Does anyone really give a poo about A-Wads troubles?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by WebleyFosbery38, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    7,510
    2
    0
    This may be a Political Section thing; Mods ,move it please if you think it should be----

    I will start by saying I really dont care much for traditional sports or their participants. Baseball lost me as a supporter the second time they went on strike cause 10 million a year wasnt enough (I was in Basic Training making about 40 cents an hour)!

    We keep hearing about A-Wad and his possible permanent suspension from the sport cause he induced his success via steroids. Does anyone really care about this? He's already made 350 million dollars, why not just walk off the field with a little honor and enjoy the rest of his life, $350,000,000 isnt enough?

    As far as steroids and other enhancement drugs, why dont they just let them fry themselves with them and get it over with, if younger players see them dying at 30 years old, they will decide not to do it? After all, the Leagues and the fans really want the records to be broken yet the human body is only capable of so much without outside influences. Isnt it time we admit the best isnt yet to come, its already come and gone and to be better than the best, you will need pills or shots of something!

    Just my opinion, but I dont have much love for whining Millionaires either!
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,444
    553
    113
    *trying to give a poo*

    POO POO POO POO POO POO POO POO POO



    *Giving a poo failed*


    Nope- I got nothing.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    29,520
    493
    83
    Finally, my chance to use a raunchy emoticon!!

    Naw, thought better of it and decided not to. I have a ton of raunchy emoticons I'm afraid to use.

    I don't care what Arod does.
     
  4. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,158
    0
    36
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    5,215
    167
    63
    Don`t care one way or the other, I do NOT patronize Pro Sports, NO one should get paid that much money to play a GAME. I play the GAME of life every day & I don`t make that much. Are any of you telling me that if you had a sprained pinky you could lay off work for a month & still make 10`s of thousands of dollars ?............
     
  6. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

    2,007
    1
    0
    exactly......
     
  7. vincent

    vincent New Member

    4,123
    0
    0
    The sports media is just as bad as the MSM...

    Tons of other positive stuff to talk about...(kid out of nowhere, tears in his eyes, about to become, the Masters champ...;) )

    But they love to focus in on the pure crap, cheating, malevolence and criminality of these "role models"...

    A-Roid can suck it
     
  8. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

    583
    0
    0
    They should have a steriod baseball league that would be interesting
     
  9. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,000
    0
    0
    Webley, thank you for posting this thread. You see, I have a confession...

    I'm a man, and...and....

    I don't follow professional sports. There, I've said it! :eek::eek::eek:

    I've always felt like too big of a deal was made over statistics and living vicariously through the sports "heroes." Then the marketing came - $300 for a pair of sneakers made in Singapore by child labor, worth about $22 of materials.

    My heroes have always been real men: My father who worked all his life only to die when I was five on Christmas Day to three strokes. My neighbor, who took me under his wing and played surrogate father, instilling in me every bit of common sense I currently have and never mentioning he won a Silver Star in Korea for being one of four surviving members of his battalion (found medal and got story from wife). Or Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, WWII Ace, who my neighbor knew and introduced me to one time.

    I guess I have a different view of the "Men" one should admire, and none of them include over-paid, under-educated college students.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    12,369
    57
    48
    Wasn't there a government inquiry into steroids and baseball?

    Does it seem like the inquiry had any affect?
     
  11. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,000
    0
    0
    An ineffective subcommittee investigation??? Say it ain't so! :confused:
     
  12. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

    6,366
    34
    48
    i care.
    because it serves as a reminder that power and the lust for money corrupts.

    if it can happen to someone as talented as him, it obviously can happen to someone small like me.

    i enjoy baseball, but im not willing to do what he did to enjoy it.
     
  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

    6,811
    1
    0
    Who is he? Is he a good baseball player? A-rod? Sounds like something prisoners use to rape each other in prison.
     
  14. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    4,992
    51
    48
    I think it is disgusting that we pay athletes huge amounts of money for throwing a ball or swinging a bat, while the wives of our soldiers, policemen and firemen have to get a job to make ends meet. There is something drastically wrong with that.

    No offense to all the women in those rolls. I appreciate all that you do. There should be no hirer paying job than someone who risks their life for the benefit of another!
     
  15. vincent

    vincent New Member

    4,123
    0
    0
    Alex Rodriguez...19 year Major League Baseball veteran...

    He was at one time, in the conversation for the best player of all time...

    He has talent 99.99% of ball players could only dream of...

    IMHO, he is a big part of the reason other players tried to gain an advantage by using illegal substances, just to try to measure up to his natural talent...

    He got greedy and tried to improve on near perfection...by cheating...:mad:

    He let his gigantic ego get the better of him, along with his gigantic paychecks and all the attention anyone could handle...

    He defiled the purest of team sports even further, at the alleged end of an era to forever to be known as "the steroid era", just when baseball was starting to gain some of it's prestige back...
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    7
    2
    0
    personally, i like baseball, but hate what most professional sports and atheletes have become, because of the money, even baseball. sad.:(
     
  17. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

    6,811
    1
    0
     
  18. vincent

    vincent New Member

    4,123
    0
    0
     
  19. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    7,510
    2
    0
    My hero's didnt need roids to be hero's, just courage and discipline, these folks show neither of those. That said, Sporties are not my hero's, never have been, never will be. If they want to cheat, I really dont care I just hope the press gets the whole picture and lets everyone know about how it turns out for them. Burning out on roids is a pretty biologically destructive process and the before and after pics should be enough to discourage others from trying them.
     
  20. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    12,369
    57
    48
    There are heroes and there are idols.

    An idol may not be a hero, but a hero should be an idol.