Friday, December 3

Juiced Up - Is it really so wrong that muscley, tatted, 33 year old, 6'3", 230 pound Life Fitness user Jason Giambi was taking steroids? Some New Yorkers aren't so shocked about what the Yankees player is reported to have admitted. Looking at those biceps, neither am I. Last year, I blogged on reports that high school athletes were increasingly more likely to use steroids. Of course they are...for all the warnings of side effects (like shriveled testicles, backne, 'roid rage) they are seeing sports figures get bigger, go faster and hit harder than ever before. Without demonstrating the short-term downside, I wonder if the scandal surrounding Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi will have any lasting effect on other athletes trying to achieve.