There is so much talking about the entire doping "scandal", really a big deal. <br><br>The usual consent is easy:<br><br>DOPING = EVIL, BAD, UNFAIR<br><br>I see it differently. <br><br>These professional athletes get everything. Fame and Fortune, to start with. All they have to do is to excite us with their performance. Why does it excite us? Because we wouldn't be able to come even close to what they can do. The greater that difference is, the more does it entertain us. <br><br>So I think these guys MUST take every single drug that increases their performance. They owe it to us, their (paying) audience. So even if it takes 20 years off their life spans - in it goes.<br><br>I expect pro athletes to ruin their bodies anyway. They are supposed to eat, drink, sleep, train and generally live for their sport. Why in the world should that kind of dedication stop at drugs?<br><br>People say doping sport stars make very bad examples for our youngsters, and that is a good point. The only one in sight, really! But professional athletes aren't a good example for our kids anyway. Chances are that the life of a kid will be a lot better if he/she learns intellectual skills rather than trying to make a living from sports - very few people can, in fact.<br><br>So I say forget all doping controls. Bring on the monsters. I want to see bike riders with legs like tree trunks, outperfoming the BMW motorcycles that the cameramen use. I want to see people that run so fast they need to change shoes eight times during a marathon (that they can finish in 90 minutes). I want to see basketball players that have to bend over in order to slam dunk a ball. <br><br>I think Lance Armstrong just turned into a looser and weakling because of his phony confession. The only thing he really regrets, obviously, is the fact that he wasn't smart enough and got caught. If he could do it all again, would he choose to be a looser, or dope + win? Of course he would dope. But he'd do it even more secretly. Come on, the guy would do ANYTHING to win. And there is nothing wrong with that. Winners are that way. <br><br>I despise him for not standing up for his true state of mind. That is not manly. He should have said: <br><br>"Yes, I did it. I had to. I'd do it again, any time. I will ignore every single rule in the world that stands between me and my triumph." <br><br>Now THAT would have been a manly statement. <br><br>Just my two cents.