Sunday, June 15, 2008

Steroids Hall of Fame: Explanations

I swear I searched high and low about this before proceeding. I even borrowed someone's lexis-nexis account to do some more digging. So I'm moving forward. My criteria are slightly different, for me the dead speak volumes about this subject and should not be ignored. If we are going to handle and accept their use by our athletes then we need to understand both sides of the issue. The Home Runs, and the World Records go hand in hand with the Rage and Death. I am not out to be an ass, or to point my finger at those that I think are being asses. I am just trying to deal with reality.

Steroids Hall Of Fame: Lyle Alzado

Today I give you my first part in a weekly series. It is an Olympic year and the cynic in me cannot resist the timing involved. I do not discriminate against any sport, and a player needs to be retired or banned (at least effectively) from the sport in order to qualify.

Steroids are with us and we will never again be free from them. So it is time to honor those who have altered the sports landscape with their very own Hall of Fame. To qualify to have to be great, both athletically (after the 'roids!) and have had an impact on the sporting landscape. This is for the best of the best, and although I use the word Steroids I mean all performance enhancers. I will not judge and will not use the word cheater. I will just state the accomplishments both on and off the field to justify their inclusion in such an elite club.

We start where steroids started for me as a a child of the '80's: Lyle Alzado. I remember him tearing up the field like a Tasmanian Devil and I remember him bald, and broken as he neared death.

To read the full article please go visit the Steroid Hall of Fame's new home over at Third String Quarter Back.