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Shapley wrote: That's one of the things I hate most about football. They don't have faith in their referees. Part of the fun of sport is arguing with the ref, knowing that you have no power at all to alter his decision. Kind of like cursing the darkness.
Andy Warton wrote:I honestly don't think either of us can benefit from this discussion any further; if only one of us believes that there is morality in sport (and I do, despite your - frankly insulting - allusion to some sort of conscious naivety on my part) then we simply aren't going to agree on anything important.
And again, I must ask - however bad doping is now, how is abandoning these laws going to improve anything? It may be a recognition of the state of sport today; but it's also a dangerous move, both in terms of health of the athletes, and of the morality and sense of fair play which I (and any good sportsman) believe is integral to sport.
only one of us believes that there is morality in sport (and I do
Giant Communist Robot wrote:only one of us believes that there is morality in sport (and I do
Hey! Arguing from different premises here? ...Andy's 'sportsmanship in sports' idea looks a little suspicious to me. I think I smell an upper-crust meme to separate the elite from the working class. But I could be wrong.
Selma wrote:I find him charming and expect that he's going to be a magnificent man in just a few years
Andy Warton wrote:... but who told you I wore panties???
Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote: Does your side of the pond still use "knickers" for the expression?
I just find it odd that the league is against performance-enhancing drugs yet show commercials for Viagra at every opportunity
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