Does anyone know if the 'athletes'* on The World's Strongest Man are required to take drug tests to screen for steroids and other performance enhancers??
I was watching the 2007 final from CA on ESPN the other night and I noticed that some of those guys are unreasonably massive. I just say in thier defense that I only noticed the tell-tale steroid signs on 2-3 of the men. Those signs being back/neck acne, young men balding, overacting-over intensity...among others. Some of the men do look like they only lift. Other look like they sit in a hospital bed with a fuckin anabolic steroid dripping into one arm and crystal meth into the other.
The reason I put atheletes in quotes is because I'm not sure I would consider them athletes. The vigorus training and sacrifices do make them athletes. But the over-weight ones who just grunt and throw a keg 50ft in the air...probably after drinking it..... don't seem to fit the common description. Kobe is an athlete. A 350lb 5'8" monster is something else entirely.
I've always thought that most of those dudes are probably compensating for the lack of something...... most likely the lack of penis vigor, the shriveling of testes and the sheer disgusting-ness of a sweaty overweight bafoon. Though I'm sure their all nice guys...