In the wake of the "Steroid Era," Major League Baseball was criticized for its detachment from the obvious. While Sammy Sosa pulled fastballs over the Wisconsin border and Barry Bonds swelled up like a sponge soaked in Triple H, MLB callously celebrated the "return of baseball." If you look at the freakish physiques and rapidly advancing measurables of today's NBA and NFL stars, those sports seem to be similarly compromised.
It's not an athletic anomaly that all of a sudden guys are running 4.5s at 260 pounds. NFL and NBA writers are making the same mistakes now that baseball writers did in the '90s. And Roger Goodell pays lip service to concussions by fining hits, but hasn't done anything to address what could be a prevailing cause of head injuries in his sport.