I’ve said multiple times on this blog that I think the whole steroid argument is a bunch of crap.  Whether or not you believe that, there’s no denying the current situation with Lance Armstrong, when viewed against some other past instances, proves the typical American sports fan is a selective over-reactor when it comes to this subject.

To illustrate that point, this argument is broken into three distinct parts:

1) The Part Where We Feign Moral Outrage:

This part is defined by two words…Lance Armstrong.

Here’s a guy who we Americans elevated to hero status not because anybody gives a shit about cycling, but because he was good at pointing how much the French suck at everything.  They can’t even cheat properly.

In June 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Armstrong with having used performance enhancing drugs, and in August they announced a lifetime ban from competition as well…

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