Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Cancer is a serious disease that kills people. Using it lightheartedly to describe how a player or coach may hurt a team tends to be a little disrespectful to people who are suffering and dying from cancer every day. Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. I just don't like seeing something so deadly and detrimental used to describe something as meaningless as sports. Just my opinion. I am sure there are those who will disagree. Just a simple request.