Unfortunately it’s not just sports where the mentality “whatever it takes” has taken hold in our society.
True. I agree. But in sports, where do you draw the line? In sports, those on the receiving end can play it to their advantage as well. For instance, a linebacker can drive in for a perfectly clean hit. But, a quarterback can then duck his head, and take a shoulder pad to the helmet, at a crucial time in the game. If said quarterback is skilled at his deception, he can draw a 15 yard penalty with ease, the difference between winning and losing. In basketball, it is very common for a skilled defensive player to draw fouls. He only needs to be willing to take the hit. It works both ways.