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Gary Varvel

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  1. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Armstrong’s drug enhancing performance is but the tip of the iceberg. During his cycling wins he had to have been tested numerous times and was cleared for competition. So what about those that were complicit?
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    And that’s not all. Canadian Ben Johnson won the 1988 Olympic 100 M, failed a drug test, and was rightfully disqualified. The metal was given to Carl Lewis who had earlier failed three drug tests. Dr. Wade Exum from the U.S. Olympic committee later reports that 100 U.S. athletes, including Lewis, failed drug tests and should not have been cleared to compete. So was Lewis faster than Johnson, or did he just have more superior drug doctors and handlers?
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    Tiger Woods is a very good golfer, but was he as “legally” superior as his incredible record indicates, including winning a U.S. Open on a partially stress-fractured leg? His record since drug testing was implemented on Tour is good, but not dominating. I do smell a rat.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Re Tiger Woods…I wouldn’t know about any drugs but I was wondering…
    I had laser corrective surgery over 20 years ago and had “eagle-eye” vision in my right eye (i.e. better than 20/20) which is what I heard Tiger Woods has had, and more than once. Other golfers have had similar surgery. While Woods definitely had a good reason to have his vision corrected, is better than 20/20 vision not considered an unfair enhancement especially in golf?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I despise the drug war and all this drug testing which started under Reagan and the creeping fascism continue ever deeper into our former “Land of the Free.”

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    I hadn’t heard that about Tiger. I guess if he had laser surgery just to gain a competitive advantage, the procedure might be questioned. My guess is that “eagle eye” laser surgery would fall into a similar category as anyone getting eye glasses or contacts in the strength that works best for them for the job they are doing.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    I read AOL Weird News and Daily Snopes but the story of the imaginary girlfriend was in regular news and really weird.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    I can attest to the fact that he had LASIK. I agree that it is not an unfair advantage, but then again, I believe that using a golf cart does not create an unfair advantage, but the PGA had a hard time with this one, as one player (I forget his name) has a handicap that limits his ability to walk, and there was a lot of hand-wringing over it.

    I don’t play golf, myself. I figure life throws you enough aggravation for free. I see no value in paying to have more. But that’s why they make vanilla and chocolate….

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    No it started in 1914, Nixon just added to it. Yes that long.
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    Better being legal than what the ‘cure’ is doing to us and everyone else. Why do you think the cartels came into existence? Making it illegal. Now after 95 years of failure isn’t it time to end this insanity?

  8. thomas burgert

    thomas burgert said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Good question.

  9. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Obama had an imaginary girlfriend too….
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/05/obama-ny-girlfriend-was-composite-character-122272.html

  10. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    if everybody used he was still the best

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