10:38 AM yesterday
commented on The Saturday Morning News
#4 - this isn't surprising:
1) The viewing public expects nothing less than ultraviolence.
2) The game itself is brutal and the season is long.
3) Steroids are the most effective (short term) means to recover from injury.
4) Players have a limited window to earn a living. Their pay may well be contractually guaranteed through injury but their earning potential is nonetheless jeapordized.
The incentives to use PEDs are structural, no?
commented on America Doesn't Care About Black People
@55. No argument there. Social work in the U.S. is a piecemeal solution at best. That said, Andrew S. supports his arguments with unsubstantiated statistics and imples that behavior can be accurately predicted and/or explained in purely racial or ethnic terms.
commented on The Ideology of Meat
Which makes sweeping generalizations about the communal act of distributing the spoils a compelling literary device; and fair game in the discussion about the evolution of human communities...
but pretty unconvincing comparative anthropology...