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Tinsletooth
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J.ADAMS
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Should Steroids be legal in sports?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/28/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Tinsletooth

Pro

Anabolic steroids should be legal in all sports. I watch sports purely for entertainment. I would personally rather watch someone run a 100 meter dash in 6 seconds rather than 9. I would rather watch an intense MMA fight with more aggression and power and have some guy have his leg kicked in half and still be beating the other guy down while hes foaming out of his mouth because hes so hopped up on steroids. I would rather have some guy slap shot and have the puck go through the back of the net and stick into the wall. Everything would be a lot more entertaining.
J.ADAMS

Con

The thought that athletes using steroids would bring more entertainment value to sports is one that is wrong at every level. The fact is that steroid use has caused users of the drug to sustain physical and physiological damage after using anabolic steroids. Another sad fact is that children from high school age on have begun to use steroids to be more competitive and imitate professional athletes. Sports would be interesting enough if all athletes were just using their natural abilities.
Debate Round No. 1
Tinsletooth

Pro

Good points. I agree with you on the moral aspects. But people will do it anyways.

"Another sad fact is that children from high school age on have begun to use steroids to be more competitive and imitate professional athletes."

If kids in high school are being nearly professional. Then imagine how insanely amazing the professionals would be at the sports. It would be an entirely new thing. It would be like watching androids.

"Sports would be interesting enough if all athletes were just using their natural abilities." Interesting enough yes.. but is it the best it can be? no

even if they have like secondary leagues for steroids and normal ones would be nice.
J.ADAMS

Con

With all due respect, how far should we go? We have already surpassed the true meaning of sports, which is defined as activities where the physical capabilities of the competitor are the sole or primary determiner of the outcome. If we legalize steroids in sports we will cheat ourselves, our children, and our civilization. We must in fact root out the illegal use of steroids in sports to make the playing field level once again. At this point I have nothing to add about this point.
Debate Round No. 2
Tinsletooth

Pro

No no no. You have it all wrong society is cheating its self right now. If we give special sets of athletes permission to use steroids and keep it illegal to public unless you have a permate than sports would gain a ton of money and become even more entertaining. It would still be illegal all arround you would need a permate and it would just be alot more entertaining.
J.ADAMS

Con

J.ADAMS forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Tinsletooth 8 years ago
Tinsletooth
u 2 =D haaahahahaahaahahahhaha
Posted by KatyPerry 8 years ago
KatyPerry
You're really sexy Tyler. ;) I just wanna f*** you.
Posted by CiRrO 8 years ago
CiRrO
I'm Kevin. ^^ Idk why I just answered that. w/e
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
Who am I?....

There's no way I could know the answer to that.
Posted by Tinsletooth 8 years ago
Tinsletooth
Yes it is because I want it to be that way just like all the other arguments in the world someone wants something to be one way and another person opposes it. Thats how they work.

I am Tyler... who are you?
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
So it's because you want it to be that way.

Excuse me, who are you?
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