As I was thinking about last year and many of the sports headlines that riveted my attention, I couldn’t help but notice a pattern.
2013 could’ve been dubbed “The Year of the Lie”. It was a year that saw Lance Armstrong admit to lying about doping. We saw Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te’o admit that his cancer stricken online girlfriend was fabricated by a “confused” man who had fallen in love with the Notre Dame linebacker. We saw Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens get passed over for the Baseball Hall of Fame. We heard allegations of more than 600 fixed soccer matches internationally–including the World Cup. We saw a Miami-based performance enhancement drug clinic lead to suspensions of star Major League Baseball players like Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Ryan Braun.