Bronson Arroyo and the Very Bad Analogy

I’ve been wanting to write some college football articles and whatnot to get back into the swing of things, but this struck me as so unabashedly unintelligent I had to say something.

USA Today has an article about how Bronson Arroyo takes supplements that aren’t on baseball’s approved list. My opinion? He has hasn’t tested positive yet, so he’s probably fine as long as he’s not taking actual PEDs. However, his particularly poor choice of an analogy at the end of the article, well:

“[Taking the supplements] might be dangerous,” he says, “but so is drinking and driving. And how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

Look, I don’t particularly care what you do to yourself. But I would guess”drinking and driving isn’t as common as he thinks, and to say something like that raises some interesting questions about his own driving behavior. At any rate, it’s an unbelievably stupid thing to say, even if there weren’t a slate of high-profile athletes involved in DUI incidents every year.

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