Last updated on: 1/7/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Giltz Biography

Title:
Freelance pop culture and politics writer
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“I think cheaters are losers. I think sports like baseball are a lot less fun when some players have an unfair advantage. I hate to think of my team winning with the help of cheaters. I hate even more to think of kids in high school and the minor leagues risking their health and dignity by breaking the law to cheat because they believe if they don’t they’ll never make it to the majors. I don’t boo my own team, but I don’t applaud when Jason Giambi’s name is in the lineup and I wish he were traded, however nice a guy he may be on a personal level. I just don’t like cheaters. And people using PEDs [performance enhancing drugs] don’t make a one-time mistake or suffer a slip of the tongue, the sort of thing anyone might make and be forgiven for. They choose actively and aggressively to cheat for months and years at a time and they sometimes reap millions by doing so. I hate cheaters…”

“Mitchell Report: America Loves Cheaters,” The Huffington Post, Dec. 12, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Has contributed pop culture and politics articles to The Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, The Advocate magazine, the New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, Out magazine, Premiere magazine, New York magazine, USA Today, the Denver Post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Weekly Standard, and Disney’s Adventures
  • Has made guest appearances on MSNBC, nationally syndicated radio programs, Sirius satellite radio sports and gay channels, NPR Boston, and French, German and Basque television
  • Creator of the blogs fiveoclocklightning.blogspot.com and PopSurfing.com
Education:
  • Attended University of Florida, 1984-1991
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?