XARK 3.0

  • Xark began as a group blog in June 2005 but continues today as founder Dan Conover's primary blog-home. Posts by longtime Xark authors Janet Edens and John Sloop may also appear alongside Dan's here from time to time, depending on whatever.

Xark media

  • ALIENS! SEX! MORE ALIENS! AND DUBYA, TOO! Handcrafted, xarky science fiction, lovingly typeset for your home printer!



Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 06/2005

Statcounter has my back

« World maps: The Internet | Main | Where books come from »

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Nice post drspib! You have big heart.

I keep wondering .... should UNC also forfeit the national championship it won with Jones as their point guard? While she certainly made bad individual decisions, what about the organizations (including sponsors) that drove her, rewarded her for her performances, and ultimately enabled and benefited from her cheating?


This is an excellent post, Spibster. It nicely gets at a lot of my own feelings about athletes and athletic competition these days. While I realize it's more complicated than a simple "They either cheated or not" mentality, in my everyday experience, it's not much more complicated than that. I now feel forced to watch all sports with an underlying hope that someone won't be exposed. It's hard to take as much joy in watching competition with such an ongoing suspicion at work.


Remember when you were little and your mom would make you say you were sorry ... and then she'd make you clean up the mess?

A lot of these please-forgive-me pleas seem to contain more regret at being caught than for the cheating. So, yeah, returning medals and titles is a good start.


It does make me wonder, again, about Lance Armstrong. He's a nice person who made vehement denials, like Jones. And the suspicions about him have been even more intense.


It's high time we raise the debate on legalizing performance enhancing drugs than merely pinning down athletes tested for using them.

The comments to this entry are closed.