September 5, 2003

Give Athletes a Break

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I suppose this column is somewhat of a disclaimer. Before I launch off into another year of analyzing, praising and — more often than not — criticizing Cornell sports, I feel something needs to be said.

A sports journalist (and I’m using this term loosely for myself) must deal with the cold, hard facts of a team he or she (where are you Amanda Angel?) is covering. This usually puts a writer at the strict will of the win-loss column. The equation is simple: When your team wins, it receives good press and if it doesn’t, well