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Purity in Professional Sports: The Implications of FIFA for American Sports Leagues

The Blazers Edge Podcast talks about Arron Afflalo, Wesley Matthews, and Robin Lopez but detours into the FIFA scandal and its implications for professional sports across the globe.

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This week on the Blazer's Edge Podcast we spend some time with Arron Afflalo, his contract option, and his potential trade value. We also discuss Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez as a tandem and dip into Tim Frazier territory. But we spend some time in the middle of the podcast talking about the FIFA scandals and its implication for professional sports. We actually didn't get all the way through the topic; it might merit a separate written article someday. But the question of whether any sport is pure (and in what ways sports can be consider pure) is an interesting one and we get a start on it here.

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on this. How pure do you expect professional sports to be, what kinds of impurities are you OK overlooking, and where's the line that indicates things have gone too far for you to accept? Join us in the conversation.

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--Dave / @DaveDeckard@Blazersedge