Steroid Perception Has Little To Do With Evidence

December 21, 2007 – The New York Sun

Tim Marchman does a good job of explaining why patience is a virtue, even if you don’t have the time.

He does an even better job of explaining why the so-called steroid scandal shouldn’t really surprise anyone.  And maybe even why our collective outrage is just a little, or a lot, hypocritical.

On the other hand, he seems to be as slippery as I aspire to be when it comes to being pinned down, so let’s not give him (or me) too much credit.

The point is we shouldn’t exhalt athletes or their achievements, but we needn’t damn them either. The one thing we know for sure is that the solid ground we thought we had when we were kids, not only wasn’t solid then, but is positively liquid now.