Friday, June 27, 2008

Calling for Cheaters

Seriously, I'm looking for cheaters.

No, really. I'm beginning a project on cheaters and need your help.

Can you think of any athletic cheaters from movies, literature, or art... or from the professional or collegiate playing field? Cheaters in the middle ages? Cheaters from antiquity? Cheaters from the nineteenth century? Cheaters from last week? Cheaters from Europe, the U.S. or Micronesia? Stupid cheaters? Smart ones? Amusing ones? Fictional or real, well-known or obscure, I'm interested.

Please leave a comment and tell me about some of your favorite (or least favorite) cheaters.

6 comments:

Nathan said...
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Nathan said...

Okay, so.. I failed on the first comment. Apparently on the Sports Academic you wanted cheaters in athletics. Who could've known?

My favorite cheating would be back when the Tour de France was exciting and the participents used inginuity, mobs, trains, and nails instead of drugs. At least you knew that whoever won the race had truly earned it.

Dan said...

DANNY ALMONTE
1919 CHICAGO WHITE SOX
EAST GERMAN OLYMPIANS
TONYA HARDING
BEN JOHNSON
ROSIE RUIZ
SALÉ & PELLETIER
SPANISH PARALYMPIANS
TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLISTS (Most recent includes American Floyd Landis)
STELLA WALSH
Article:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/top10/cheats.html

Joe Niekro
David Robertson
Fred Lorz
Dora Ratjen
Ali Dia
Boris Onischenko
Article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/columns/story?id=2039471

Derek said...

Didn't some figure skating judges cheat and that changed who won the gold medal?

Colin said...

How about Pete Rose?

Shantal said...

The coach in Cool Runnings.
The "bad" guy in a Knight's Tale.
The green car in Cars.

Yeah... That's all I have for now - but at least I've posted on your blog once!