If I have to listen to Gould,Hadley and Co talk about the great pall cast over Australian sport and the effect on our great nation by that press conference I will turn it up.Aparently the rest of the world can't sleep worryng about our highly paid heroes dabbling with the needle.This is the real beat up. Lets have a quick look at these world fans who are up in arms about our involvement in drugs. Ray Lewis just openly palyed in a superbowl on PE drugs.The game attracted billions of viewers,tickets are 1k minimum,sponsors climb over each other to get access,it costs 2 million a minute to advertise and it is the greatest show of American pride each and every year.Killers,rapists,drug dealers,drug users,cock fighters and steroid fuelled robots have all adorned the same stage and each and every Superbowl tells us no one cares. 120,000 people every second week turn up to 'The Big House"at Michigan State to watch 19 year olds play college football in a student game with a history of cheating and drug abuse which was capped nicely this year by a hall of fame coach being jailed for life for years of indecently dealing with and sexually assualting his charges. Baseballers earn up to 30 million a year,they play 4 or 5 times a week in front of 40,000 people and Roger Clemens,Mark Maguire and Sammy Soza adorn their hall of fame. An NBL star just tested positive to a steroid and receieved a ban of 5 weeks due to a strong players association.No one blinked an eye.I lived in Chicago and getting a ticket to the Bulls was like winning Lotto and nothing has changed.The same rapists,drug cheats and murderers strut their stuff on that fine stage as well. The Tour de France is a chemical fuelled lottery which is still watched by billions each year and attracts a one off payment by televison stations in the billions.Try to get a seat at a cafe in this country on saturday morning without tripping over a f...ing bike. European soccer is the international playground for match fixers and cocaine users with entire teams being found guilt of match fixing on a regular basis.The stadiums are not big enough to hold the crowds. Pakistani pacebowlers seemed to be required to go to jail for match fixing early in their careers as part of their national development scheme.The IPL will no doubt be infected and they will still hang from the rafters. In Korea in 1988 the entire field in the 100 metres tested positive and almost every single champion tested positive since.Do you think those crammed into that London stadium to watch Bolt were afflicted by a lack of sleep due to the drug issue. And we are supposed to believe that the whole world is up in arms about this and all of the above world fans have given good old Aus the bullet.Give me a break.But it makes for a nice catch cry for the shock jocks. And locally ,on the one hand we hear that the whole thing is a total beat up with no factual basis and the public is angry as hell because they don't believe it is backed by fact - and in the next breath they wax lyrical about the irreperable damage to,in Gus Goulds words,"our great nation" despite the vast majority not believing it.They cant have it both ways. In actual fact the only thing keeping anyone awake is waiting for Round 1 to start. Our authorities should go hard at this simply because it is the right thing to do to try to protect athletes health and the integrity of our sport even if we are fighting against the tide.Lets just get on with it without the scaremongering about the end of Australia's sporting reputation and political pointscoring .I hope they go hard and give the cheats plenty but in the end it wont stop me going to Brookie with my kids. Any improvement in the fight gainst drugs is to be applauded but people will watch sport because it is in our DNA and we love our tribalism.And if we watch it dont worry,good old OAK YOGHURT will sponsor it and Channel Nein will pay to cover it despite the horse**** from Hadlee and Bourbon Beccie How many do you think will be at Suncorp on March 8?