Cheating in Sports
I am sure history is littered with similar cheats.
That American female sprinter.Posted 8 years ago
Grobelaar letting goals in.
Countless football players giving away penos at certain times.
Refs taking bungs
Cyclists ramming themselves with drugs
Weightlifters ramming themselves with even more drugs.
Eastern European athletes almost exclusively being on drugs.
Boxers throwing matches.
No problems nick. Sorry to be a pedant.Posted 8 years ago
These two occurances are disgusting and have damaged the name of the sport I love for a very long time. The way that DRs old cronies (Moore etc) are rallying around him and attempting to further villify Williams to take the pressure off him is a disgrace. Ban the f***er for life.
rose-tinted hindsight I think, although as the stakes get higher the behaviour's likely to exaggerate
"pretty ordinary behaviour" in cricket is fairly well-established – like the bodyline ashes series, whenever that was
footy – diving's just the "new" cheating; previously it was kicking players off the pitch (which is how diving came about I suppose)
rugby – not my sport but, in the 2 games I played aged about 17 I saw enough "dirty" play to convince me that it's rife. What's so bad about feigning injury in a game that seems largely devoted to inflicting injury?
F1 – I've a feeling that gamesmanship is WELL established there. It's just the getting caught bit. All those "racing incidents" & pitlane near misses …
Oh' and Tom Simpson (et al) ?Posted 8 years ago
Neil Back, cheat? never 😀Posted 8 years ago
IMHO skullduggery at the bottom of a ruck is one thing, popping blood capsules in your mouth is quite another. If williams wasn't such a poof, he'd have bitten his lip open.
This really needed addressing, the amount of props "injured" when their scrum was being pushed around the park was so obviously cheating.
To my taste, there is a difference between cheating to make yourself better, and pretending to be hurt when you're not.
Diving and blood capsules are unbelievably pathetic. Taking drugs is merely pretty pathetic.
I can understand why anyone would want to stand on a podium with everyone thinking they're incredibly fast and gifted. It's sad and hollow if that's done with drugs, but at least you get where you want to be in sporting terms.
Diving just makes everyone think you cry like a girl and ought to stick to netball when actually it didn't really hurt. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I think the solution to feigning injury in order to be substituted is easy – make that (any substituted) player miss the next game (or 2 or whatever)
Diving in footy is harder because they generally don't want to be taken off. If the dive is "spotted" then some form of punishment is easy enough but who's to judge – the lone ref there & then, or by video afterwards ? I reckon a video ref for big moments in big games – maybe allow each team 3 challenges per match like in tennis. If the review shows a chaet, award the same result but the other way (penalty against Arsenal in Eduardo's case, for example).Posted 8 years ago
Rolling around after the fact – just force the game to continue unless the manager requests a time-out (of which he has an allowance per match). Stops all the "fair play" morality bollocks about the team in possession stopping open play just because someone's crying.
How about, when someone goes down injured in football, the player that allegedly fouled them should have the option of a free stamp on the player who went down, but then be automatically sent off and banned from the next game?
People would stop diving pretty sharpish I reckon. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Is it me, or has sport (in general) suddenly become the place where anything goes? For memory over the last few months;
F1: Renault asking drivers to crash
Football: Chelsea's ban on transfers, Arsenal's Eduardo's diving.
Rugby: Bath "bloodgate"
Athletics: Half the Jamaican Sprint team taking drugs
Even Cricket over the summer with Ponting accusing the English team of "pretty ordinary behaviour" which in cricketing terms is a strong as calling your opponents cheating f&^5ers.
So, is anything we see on the telly real anymore? Was it always like this?Posted 8 years agomavistoMember
It's called 'professionalism'.
As an atheist I don't quote many things from the Bible, but one that seems to be holding true is;
"The love of money is the root of all evil" and by the way, the quote is correct.
And for all those people that think Tom Simpson was 'cheating', he wasn't. Unfortunately amphetamines and alcohol were widely used on the tour in those days and everyone knew about it. What Tom Simpson did might have been wrong but it was not illegal.Posted 8 years ago
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