We have lost our outrage over sports cheating

by Gary Shelton on January 22, 2015 · 2 comments

in Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays, University of Florida

Thursday, 3:48 p.m.

What happens when cheaters prosper? What happens when the rallying cry is “you've got to cheat us to beat us'' and they do?

What happens when we are all Patriots?

In sports, the biggest fear is not cheating. The biggest fear is losing. Compared with losing, cheating looks smart, sly, clever. Cheating looks committed. Losing looks stupid, and clumsy, and oafish.  And that perspective is all wrong.

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Jeffrey King January 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

At least Pete Rose never cheated as a player. I hope to be in Cooperstown the day that major league baseball recognizes the man for his accomplishments on the field as a player.

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Gary Shelton January 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

I hope you live that long.

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