Jump to content

We've recently updated our software. Please report any issues you may experience.

thesteelhurtin

Mobie about Mike Webster filming soon

Recommended Posts

Dont see any Baltimore colts on the list of dead from the 70's because of roid useage

I seem to remember a certain actor dieing recently and he was right around the age the few Steelers who died were. Also the 80s is when steriod usage was at an all time high after being started in the late 50s.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I seem to remember a certain actor dieing recently and he was right around the age the few Steelers who died were. Also the 80s is when steriod usage was at an all time high after being started in the late 50s.

 

Bubba Smith retired before the roid era really took off, he retired in 1976.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Bubba Smith retired before the roid era really took off, he retired in 1976.

look im not denying some of the Steelers mainly if not only the offensive line was roiding up but if you think every team didn't have a few juicers you're kidding yourself. The NFL obviously wasn't too concerned since they didn't ban them until when 89 and they was inly because they were pretty much forced to
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Every team did but some much more than others.

 

This is the first link in google when I searched nfl teams 70's steroids.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/232404-the-steelers-steroids-and-profound-misconceptions

 

"It started, really, in Pittsburgh. They got an advantage on a lot of football teams. They were so much stronger (in the) '70s, late '70s, early '80s. They're the ones who kind of started it." - stated Haslett

Haslett (an admitted steroid user himself) carries respectable NFL credentials and admits to one year of steroid usage immediately after being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1979...not as a Steeler.

Haslett further commented:

"You had so many people using them because they were legal." Haslett went on to say "that when he played in the NFL, steroid use was rampant because the league had no policy banning such drugs" and he estimated nearly half the players were taking them. (Haslett says '70s Steelers made steroids popular in NFL).

The 4th link

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=fleming/110127

 

 

The end of the Steelers' amazing run in the 1970s came a full decade before the NFL banned steroids. Nevertheless, there has been widespread speculation that the first part of the Steelers' dynasty is tainted in some way by the fact that it helped popularize steroid use in the NFL. In the 1991 book "False Glory: The Steve Courson Story," the former Steelers offensive lineman wrote that 75 percent of the offensive linemen on the Steelers' Super Bowl teams in the late 1970s had used steroids.

5th article

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3832996

There is no indication that Rydze provided the undetectable performance-enhancing drugs he bought to players. But a number of news reports, player interviews and books have long suggested that the Steelers were among the earlier teams to use steroids, which weren't banned by the NFL until 1989, on a widespread basis.

 

 

So stop deluding yourself.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Every team did but some much more than others.

 

This is the first link in google when I searched nfl teams 70's steroids.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/232404-the-steelers-steroids-and-profound-misconceptions

The 4th link

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=fleming/110127

5th article

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3832996

 

So stop deluding yourself.

so what you're saying is they broke no rules. Also it started in the 50s and Haslett didnt come to the team until what 79 so how the hell does he know what went on before that.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I never said they broke the rules. Could be that Haslett walks in the door and is told this is how things are kid. When I did the search I was shocked the Raiders didn't pop up.

The Steelers won more then the Raiders did so they have the bigger target. Athletes are always going to try to gain and edge over their opponent and im sure there are performance enhancing drugs out there rught now the NFL cant detect. PEDs will always be part of the game.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the HGH test would blow the NFL away if they get the test done. Humans do not look like what most of the guys in the NFL look like normally.

yeah a 300 pound man isn't supposed to run sub 4.7 in the 40 and it happens more and more. I know medicine has come a long way but the recovery time for some of these players is absurd. They are saying Valesco might be ready foe a team by training camp and he tore his Achilles in week 15.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...