Monday, October 29, 2007

Why not drugs in sport?
I’m utterly indifferent to these games (must mainstream society pre-empt ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’?) but the harm principle says you have the right to do risky things to yourself. The purists are free to start drugs-free leagues. (Years ago HBO’s marvellous ‘Not Necessarily the News’* joked about an all-drugs Olympics. Why not?) Rôle models? Codswallop. NBA superstar Charles Barkley was honest: by his own admission not a nice guy, he told parents to tell their kids not to idolise him because he can dunk a ball. It’s a cynical business that doesn’t care about the towns they set up shop in (as Brooklyn learnt in 1957). From LRC.

*Correction: It was ‘SNL’. Thanks, ASimpleSinner.

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