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Timothy Capowski (left), John Watkins (middle), and Jonathan Shaub (right)

Anyone who follows sports is familiar with the concept of a borderline play—the move or technique that straddles the line between playing hard and cheating.  The extra step toward the basket, the intentionally-unintentional pick; the inside fastball designed to scare, but not strike, the batter.  We expect these plays because we understand that sports are competitive, and that competitors will push the boundaries on what they’re permitted to do in order to win.

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