Dead Heats


Playboy — Tuesday, 1 October 1996

As exciting as the Olympics were, we'd rather watch the Stiffs, a 13-person relay team from the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A Group including autopsy technicians, pathologists and brain specimen lab personnel, the Stiffs show up at meets with an ice chest that resembles a coffin, uniforms that bear the number 187 (the state police code for homicide) and a femur instead of a baton. Presumably, they don't want to finish dead last.