along with the need to use them to keep up with their competition the problem that they are almost always facing is that they are slipping away and aren't capable of maintaining the same level of play. In some other sports athletes will take the steroids to gain weight and to build as much muscle as they possibly can as fast as they can. Many times the consequences outweigh the rewards by a lot, in many cases the athlete will be suspended or kicked out of their sport for these substance abuses. But at the time they can't think past how they are going to be so much stronger and faster, it almost creates a mindset that its okay to use them for that reason.
Verducci, T. (24,June 2012). To Cheat or not to Cheat.