First, I would like to point out that the debate says "Professional Athletes." High schoolers taking steroids is a completely different debate than this one.
Anabolic steroids are a substance that boosts your testosterone levels in your body. There are different kinds of steroids that have different effects on your body. Some increase your stamina, others your muscle mass, and so on. These substances are like other kinds of technology we see on the sports field. For example, a shoe that increases running speed, or a swimsuit that increases your aerodynamical position and your ability to freely move all your limbs. These are both examples of technology on the playing field, just like steroids. Taking steroids is just like drinking a protein shake, it increases your athletic ability, and it should be allowed in professional sports.
It is unfair for athletes to take drugs. It is like getting a free 48 hour workout by just taking a pill. You get into professional baseball or any other sport because you practiced hard, and that you are good. Protein shakes are like eating healthy. That's what people have to do to stay fit. In steroids there are many chemicals to boost what ever it boosts. It is just unreasonable to have steroids legal in professional sports.
I would have to disagree with you there. You are correct that steroids is getting a free 48 hour workout, and that is precisely why it should be legalized. From what I see in your argument, you are saying that it is about having the skill through practice. In a professional sports team, it is all about getting into the championships or the playoffs or whatever the finals are. Sports are not about leveling the playing field. In all sports, everyone is different. There are short people, tall people, light people, heavy people. We are not going to level the field by making everyone 5' 10" and 220 lb. It just isn't going to happen.
You also agree that taking steroids are like getting a free 48 hour workout. If you know that, then how is it fair. Sports are all about building up skill by PRACTICING. It's not the race to see who can take the most pills so they can be stronger, faster, more stamina, etc. If you could take a pill and you'll be better every day, then sports would be a joke.
Sports are not about the practices. If they were, then they would be televised a lot more. What matters are the games. Those are what everyone wants to see. If a professional athlete took the right amounts of the right kinds of steroids, then his game performance would be better and the team would do better. If I were a coach, I would allow my players to do just that so we could beat the other team.
I really don't think you understand. Steroids have packed chemicals to boost whatever it is boosting dramatically. That means that I could just take steroids and be the best baseball player alive. Taking steroids are like robots playing each other. Would you watch a game with people being perfect by taking pills? Probably not.
Well, I would certainly like to see a match with people at their maximum potential. It would basically be seeing the best of the best in the match of the century. It would be amazing to watch. The game would not be like watching robots play, either. Considering the fact that sports players have brains that they use on the field, the match would be very different than what you propose.
I'm surprised that you haven't made the argument that 'steroids are dangerous for athletes so they shouldn't use them'. Well, just so you don't use that in this final round, I am going to clear this up. If steroids were legalized, then they would actually be safer. Why? Because it would be done under the guidance of a doctor who can monitor how the athlete is doing with the steroids. The reason it is so dangerous now is because athletes don't know the right amount to take, so they overdose and die.
Thank you for being my first opponent. I really enjoyed this debate.
That was my finish up but i'll just do another debate reason. Steroids can cause abnormal hear rates, high blood pressure, hormone disorders, heart growth,abnormal muscle growth and in some cases male breast growth. This is why they are banned. I loved this argument. Thank you for your time.