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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Kids in a youth sports league need to "learn their lesson" by getting completely owned in a game? Geez, I'm glad none of my coaches were ever that competitive when I was a kid. I probably would've stopped playing baseball/soccer after one season (or less) if they were.
    Life is tough. Sometimes you get the crap kicked out of you. It's a good lesson.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Life is tough. Sometimes you get the crap kicked out of you. It's a good lesson.
    interesting that you find being on the receiving end of bad sportsmanship is a good thing

    do you also think being raped is a positive sexual experience

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Life is tough. Sometimes you get the crap kicked out of you. It's a good lesson.
    Are you in favor of having 8 year olds learn all their tough life lessons at that age?

    Perhaps we should execute their pets to teach them that pets don't live forever.

    Perhaps they should find out about a friend or a parent being raped, they need to learn innocence doesn't live on forever.

    Perhaps 4 year olds need to be told the horrible truth that there is no easter bunny or santa claus. Its good for them to learn the lesson not to believe in imaginary things.

    At a young age the benefits that come from not having an extremely superior team (which happens purposefully in many locations as all the good rec players are grouped up onto one team with the rest generally being filtered off into the 2nd or 3rd one) completely and utterly humiliate you for 30 minutes by running up the score purposefully.

    Not to mention, as I said earlier, if your team is THAT superior you're still going to end up winning with your 2nd string in or you end up slaughter ruling them if there is one in your league. Either way, its still not like the losing team got off scot free or isn't going to learn that sometimes you just get beaten bad and there's nothing you can do about it. They're going to learn that lesson, still having their face introduced to the crap that comes with life. But at the same time they're not getting their nose shoved down into that crap by a foot to the back of the head while everyone is laughing and pointing at them, which is essentially what purposefully running up the score will do.

    And at an older age, like high school, purposefully running up the score is bad coaching and bad teaching. Its bad coaching to keep your starters out there when its not needed, not allowing your other guys to get experience and risking injury to your starters needlessly. Its bad teaching as it teaches the players bad habits as they start doing plays and actions that in a normal game you wouldn't do, not to mention inherently tactily teaches show boating as running up the score purposefully on a extremely weaker opponent is essentially just show boating.

    If you're in such a position that you're absolutely dominating the other team the lesson in regards to "sometimes life sucks" is going to be extremely apparent regardless of whether if you continue to purposefully run up the score. Trying to say its just teaching the other people a lesson is an attempt to rationalize the reason to be a show boating ass.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Because of someting that happend over the weekend...

    Assume that a youth sports team so completely outclasses its opposet that it can score at will, and while doing so, completely shut its opponent out..

    Is it good or poor sportsmanship for the superior team to hold back and not run up the score?

    Please 'splain your answer.
    college, high school, elementary school? what sport?

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Typically there is some form of mercy rule. It's hard to say, I guess it depends on age bracket, the actual events and such. But for the basis I would say no, it doesn't mean they can't act in a way during the running up of a score which is bad sportsmanship; but if you're the better team than that's just it. You know, sometimes Cutler throws beautiful passes for a huge scoring game, sometimes he hucks out 4 interceptions. Just the game.
    broncos fan? ;-)

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    broncos fan? ;-)
    That's sooooo last year.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Competitive sports isn't about having fun, although that can be a by-product, it's about winning. Don't want to lose, don't play.
    bull....competitive sports for children is about many things, not just winning.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    bull....competitive sports for children is about many things, not just winning.
    Then why are they called "competitive sports" and not "Life-lesson building athletic activities"?
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Then why are they called "competitive sports" and not "Life-lesson building athletic activities"?
    give obama a chance, we'll rename everything.

    kids involved in sports are there for many reasons, and as a multi-sport coach of younger kids, i can tell you that they already know their athletic skills for the most part. althletics for some kids is an outlet. they're not being paid, nor are they being considered for pro contracts.

    i've also found that the kids with parents who have the "win at all costs" attitude are the most miserable kids, for the most part.

    and KIDS don't typically want to embarrass other kids, it's the PARENTS who do. living vicariously, even through 12 year olds.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    interesting that you find being on the receiving end of bad sportsmanship is a good thing
    Winning is not bad sportsmanship.

    do you also think being raped is a positive sexual experience
    Don't ask me stupid ****ing questions.

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