- Feb 13, 2006
- Somewhere NE
- 2013 Taurus Ltd
I think sport, as in sport is pretty much dead. None of those competitions are about athletic performance anymore, the sport has been turned into a business and as with any such venture the important thing is the bottom line. Oh sure, sponsors might get on their high moral ground every now and again, but that's only when the cat's out of the bag. Otherwise, they prefer to ignore it because all they care about is the end result. I hardly even blame the riders, the pressure to perform is beyond enormous, I'm sure.That's the very thing that ruined it for me, you know: I simply cannot admire their achievements anymore.
Everytime I see someone climb up that hill in front of all others, I cannot help but think "Yeah, right... surely he's full of drugs to be able to do that".
That said, I don't really care. I'm rarely following these things to admire achievements, I do so for the spectacle and excitement of a fight. Professional athletes at the top are not heroes, they're employees. If one wants/can race "clean" more power to him, but it make no difference to me. When I want to watch actual sports, I go see the amateurs who do it just because.