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Truth and sports don't mix

What is the one constant in sports -- competition, camaraderie? Don't be naive: It's how good you are at lying.

Updated: July 18, 2006, 1:17 PM ET
By and Mike Philbrick | Page 2

What do you need to be successful in the sports world?

A body in top condition? A great time in the 40? A terrific performance at a private workout before the draft? Um, athletic ability?

All these are great -- really, they are. If you have any of them, you're luckier than most of us, but what you really need is the ability to lie.

That's right, from the owners to the GMs to the coaches to the players -- the ones that stay on top the longest and sail the calmest waters are the ...

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