The Urine Test of Credibility

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Add one to the list of things Pete can't do on drugs: Competitive fishing is off the table. In an effort to root out cocaine-fueled fishing, the National Federation of Anglers says pee before you play:

Competitors at last week's World Angling Championships were told to give urine samples or face losing their prizes.

Astonishingly, the tests—which they all passed—were made because officials fear stimulants could give cheats an unfair advantage by sharpening their reflexes when they get a bite.

The anglers' response? "Now it's a real sport!"

But, after his initial shock, the 39-year-old admitted he came round to the testing plan.

"I think it's a good thing," he added. "It gives the sport credibility because we are subject to the same anti-doping tests as other sports. At this level, we all take angling very seriously."

Via To the People.

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  1. Yeah, I’m sure a coked-up fisherman would be able to sit really still and quiet on a boat for extended periods of time. Feh.

    Astonishingly, the tests – which they all passed – were made because officials fear stimulants could give cheats an unfair advantage by sharpening their reflexes when they get a bite.

    These people clearly don’t understand how cocaine operates.

  2. Smacky…it’s clear they’re fuzzy on how fishing operates, too.

  3. Look naysayers, I bet peyote would allow these fishermen to become one with nature, thus allowing them to will the fish to take the hook. As someone who gambles millions a year on professional bass fishing, I have a problem with that.

    Okay, I know nothing about peyote or gambling, and haven’t fished freshwater in years. What do you want from an unpaid commenter? Rationality? Logic? The truth? Not-so-subtle pop-culture references? Hah!

  4. Is it legal to fish without a six pack?

  5. “Is it legal to fish without a six pack?”

    I believe that is a minimum requirement.

    The only thing I can add is that I prefer them peeing into a bottle to peeing in the rivers & lakes.

  6. Please, be fair, it’s not pee to play. I’m sure they have to pee after a day of fishing.

  7. Pity. I might watch ‘competitive’ fishing if I knew the participants were completely doped up.

  8. Coming soon to the Monopoly world championships…

  9. Speaking of urine testing:

    Have you guys seen the Toyota (I think) commercial where the kid asks his dad if he can borrow the truck? The dad says “sure”, then asks him to fill out some forms and show proof of insurance. Then he slides a piss cup towards his son and says something like “can never be too careful”. Sickening that you’d expect your child to submit to a drug test. How about spending enough time with your kids and talking to them about drugs so you know whether they’re imbibing or not. And is it the worst thing in the world if your 17 year old kid smokes a joint every now and then?

    Anyway, as for being coked up and fishing, I agree with smacky that that’s probably not going to give anyone an advantage, if they could even manage to sit still that long all jacked on blow. Now some speed, on the other hand, might allow you to do that, but definitely not coke.

    Not that I would know anything about that, of course.

  10. If you don’t have to pee in a cup for someone, you are an irrelevant punk. You don’t matter to society enough to even justify verification of your drug free status.

    Probationers are key to society. You clowns clearly aren’t.

  11. next up…tests for pot and adderall at video game competitions!

  12. …Then he slides a piss cup towards his son and says something like “can never be too careful”. Sickening that you’d expect your child to submit to a drug test…

    “sickening?” you know that’s supposed to be a joke, right?

  13. barneca – yeah, it’s supposed to be a joke…do you find it funny to have to pee in a cup? I certainly don’t. And the fact that piss tests have become so ubiquitous in this country is what really bothers me about the whole thing.

    It’s not making a commentary about how silly the whole concept is with the joke, it’s more of an affirmation that it’s ok to make someone take a drug test just to borrow a fucking car.

  14. barneca,
    The fact that a company can put it in a commercial and not recieve howls of outrage is evidence that it is a more than acceptable idea to the general populace.
    To highlight this observation, please review this Google Search. Remember how the markets work, if nobody buys it, nobody will sell it.

  15. u guys see that episode of entourage where turtle cant compete well at xbox cause hes not high on marijuana?

  16. Question of the day: If drug use is so bad it causes people to do really crazy things and die in gutters, why do we need random piss tests to find the users?

  17. They should be testing the bait. A little crack on those wax worms and it’s, Whoa, Nellie! All the bluegill you can eat. And that’s good eatin’!!!!!

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