Simply Fair: Sports Input

Athletics are a major leisure interest and hopefully an uplifting one. What about the conduct of athletes, coaches and managers that you have observed recently strikes you as exemplary or unfortunate fair or unfair?

Experiences for this category include:

  • Plushenko Demonstrates His Humanity at the Olympics

    By Doug Bedell

    Categories: sports

    Evgeni Plushenko, of Russia, ended his Olympic career after his back surgeries started causing him too much pain. "I think it's God saying, 'Evgeni, enough, enough with skating.'" In warming up before the short program, Plushenko fell on a triple axel and it felt "like knife in my back." Truly a...
  • A TV Viewer, Tiger and Fairness

    By Doug Bedell

    Categories: sports

    If we enjoy watching golf on television, we're all drawn into a controversy, considering the immediacy of the action we've been viewing. With a pond alongside the 15th hole at Augusta, it rankles in reading the transcript of a TV interview with Tiger after Friday's round to find him saying "I went...