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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Steroids Hall of Fame: Sylvester Stallone

Rocky, Rambo, Cobra, and that dude who's mom might shoot you.  Yes Sly Stallone is a steroid user.

Excuse me, an HGH user.  Because it would be "naive" (his word) for me to lump HGH use in with Steroid use.  Afterall HGH will be legal and OTC in the coming decade.  It is just an amino acid with little to no side effects when used properly.  Yes folks that is the story Sly is selling, and boy can this man sell.  I'm not buying it.  You juiced to get jacked to film the last Rambo/Rocky movies, don't try to color it as anything other than that.  You're old and that does not justify cheating or cutting corners.

Now let's be fair to Sly, he does get it.  Drugs alone don't work, but again I say, "Then just do the work and let nature take care of it.  It will be more realistic, because it's REAL!"   He did work his ass off though, you have to for this shit to work.  I mean look at his moobs, you can tell he worked out to get them that high and tight, and you know the moment he stops he need one of those man-bras.

The other issue the competition one.  Who was he competing against you are wondering?  Daniel Craig and Christian Bale, you know the next generation of action stars.  You can look at Sly as the aging veteran who wants one last time in the spotlight and will do whatever it takes to get it.  Of course he was also the nobody who wanted wanted a shot at the spotlight and would do anything to get it, but that was over  30 years ago!  

He makes the SHOF due to the amount of money he has earned as a direct result of his drug use.  The guy could write, Rocky won an Oscar because it deserved one.  I wonder what we could have had from him if he choose a different path.

And it goes back to that, steroids are all this guy knows and the positive reinforcement America has given him because of his drug use will mean that we are not done with Sly.  I hope he does not end up like Lyle Alzado but I can't see him changing his ways at this point of his life.

You don't do this to your body at age 60 without paying a price for it.

Welcome to the club Sly.

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