Imagine, if you will, a professional sport that penalizes the entire team when a player engages in disgraceful conduct. Imagine if the Atlanta Falcons organization was simply not allowed to play next season.I know, I know. There's too much money involved and it's never going to happen. But think about the impact it would have on the entire archipelago that is professional sports today. Scouts would instinctively avoid 'problem' players, seeking well-rounded and cool tempered athletes. Coaches at the junior high and high school level would have to push conduct and ethics and real achievement, instead of winning at all costs, on their players.
So Vino and Landis and so many more are killing the sport of cycling, but the Tour's response to their misdeeds suggests a path to save sports in general.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Posted by shamanic at 7/24/2007 07:18:00 PM