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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Maybe some effort should be made to make the teams more even in the first place.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Maybe some effort should be made to make the teams more even in the first place.
    how would you arrange that?

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Maybe some effort should be made to make the teams more even in the first place.
    Huh? If our school has a better pool of talent, you are saying what? That we should give the other team some of our players so that they can compete evenly?

    Should the NBA have every team be equal? How does that even happen? There are only so many good players and coaches out there, in reality.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Huh? If our school has a better pool of talent, you are saying what? That we should give the other team some of our players so that they can compete evenly?

    Should the NBA have every team be equal? How does that even happen? There are only so many good players and coaches out there, in reality.
    The NBA are not kiddo leagues

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The NBA are not kiddo leagues
    Really? I mean, heck, Kobe was just a kid when he entered the league, others too, but that is a different point. I think that comparing the NBA to five-year old youth soccer is a perfect analogy. Well, even though the thread is about sportsmanship in general... well, I don't know. Just seems relevant somehow. Oh... how? ooh ooh I know, it has nothing to do with the actual age of participants, but with what is known as a "pool of talent" thus making all teams in any league "even" next to impossible.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Huh? If our school has a better pool of talent, you are saying what? That we should give the other team some of our players so that they can compete evenly?

    Should the NBA have every team be equal? How does that even happen? There are only so many good players and coaches out there, in reality.
    There are owners/coaches/managers of professional sports franchises who have agreed that evening out talent among the teams is better for the sport.

    Which, of course, is partially business-driven, but the principle still works the same way.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    There are owners/coaches/managers of professional sports franchises who have agreed that evening out talent among the teams is better for the sport.

    Which, of course, is partially business-driven, but the principle still works the same way.
    But the talent isn't even in the NBA, just as it isn't even in any other sport at any other level...
    and that is the whole point.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how would you arrange that?
    Actually, the one place I could see this being arranged is a community league. Schools and professionally would be harder and not really fair. It would have to be a setting where the kids sign up and will be put on teams decided by a committee or community board or something similar after they go through some form of tryouts. This is really the only way I can think of it being a fair way to divvy up the talent of children.

    Now, granted it still may not work. Any child playing may get better throughout the season or get hurt or sick. Either of these situations could offset that initial balance of talent. But that would just have to be an accepted part of the game.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Usually, the winning team puts in its own bench warmers to give them a chance to play.

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