Re: 8 straight quarters of Colts defense playing Pats and not a penalty...
posted at 11/17/2009 1:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: 8 straight quarters of Colts defense playing Pats and not a penalty...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 8 straight quarters of Colts defense playing Pats and not a penalty... : So doctoring the ball in baseball, is that cheating or a rules violation?? You are splitting hairs. From Webster's Online Dictionary : Cheating intransitive verb 1 a : to practice fraud or trickery b : to violate rules dishonestly <cheat at cards /> <cheat ing on a test> VIOLATE RULES..... RULES VIOLATION???? So if you just swap the two words then they're not the same I guess?
Posted by DFree93HOF[/QUOTE]
can I clarify something? Cheating
is an act of lying
, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one's own interest, and often at the expense of others, 
Cheating implies the breaking of rules
. The term "cheating" is less applicable to the breaking of laws
, as illegal activities are referred to by specific legal terminology such as fraud
. Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less
, often used when referring to marital infidelity
. A person who is guilty of cheating is generally referred to as a cheat
(British English), or a cheater
Please note in order for cheating to occur an unfair advantage has to take place. So if no unfair advantage took place cheating didn't occur. Since the rule violation was taping from the wrong spot and taping from other spots are legal then no unfair advantage took place.
I think even you have to agree that no one ever thought the PATS tape from the wrong spot, they never used the tapes during the game being played and thus never gained a unfair advantage. They could have gotten tapes form other sources and taped from other areas that would have given them the same information--just like every other teams could have.
NOW ENOUGH WITH DEFINNING RULE VIOLATION AND CHEATING. THERE IS ONLY ONE TEAM THAT CHEAT AND THAT THE ONE THAT BOT THE REFS SUNDAY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!