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How Have Drugs Changed Fandom?

When high profile players test positive for performance enhancing drugs how does it affect the fans?

Posted by Emil Steiner on May 7, 2009 1:28 PM
FROM THE PANEL

Too Much Pass Interference

Why not just have the college rule, where the penalty for DPI is either 15 yards from the line of scrimmage, or a spot foul for plays that are less than 15 yards.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on May 11, 2009 12:10 PM

Little Reason to Believe

Another neat redemption narrative has been ruined by chemical analysis: Manny Ramírez tested positive for a banned substance.

Posted by Sally Jenkins, on May 8, 2009 2:09 AM

MLB Steps Up

Of course, if this were a linebacker in San Diego in the NFL, he'd just get a four-game suspension, make the Pro Bowl and everybody would shrug.

Posted by Tom Boswell, on May 7, 2009 5:55 PM

If a tree falls...

Shock and disgust has devolved into "so what?" and "who's next?"

Posted by Jim McCormick, on May 7, 2009 2:56 PM

Should We Be Surprised?

At this point, positive tests really don't affect my perception of sports at all - I had assumed for years that almost everyone in baseball was juicing.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on May 7, 2009 2:10 PM

Produce and It's Forgiven

These days, it seems fans are much more forgiving of a player embroiled in the steroids mess so long as he performs at a high level.

Posted by Gene Wang, on May 7, 2009 1:48 PM

FEATURED COMMENTS

jerkhoff: Get over it, fans. Legalize steroids and be done with it. The current witch hunt is sheer foolishness. Twenty years from now we will all ...

delOH: I agree with Doug's opinion. Additionally, it almost seems the media overlooks, for example, a guy like L.T. who admitted to cocaine use to ...

Grandblvd03: Steroid use no longer matters to the fans. If it did, the fans would boycott games. They don't. Legalize steroids and make the playing field...

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