What is cheating, and who's to say? The New England Patriots, in 1982, had one swath of their field snowplowed (by a parolee on work furlough), helping them to kick a fourth-quarter field goal in a 3-0 win over the Miami Dolphins. It was the first time that a leveling of the playing field had exactly the opposite effect.
Speaking of New England: In Boston a cheater is a spotted cat, while a cheetah is Rosie Ruiz, who in 1980 "won" the Boston Marathon without running it. Which proved that people will do anything to win, including—gasp!—nothing. As former Minnesota governor Jesse (the Body) Ventura once said, "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat."
While he was still in office, I played golf with Ventura, and twice during the round, citing "executive privilege," he took a mulligan. Once, he fluffed up the grass beneath his ball and announced, invoking Caddyshack, "I'm improving my lie like Judge Smales."
Ventura had come from pro wrestling, where there are no rules and where cheating is thus impossible. Which makes it, come to that, the most honest racket in all of sports.