Clearly the two biggest sports stories now are PEDs and Johnny Football's autograph-gate.
I ask this two-part question:
1) Which is a bigger story, media-hype wise? I think that's a draw.
2) But more importantly, which is really a bigger story in the long term?
Both stories might have tremendous long-term impact on sports.
Regarding PEDs, you are seeing many players supporting these bans and suspensions. You are seeing the union on board with the suspensions. Might this be the start of a bit of an in-house revolution to clean up the game?
Regarding Johnny Football, might these transgressions by a stupid, childish, selfish, self-centered, spoiled-brat "20-year old kid in college" be the impetus for a change in the NCAA's stance on "amateurism." There have been increasingly more common cries for changes in the NCAA's stance and the "exploitation" of college athletes.
Is it possible that these events will affect long-term change? Is it possible that the stories will eventually blow over and nothing will change?
I do think the biggest loser in the long run might be ARod. ARod's lasting legacy is crumbling by the day. His image is being crushed. Johnny Football... his image is taking a beating, but are NFL execs even sure he could play in the NFL?