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  All types of sports are popular around the world.  Over the years, many players have been disqualified for cheating, taking bribes even at the high school level. I saw a “Brady Bunch” episode one day that magnified this very issue.  The oldest girl, Marsha, was putting up posters when a boy from an opposing team struck up a conversation.  He knew exactly who she was and that her brother, Greg, was on the football team. He pretended that he liked her. Greg, of course, was furious when he discovered she was dating him. Greg retaliated by bringing home the head cheerleader whom Marsha had lost to.  They argued and fought until the parents stepped in. Greg knew the other football player was dishonest.  The following day when he came to visit Marsha Greg left a book of fake plays on the table in the family room. The football player noticed them and asked Marsha for some lemonade.  She went to the kitchen and was pouring it when she saw through the opening that the play books on the table were suddenly missing. She made sure he didn’t see her.  Once he hid the books in his jacket he said he just remembered he had to leave.  She was very upset that he had used her.  She told her parents and Greg and the parents forced him to call the cheater and tell him they were phony plays.  He did not believe him.  Naturally, their team won basically trouncing them. It was a good lesson as a TV show.  There was one competition in the Good Gus series, entitled “Girls Rule.” It was a horse race and needless to say the girls won.  There was no cheating. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books is coming soon!

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