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Cheating bothers us, but not enough to walk away from the games

Originally Published: August 9, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

We're in a complicated relationship with the athletes we love.

They're cheating on us. We know it. We don't like it. Yet we keep coming back to them.

We'd like them to do better. We'd like to trust them completely. We'd like those golden moments of ecstasy and awe at the stadium not to be sullied by nagging doubts about the performers' fidelity. But even if they don't change their ways, we'll always be there for them.

That's the message SportsNation has broadcast in ...

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