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Friday, August 31, 2012

Doping: It’s Just Part Of The Game

Doping?  NPR?  Long words and meta-discussion?  Primer gold!

Now my proposal is this: doping is a violation of this latter kind. Doping does not put you outside the game in the way that driving to the finish line of a running race would. Doping is more like the unclean slide or the bean ball. It may be cheating, but it is cheating that is intelligible and motivated internal to the game, it is cheating that is consistent, in so many ways, with the spirit of self-actualization, creativity, and achievement that is the mark of all sports. Any athlete committed to being the best he or she can be, to going to new heights, is going to need to be willing to take risks of this kind.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 31, 2012 at 03:41 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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