Friday, May 30, 2008

Sex, Drugs and Drugs

Some 21-year-old pitcher from Georgia Tech died of a heroin overdose about six weeks ago. I didn't hear about this until today, when I read the medical examiner's report on It got me thinking, though...

1. Why would a 21-year-old college athlete mess around with H? Not to make light of the situation, but isn't college a pretty good time for a Div. 1 athlete? Aren't weed and beer and 19-year-old white girls enough?

2. The terms pothead and cokehead have been part of our lexicon for many many decades, but why doesn't it apply to other drugs? For instance, you'll never hear anyone say, "Oh, that Andy, he's just one of those heroinheads."

Enjoy your weekend.

-Brad Spieser (