June 22, 2016
Steve Sailer: Was the Juice on the juice?
Steve Sailer writes:
Seriously, the reason the conventional wisdom has such trouble making sense out of the Simpson story is because O.J. epitomizes how beloved blacks had become by American whites in the last third of the 20th century…and how often blacks then let whites down. (…)
For some reason, the possibility that Simpson’s supremacy might have stemmed from early use of steroids seldom comes up in trying to make sense of the Legend of O.J. The usual assumption among sports fans is that O.J.’s era was an Age of Innocence before steroids. But the more I look into the history, the more likely it seems that some heroes of my L.A. childhood were experimenting with performance-enhancing drugs.
Los Angeles was the center of the sports world in the 1960s, including track and field. Did that have anything to do with Muscle Beach being one center of early steroid expertise?