Many of TAH’s readers follow sports somewhere between occasionally and religiously. I’d put myself somewhere in that range.
So I thought I’d post this in honor of the Super Bowl Sunday – though it’s more generic than footbal-specific.
Since we follow sports, most of us also unfortunately have heard more about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) than we probably wish we had. And we’ve seen more than a few sports “heroes” turn out to have feet of clay, too.
A fellow named Bill Simmons has written an interesting article on the issue. It’s one of the single best and most thought-provoking articles I’ve read on the subject recently. You may or may not agree with Simmons – but the article, though fairly long, is IMO worth a read.
Simmons’ article can be found here. I found it well worth the time. YMMV.
Author’s note: URL in link is fixed now. Sorry about the initial error.