I have not been watching the Olympics, so I missed the latest embarrassing spectacle. Athletes are showing up for their competition with great big circular bruises all over their bodies.
They’re cupping to, they imagine, improve their performance. Orac has the rundown on the pointless wickedness of the practice.
This kind of woo does no good and does nothing but harm. But it also hurts the sport in another way.
I am not a sports fan, but I can respect the athletes for their discipline and their commitment. When I do watch them, I admire their skill and their grace and their strength. And then I see them willingly scarred with pseudoscience and all that respect evaporates — these people are idiots.