In general, we here at RSBS have taken a hard line on the issue of PED’s. Although I can understand why the athletes feel pressure to partake in banned substances, they really have no place in the game.
We haven’t talked as much about the outside chicanery that sometimes makes its way into the game. Although it may be harder to get a gadget onto a basketball court or a football field, baseball is rife with examples of players trying to gain the upper hand. From the spitball to nail files to Kenny Rogers’ alleged goop, pitchers constantly seek out new ways to make the ball do things it shouldn’t. And batters combat that with innovations like Sammy Sosa’s infamous corked club.
However, all of these baseball shenanigans pale in comparison to Dubai’s current scandal. No, not Sex and the City 2. Something even more disturbing than Kim Cattrall thinking she’s still a sex symbol. Robot jockeys with tasers.
First of all, it’s bad enough that we’ve given up our jockeying privileges to robots. But then providing those robots with tasers? Yes, I’m sure the animal rights people are in an uproar (and I’m equally sure the Emiratis couldn’t give two sh—s) but there’s a much more fundamental issue here. Seriously, have you people not seen Terminator? SkyNet is just looking for an opportunity. Providing it with weapons, even stun guns, doesn’t help the situation.
I think we can all agree that tasers do not belong in the metallic hands of robot jockeys. Let’s put our tasers back in the hands of those who actually deserve them: security guards on college campuses.