They started to realize pit bull owners taking their dogs to their neighborhood park to partake in illicit dog fighting. When the dogs would finish fighting they would release the dogs on the town to terrorize innocent people. They decided to move from the Bronx after their neighbors dog was mauled by a pit bull that was loose. Anderson believes that all pit bulls are born with an innate aggressive behavior. He also believes that pit bulls are causing problems on all public properties (Anderson).
Steroids in Sports In my opinion, the initial reason a person starts to play any sport is to either to have fun or mainly to emulate their favorite sports figures. So many kids want to swing a bat like Barry Bonds, or rush the football like Jamal Lewis, or play soccer like Pelle’. When I was younger, I wanted to tackle like Lawrence Taylor. Since these children like to do what they see their role models do, what happens if they find out that their favorite person boosts his skills by using illegal substances? Since there are a lot of impressionable minds out there, some of those little fans may be swayed to do the same when they get the chance to.
Fans have suffered through players’ strikes so they can make more money. They have started using “performance enhancing drugs” to get bigger muscles so they can out do their own teammates. Sports reports talk about how an individual won the game rather than the team winning the game. Integrity and teamwork need to start at the high school level of sports so these young athletes will know how it feels to work together as a whole. It will benefit them in all aspects of their lives, from school to family and that is something to be proud of.
Sportsmanship also helps us to understand each other better, because when we get along, we can listen to the other person's perspective, and see where they are coming from, and avoid a bad, possibly violent situation. Almost everyday on the news violence is reported at a sporting event, evidence of bad sportsmanship. Without sportsmanship there would be no sports, because no one would want to compete with a person who when they lost, would throw a fit, cry, and whine. Young athletes usually learn sportsmanship from an older person, like a parent, sibling, or, probably the most influential role model, a professional athlete on television. Unfortunatly many role models now days are planting the idea of gamesmanship, instead of sportsmanship into the heads of young athletes.
It's been proven that athletes performance have increased due to steroid use, thus many young athletes are following these steps taken by their idols. Therefore, steroids have brought to many users painful effects and in some cases even death. Background Information In today's sports world, many aspect of playing a sport have been innovated for the great cause. Though one thing that damages the sport is the... ... middle of paper ... ...ford to pay for their youth to go to university. Getting a scholarship is one of the ways”(1).This being important because the parents in many cases pressure the teen to excel in sports and sometimes hard work and dedication doesn't function and then resulting in most cases for teens to choose the method of using steroids.
“Doping” that is the termed used for Performance Enhancing Drugs which is a very big concern in professional sports today. These drugs are used to increase strenght and weight, they also improve the athletes endurance so they can have more time on the field.In all sports these drugs are illegal for the simple fact it is consider cheating; some argue that they should be allowed to use these drugs. That is not true. The law of sports is honesty, and that’s not honest if drugs are required to win. These athletes are role models for the younger generation watching them, and if these athletes are caught using performance enhancing drugs then inducted into the Hall of Fame.What does that show for our younger generation?
The world around us involves cheating to get or look good. Athletes and teens are doing the same thing, injecting and swallowing a drug that is part of their everyday lifestyle. Lost in a world of drugs that won't put them in the Hall of Fame but in the Hall of Shame. Influence by pressure and appearance to do well is a way described as putting your reality upside down. Steroids have become an athletic advantage to those becoming the best.
The kids look up to the athletes for all the good things they also get influenced by the bad things that they do. For example when Michael Phelps smoked marijuana it was all over television and the news. So when a young kid that looks up to Phelps sees him doing this that child might think that smoking marijuana is okay sin... ... middle of paper ... ...ussell Wilson." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 18 Aug. 2013.
Conclusion In brief, steroids should be legalized in professional sports for they can make the games a more exciting experience for society. Also, if all the athletes took steroids all the players would play equally. Sports fans can see who truly is the best player and their true potential. Under proper doctor supervision, steroids can be injected safely. Steroid doping and other have become the biggest scourge of professional sports leagues, and that’s why it may be time they were made legal.
Schools need to have drug tests for student athletes because drugs effect relationships, using drugs have consequences, and lastly they have a major effect on the body. Not drug testing student athletes will affect the relationships that the student athlete has with others. The team that the athlete is on will be one of the largest groups of relationships that will be affected. Being on a team is like a family and a family requires teamwork. Family and teamwork requires every member to work together and get along.