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What's worse: Badminton or a badminton scandal?

Badminton is an Olympic sport.

Yet baseball isn't.

On top of it all, eight athletes have been booted from the badminton competition.

I'm still not sure what's more shocking -- badminton as an official sport or a scandal where eight athletes were tossed for intentionally losing.

And they were doing a terrible job at losing, too.

Maybe they should have been kicked out for being poor at losing.

Either way, gimme some good ol' football.

Or baseball -- the Pirates still are contenders.

One final question: Did NBC have a channel dedicated to badminton?


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