[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
I’ll just never understand why people care so much. [/quote]
Me neither. With so many internet “heros” who seem to spend the majority of their day obsessing over others’ achievements,… there has got to be plenty of better ways to make a name for yourself.
I wonder if this “Jeffrey King” is the same Jeffrey King who won the America back in the 80’s.
there’s whole blogs and websites dedicated to outing supposed steroid users! It weirds me out that someone would invest so much of their time speculating about whether some guy they’ve never met uses steroids.
I believe they are ploys to increase name recognition. Some guys compete in relative obscurity until there is speculation on whether or not they used steroids to achieve their physique.
A minor accusation sparks discussion, circulation of their photos and social media sites for study/examples/comparisons, and direct inquiries that can be used to spread diet and training knowledge. Of the camps of people denouncing, defending, and do not know, they are sure to gain firm supporters and fans, but most everyone will end up adding hits and subscriptions to their various pages and sites.
These things never end up being proven one way or another, so buzz around the person can go on for a while and spin off into other means of (undercover) marketing. If a person is smart enough, and knows how to work the boards and viewer expectations, they don’t need to resort to obvious self-promotion when there’s an audience already doing the work.