Remember that old saying—"If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough"?
It's not the most sporting notion, but there's truth to be found in that well.
Athletic competition, in its most basic sense, is just someone else trying to drink your milkshake. So if you're not doing shady things in the name of protecting your banana-chocolate side-by-side, well, someone's leaving Steak 'N Shake a sad boy.
That being said, if you're going to cheat, at least do it well.
Don't half-stick it like a lazy kid at the pinata. Do some planning and give it a solid whack that actually fools someone for a decent amount of time.
The athletes in this slideshow did not give cheating a solid whack. They hit it with a damp pool noodle and people laughed.