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$3,000,000 witch hunt

http://www.star-telegram.com/highsch...ry/735867.html

Well it looks like the politicans of our great state have once again found a way to waste 3 million of our tax dollars. I'm all for drug testing, but at what point do you come out with damage controll and say maybe we could spend this money a better way. For those too lazy to read the article it states that out of the 10,000 students tested for steriods in highschool sports only 2 came back with positive results. Of course our great leaders claim next year they plan to test 40k to 50k students. Hey maybe then they will find 10 students juicing up.

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2? NBC 5 just stated 4......news organizations should really read the same results on subjects if they are going to report it.

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So? I don't want my son on that shit when he's playing high school sports. I also don't want it around him, nor do I want him to have a disadvantage against the others. I don't have a problem with it. I seen $3million spent on worse things. I'm glad that it can show the students how much we're willing to spend on their well-being. I'm not a big advocate for big government, but with children, intervention, to some degree, is needed. Besides, it's a PUBLIC school and they don't have to play the sports anyway.
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So? I don't want my son on that shit when he's playing high school sports. I also don't want it around him, nor do I want him to have a disadvantage against the others. I don't have a problem with it. I seen $3million spent on worse things. I'm glad that it can show the students how much we're willing to spend on their well-being. I'm not a big advocate for big government, but with children, intervention, to some degree, is needed. Besides, it's a PUBLIC school and they don't have to play the sports anyway.

Well I hope that you would play a big enough role in your sons life that you would know if he was taking something. The signs are very easy to see. I beleive any coach worth his weight can spot the signs of a young athlete taking the juice. Compound this with parent involvement and that is a pretty big deterrent in my opinion. I also think that plenty of money gets spent on Highschool sports as it is. I went to a highschool where football was king. Our stadium would rival most medium size colleges complete with astro turf and sky boxes. When you break it down out of the 10k students tested 2 were found positive and that equals 0.00019% or $1.5 million spent on each positive result. I'd love to see a money trail and find out what labs got the contracts to do the testing and how are they connected to officals in state government.

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Only 2 out of 10,000. I remember when I was in HS there where around 4-5 on the juice just in baseball not counting the other sports that was in 98.

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rofl I just graduated from Southlake and I know for a fact there are quite a few people on the juice

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Anyone who knows anything about steroids will tell you this is a complete waste of money for a lot of reasons.
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I went to a highschool where football was king. Our stadium would rival most medium size colleges complete with astro turf and sky boxes.
Pffft... They must have played at Alamo Stadium.

My old school district's new stadium. Same turf as Reliant Stadium. The arena that is attached to it seats 8500 and is home to the AFL's Texas Copperheads. Ironically the one this one replaced was the exactly the same architecture and size as when I went to SWTSU in the early 80s. Was like I never left HS. 3 mil for drug testing ain't shit.






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Pffft...

My old school district's new stadium. Same turf as Reliant Stadium. The arena that is attached to it seats 8500 and is home to the AFL's Texas Copperheads. Ironically the one this one replaced was the exactly the same architecture and size as when I went to SWTSU in the early 80s. Was like I never left HS. 3 mil for drug testing ain't shit.
You know that has more to do with the way the Robin Hood plan works than anything else.
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[QUOTE=01WhiteCobra]Pffft... They must have played at Alamo Stadium.

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LOL not quite. I actually went to a school that won state championships lol.

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[QUOTE=FreightTrain][QUOTE=01WhiteCobra]Pffft... They must have played at Alamo Stadium.

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LOL not quite. I actually went to a school that won state championships lol.
haha. Must be a Converse Judson boy.

Alamo Stadium is massive, like 20K capacity massive. My HS stadium and college stadium sat 11K. But then again that was 20 years ago but we would still sellout 1/2 the games in HS.
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You know that has more to do with the way the Robin Hood plan works than anything else.
Probably. Along with the 80MM in bonds the voters accepted.

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Pffft... They must have played at Alamo Stadium.



haha. Must be a Converse Judson boy.

Alamo Stadium is massive, like 20K capacity massive. My HS stadium and college stadium sat 11K. But then again that was 20 years ago but we would still sellout 1/2 the games in HS.

Yeah I went to Judson. What is crazy is the amount of fan fare that school pulls in. They draw numbers for the alumni to see if your lucky enough to be a season ticket holder and what seats you get. Currently they are in the process of building an entire new stadium. They tore the old one down at the end of last years football season and they are praying that it will be finished by the start of this year's season. The biggest blow to the Rocket program came when they finally broke down and built a new highschool. Of course now they only have half the number of kids to choose from. When I was in highschool a few years back my graduating class was over 1100 students with an entire highschool population right under 6k.

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Yeah I went to Judson. What is crazy is the amount of fan fare that school pulls in. They draw numbers for the alumni to see if your lucky enough to be a season ticket holder and what seats you get. Currently they are in the process of building an entire new stadium. They tore the old one down at the end of last years football season and they are praying that it will be finished by the start of this year's season. The biggest blow to the Rocket program came when they finally broke down and built a new highschool. Of course now they only have half the number of kids to choose from. When I was in highschool a few years back my graduating class was over 1100 students with an entire highschool population right under 6k.
Oh yea, Judson has been bad ass for many years. We knew of Judson in Houston and they were always making the playoffs, even back then, when making the playoffs wasn't the joke it is now. I compare making the playoffs in HS football these days like trying to make the NHL playoffs.

Every time Cy-Fair got to be decent they'd put up another HS and dilute the teams. They started getting good again in the late 80s and then went on a massive HS building campaign. My parents live at the same house as when I went to HS and depending on the year, I would have gone to 3 different HS in the past 25 years.

Kind of hard to put together a decent team when you shuffle the kids around that much.

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Well it looks like the politicans of our great state have once again found a way to waste 3 million of our tax dollars. I'm all for drug testing, but at what point do you come out with damage controll and say maybe we could spend this money a better way. For those too lazy to read the article it states that out of the 10,000 students tested for steriods in highschool sports only 2 came back with positive results. Of course our great leaders claim next year they plan to test 40k to 50k students. Hey maybe then they will find 10 students juicing up.
Only 2 positives!

Hell, to me that means, there is no problem with high school students using steroids or the testing program was a complete failure.

Of course others think different:
Speaking for Flynn, Franks said the low number of positive tests so far are proof that steroid use can be deterred through a fear of being caught.

“It’s evidence that by testing, it’s a threat sent to those student athletes,” Franks said. “They’re less likely to use steroids if they believe there’s a chance they can be one of those tested.”

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Probably. Along with the 80MM in bonds the voters accepted.

Bad ass stadium, arena and swimming pool.

Here is a pic from across the pond. Thing is freakin' massive.

Our HS went 5A this year. I expect that we'll be seeing a similar bond issue here soon.
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