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Of Fame and Virtue
Mark Dolliver’s comments about the virtues of sports heroes and the apparent lack of any merits accruing to Princess Diana must surely qualify him for the Mike Tyson Sensitivity Award [Takes, Sept. 8]. The idea that “Sports heroes can’t be famous just for being famous. They have to produce, in statistically quantifiable ways” would imply that Michael Jordan and his NBA brethren actually do something, apart from giving men the self-anesthetizing impression that they’re participating in the sport themselves, that is.

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