I like watching some sports but that's as far as it goes. It's like movies - do I like them? Sometimes. Do I care if the actor is stoned? No. Do I care if he/she does steroids? No. In the big scheme of things, of important matters, this is not a big issue. It's not about the sports... this is two-themed:
1. Role Models
I've already outlined my opinion on celebs being role models. What a society we've become that relies on famous people for what - guidance? What about people we know? Good Lord.
If someone wants to cheat, how can you stop them? It says more about them than the others. You will ALWAYS get cheaters. That's just human nature. One rule I learned as a mom was "Don't forbid something you can't enforce", and obviously ARod wasn't enforceable. Someone does a urine test for him or does the switch or changes the numbers... somewhere down the line there'll be an opportunity to cheat the system. People do it all the time on their taxes, their insurance claims, etc. Why is this any different? It's just the way some people are wired. Like you're not going to prevent every murder, either, no matter what you do.
So, let's learn to live with it. That's all I'm saying, and NO, again, sports is a big issue for me. I love to watch, but I could give a **** if the winning slalom racer is using steroids. Even if he beat my son, XXX. Whatever. My son XXX had the choice, too, and chose not to... doesn't make him better or stupider. Like we're not all up against this kind of thing in everyday life?