Steroids have taken over the game of baseball and more players are starting to get involved with them. Steroids are a big part of the Major League today in 2014, yet they entered the game of baseball through trainer Curtis Wenzlaff in 1992. Players and the game’s images are ravaged when they become caught up in steroids. Some of the best players to ever play the game of baseball have been caught up in steroids, including Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire. Players with this level of skill are supposed to be role models for younger kids, yet younger kids see that they used steroids and are tempted to use them. When their young, impressionable minds witness steroids use, naturally kids attempt to imitate their idols. More
“Why Baseball Still Needs Steroids: A Sociological Perspective.” The Huffington Post, 5 Aug. 2013, www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-weinberg/why-baseball-still-needs-_b_3707800.html. Accessed 18 Jan. 2017. The article is about the positive effects that steroids bring on the game of baseball. Steroids bring excitement to the game when people are performing as if they are a Phenom. The motivation of young players today has gone down due to the fact that if they underperform they are basically get cut. I can use this to show that their is always a positive side to something even if in some people’s eyes it's not good. I can also use it to show how different the game is when steroids are used compared to when they aren’t how much excitement comes with steroid
Famed writer Grantland Rice once wrote, “When the great scorer comes to mark against your name. He'll mark not won or lost but how you played the game” (World of quotes, 1). That buoyant attitude of selflessness and heart has slowly diminished throughout the course of time. Now, George Allen’s booming voice, former coach of the Washington Redskins, runs throughout head of America, “Only winners are truly alive. Winning is living. Every time you win, you’re reborn. When you lose, you die a little” (Harris, 67). It is with this frame of mind that athletes are pushed beyond the edge of reason. Although peer pressure and pressure from coaches are central reasons why one may use steroids, most users begin using in order to improve their self image or excel in sports. Ethics, integrity, and legality aside, some athletes will stop at nothing to attain “that extra edge”.
Our world is more influenced by social pressures now than ever before I feel. Social media is a great thing that connects all of us but sometimes it puts unrealistic expectations in our minds. Like having the body physique a movie star or hitting home runs like Barry Bonds. Judith Lorber’s essay from “Believing is Seeing” argues that society is the reason for the huge differences between men and women; naturally women and men have the same values and wishes but society has created a huge difference in between what is male and female. In the essay “Getting Huge, Getting Ripped’ by Matthew Petrocelli, Trish Oberweis, and Joseph Petrocelli the use of recreational steroids throughout the midwest United States is studied and analyzed. When reading Petrocelli, if you read with the point of view of Lorber you can see how society has pressured people into taking steroids in order to feel more socially acceptable.
Whether it be from a world news headline or a small excerpt in a sports magazine, most everyone has heard of a steroid abuse scandal involving a big name athlete. However, it isn’t just the heavy hitters who are doping up. Ordinary people in search for the upper hand in athletic performance are following similar steroid cycles as the pros. As it stands, anabolic steroids are illegal for any person to buy without a valid prescription. Regardless of this law the steroid epidemic of the common person hasn’t died down, in fact, it’s been growing since steroids invention during World War 2. The attempt to curtail the steroid epidemic has failed because of the rise in steroid use. Instead of stiff legal punishment, there needs to be more preventative action against steroids such as early education.
Steroids were a deadly cocktail that had clearly derailed his life. Matthew Dear was another victim of steroids, the teenager died in April, 2009. It was attributed by his parents, among others to an overdose of anabolic steroids. Mike and Ray Mentzer, bodybuilding brothers of Redondo Beach, California died from steroid use. Ray died of kidney failure, and Mike’s death was heart-related. Steroids played in the premature failure of their organs (Celebrity Bodybuilders Who Died from Steroid Use). Men in their late 20s and early 30s who abuse steroids are dying from serious heart disease (Carrol). Nearly all men- most employed as personal trainers, bodybuilders and security guards- showed obvious signs of chronic steroid abuse, including overdevelopment muscles and shrunken, scarred testicles (Carroll). Steroids have caused death, destruction, and despair. Why would someone want to take the risk of dying just to get an edge over someone
Last year during a conversation with my dad, I became aware of how professional wrestlers use and abuse anabolic steroids to increase their strength and give them advantages over their competitors. It is considered cheating for professional athletes to use steroids, and it us important to know the effects they have on the body. When athletes take a dose of these drugs, they have both short term and long term effects. Long term effects include kidney problems, liver damage, paranoia, and delusions. I have picked this topic because people can lose their jobs, and if athletes play in a major league sport, they can get fined and banned from playing in that league again. This essay will explain how steroids work, who and why athletes of all ages use them, what some of the side effects to steroid use include.
The fact that three of the most prominent, popular, and notable players in the game had been given steroids radically changes the public’s perception of them. Whether or not they used the steroids given to them is another story in itself, but the mere fact that they
You’ve all seen them, the enormously large muscle-heads at the gym, the participates of the World’s Strongest Man Competition, the amazing offensive tackles, and the lightning fast runners. They were all unnaturally strong, and looked like gods. You tend to obsess over how beautiful their bodies are, how strong they are, or how fast they can run. All you can think about is reaching that level of athletic excellence, and nothing will hold you back. At times like these some people tend to take the quick fit to get closer to their idols, in the form of steroids. But what individuals tend not see is the horrible side effects that accompany the use of these anabolic steroids. These powerful drugs have both
The purpose of this essay is to express that steroids have several negative effects. This essay will also include the right that the trained sports industry needs to exclude steroid use and form a great illustration for younger athletes.
Legalizing steroids is dangerous because they are not controllable. Steroids are becoming popular, but no one is stopping to take a look at all the facts about the use of them. Remy an avid steroid user who regrets using steroids suggests, “There is no controlled way to use steroids” (Campbell 3). Everyone’s bodies react different to what steroids can do. Some more dangerous than others. Controlling steroid use is impossible because everyone uses different amounts and even a little can be dangerous. Harrison Pope a professor of psychiatry at Harvard’s McLean Hospital says, “The preliminary data on steroids suggest that long-term use damages the muscle of the heart, significantly increasing the risk of an attack” (Butterworth 2). A continued use of steroids would do damage not only on the heart but the whole body as well. Heart damage is very likely while using steroids. Views of the opposition suggest that they are not worried about the un-controlling factors. Tim Cowlishaw a sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette states, “I think if we made everything legal, we would learn eventually which drugs and creams, and heaven forbid, antler sprays actually have benefits and what their risks are” (Cowlishaw 1). If society made steroids legal, controlling amounts would not be imaginable. Anyone could get their hands on it, which could lead to over-use and endangerment of human health.
It took a while for me to decide on what I was going to do my project on. My top three choices were: to research the effect of steroids on athleticism, how popular or well known food chains alter the body, and how playing sports impact your physical health later in life. Finally, after weeks of debating my options, the topic I chose to do my personal project on was, “How Popular or Well-Known Food Chains Alter the Body.” After picking my subject I had to determine which restaurants I was going to do research on. My plan is to purchase something off the menu from a number of fast food places and record how they modify my daily and extra curricular performance. The burger joints I have
When was the last time you saw a sporting event and thought what you just saw was incredible? That whoever just did that was superhuman? Now put this through your mind. That athlete could improve his or her already superb skills into something even greater. This can be possible with the help of steroids. There is a current debate of allowing steroids to be legal in sports. Steroids should not be allowed in sports. Some people ask why. This research paper will give those people just a few of the many reasons why it should not be allowed. Through examining dangers of steroid abuse, ethics in sports, and characteristics of individuals who take and use steroids, it is evident that steroids should not be allowed in sports.
The documentary bigger, stronger, faster gives a more decriptive and also life examples of legendary athletes who were on steroids durng the peak of their careers. Also the title of this documentary is the same as the olympic motto. This documentary examines the life on three brothers; mike bell, mad dog and smelly but focuses on more on superstar big time athletes because these were the people these three brothers grew to idolize example hulk hogan, sylvester stallone, arnold Schwarzenegger