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  • Underneath The Athletic’s Fiasco

    As someone born in the Fabulous Forties, I was brought up with the clear understanding that sports was mainly for fun and exercise. The idea of a “professional” sportsman/sportswoman just never came up. Competition enhanced sports, and at the end, the Trophy represented the ultimate prize. But with time...
  • Is this what sports have become?

    In sports, there are rules. The rules are designed to make the event as fair as possible to ALL the participants. The introduction of discretion gives power to a named official to decide or act without other control than one’s own judgment. In the greatest show on Earth, the...