TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY MEDIA IMPRESARIO CRAIG GLAZER CONSIDERS MAINSTREAM HYPOCRISY REGARDING ROIDS AND A WIDE ARRAY OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS!!!
TKC Note . . . A rather buff pic borrowed from comedian Eddie Ifft for news purposes . . . Before you hate, realize that most blog denizens would face death before taking their shirt off in public. Now here's a thoughtful missive and alternative take from Craig Glazer regarding one aspect of the drug war that's on display almost every weekend for sports fans . . . Check it:
Steroids: The Miracle Super-Vitamin
‘Hey there Little Red Riding Hood, You sure are looking good. You're everything a big bad wolf could want…’
Are you as tired as I am of hearing about how evil using steroids can be? My favorite lie is using steroids is ‘cheating’ in sports. This is entirely made up by our media. These are the same folks who brought you the following five decades ago: if you use marijuana you’ll go insane and probably jump out a window and kill yourself. Ah marijuana, the demon drug; now legal in several states and soon nationwide.
Let’s take a closer look at steroid use. First of all, the number one used item is testosterone, a hormone naturally produced by the human body. Though technically not even a steroid, it has been the main culprit in damning such great professional athletes as Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Lance Armstrong just to name a few.
Testosterone decreases as we age. Men really see this hit hard in their mid-thirties to early forties. Without replacement, both our sex drive and muscle development will slow down. A few decades ago it was discovered that you could inject testosterone into your system and not only replace what was lost, but replenish it to a degree beyond the level it was at in your youth. Now add Human Growth Hormone, better known as HGH, and your body can become like the ones you see gracing the covers of ‘Muscle and Fitness’ magazine.
I’m sure many of you feel, as I do, that you are sick and tired of hearing about punishment being doled out to professional athletes who have regularly used both of these hormones. It is especially hard to listen to in the case of great players like Roger Clemens. Roger would be a Hall of Fame player with or without the use of steroids. Even though these ‘drugs’ were ruled ‘illegal’ it’s common knowledge that you can name far fewer players who have NOT used these aids, than those who did. Furthermore, it is well known that the majority of NFL players regularly use these drugs not only to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ but also to protect themselves from massive hits laid on them by the giant linemen who do use them. Remember there is almost no testing for these drugs in the NFL and when they are tested players are given ample notice to ‘clean up’ as opposed to baseball players who do not get the same opportunity.
Remember, almost all professional athletes now use testosterone, HGH and steroids. Even big time golfers like Tiger Woods are frequent visitors to the hormone doctor. You think not? Take a look at his build today as opposed to the one a few years ago before he likely got on ‘roids.
There is no real evidence that the use of testosterone or HGH can do anything other than help your body in so many ways, i. e. build muscle, cut fat around the waist, and improve your sex drive dramatically. The wives tale that it will make your penis shrink is NOT true and there are legal medications you can take to keep your testicles from shrinking.
Remember if you overuse or shoot any drug it’s going to have a negative effect. Hell, you can OD on aspirin if you eat too many. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone and Mickey Rourke. All three of them are between sixty and seventy…still movie stars, bodies still looking good and no apparent major health problems. It’s time to legalize steroids for athletes. You say no? Then why are they legal for us to use and covered by our health programs? Haven’t you seen the commercials?
Look, when you put people on a pedestal like Clemens, Bond and Armstrong; pay them millions of dollars and have their lives made into house-hold stories of course they are going to want to protect their legacies. Most especially when they know that everyone else was using them, too.
Yes, even poor Lance Armstrong was turned into a monster by the media and circumstance. Maybe, just maybe, he’s not as bad a guy as we’ve made him out to be.
Testosterone and HGH are both legal under a doctor’s care and supervision; in fact, they are paid for by most insurance programs including Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I know, because I use them. Take it from me, I highly recommend them. PS: You do need to hit the gym for these to have full effect. Enjoy.
‘…Even bad wolves can be good. I'll try to be satisfied just to walk close by your side. Maybe you'll see things my way before we get to grandma's place…’