New research conducted for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency finds that Americans rank the use of performance-enhancing drugs as the most serious problem facing sports today.Strangely enough, of the last ten posts I published, my human growth hormone (hGH) post was by far the least viewed. It brings up an interesting point though. I think baseball fans are much more interested in being upset with pharmacological cheating than with the actual effects of pharmacological cheating. I find this disappointing because the conversations would be much more interesting than the silly teeth gnashing we currently endure.
The USADA commissioned a study that surveyed about 9,000 Americans -- including adults, children, athletes, coaches and teachers -- to measure the impact sports has on values and culture in the U.S.
In a pure ethical sense, I can understand demonizing all cheating. However, there is a difference between cheating and getting no advantage vs. cheating and getting an advantage. Maybe that difference is merely a practical one, but I think that needs to be acknowledged.