Kids juicing... what to do? Nothing, I guess Jan 6, 2019 21:01:49 GMT -6 via mobile
Post by biggus3 on Jan 6, 2019 21:01:49 GMT -6
CA, TX, and FL all have a lot more going for them, football-wise than proximity to narcotics trafficking routes. Especially Texas.
Memphis and Louisville are two of the largest hubs for drug trafficking in the nation, too, because it all goes through there to get distributed to the rest of the eastern USA. I don't see Louisville as hotbed of talent any more than any other major city and Memphis tends to be hit-or-miss with a lot of players who wash out due to academics or discipline.
Most narcotics traffickers are affiliated with South American cartels that usually don't deal in steroids and other PEDs, anyway. They see the market and profitability of those things as limited. Most PEDs go through licensed doctors or underground "labs" (which are usually just some guy with a table in his basement or kitchen) that get the powders in bulk from China and then just mix them with some sesame oil and put them in vials or stuff them into capsules. There is some smuggling from Mexico, but not much.
This reminds me of another recent thread where somebody said he couldn't believe that HS kids were bench pressing 300lbs or squatting 500, as if it was just unthinkable, because the kids he coached didn't do it.
Good to know about the manufacturing in the underground labs. Never knew that. I think the keys to our turn around wasn't the guys that we have pushing huge numbers, we have always had them. Rather it was the middle of the road guys going from squatting 315 ish to 400ish. Nobody that gets on the field is completely mismatched