Politics Magazine

Sports Notes

Posted on the 20 January 2013 by Erictheblue


The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.  The human drama of facing off with Oprah Winfrey.

Meanwhile, what's this crazy business with Notre Dame's linebacker?  Where I went to college, it was losers like me who had imaginary girlfriends.  The football players had real ones, and they tended to be desirable, like the Alabama quarterback's. 

I suspect it was all some hare-brained scheme to create a buzz and win the Heisman Trophy.  A linebacker needs a cancer tragedy to compete with quarterbacks and ball carriers.

Back to Lance Armstrong, the all-American liar.  After beating cancer, he persisted with the chemotherapy, and won the Tour de France seven times.  Turns out, however, that even a cancer survivor can be a pugnacious cheat.  It's cancer that links these stories as much as sport.  Everyone loves a good cancer story but it may be that the true ones don't make good copy.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

Paperblog Hot Topics