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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Well, I agree with that. But winning is still important. So is losing. Kids need to learn how to deal with both.

    And they also need to learn that winning is better than losing, but if you give it your all and still lose, it's much better than losing without putting in a full effort.

    Editted to add: And, yes, I'm aware that this somewhat contradicts my previous statement about "competitive sports". This is because that was mostly a joke.
    i always coached to win, and win we did. with all my players participating. and we won, and lost, as teams, first and foremost, as individuals, second. i would say the most important thing is the STRIVING to win, not the winning itself.


    rodgers looks good.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i always coached to win, and win we did. with all my players participating. and we won, and lost, as teams, first and foremost, as individuals, second. i would say the most important thing is the STRIVING to win, not the winning itself.
    We're in agreement here.


    rodgers looks good.


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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    So, the other team should stop trying to score? Maybe give them a pity point or two? That's insulting. There's nothing wrong with being competitive. I've had my butt kicked in many a sports event, I'm not traumatized...I just hate to lose.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    So, the other team should stop trying to score? Maybe give them a pity point or two? That's insulting. There's nothing wrong with being competitive. I've had my butt kicked in many a sports event, I'm not traumatized...I just hate to lose.
    Did you read any of my posts previous to this? I did yours.

    I'm not saying that at all. you're right, it is insulting.

    I don't think that a team should take a knee every down if they're up 35 points in football.

    I don't think a team should hand the ball over to the opponent when they're up by 40 points in basketball.

    I don't think a team should have their batters just stand and watch the ball go by or throw up lob pitches if they're up by 10 points in baseball.

    I'm not saying that at all. What I'm saying is

    You don't throw long bombs on 1st and 2nd down, or fake spiking the ball only to throw a touch down, or go for it on 4th down on your 40 if you're up 35 points and soundely trouncing the opponent in football.

    You don't do non-stop alley oops or have your foot and a half taller man child bust into the paint each and every play or shoot nonstop 3's or play press defense if you're up by 40 points in basektball.

    You don't call constant stolen bases, or pinch hit to get a power batter into the line up, or start pitching inside heat if you're up by 10 points in baseball.

    And you don't sit there and continue to play your entire starting line up as you pulvarize the other team.

    I'm not saying you're supposed to tank the game. I'm saying you don't purposefully try to "Run up the score". If you end up putting your 2nd or third string in there, and run a conservative but reasonable game plan, and you still put up some points then so be it. That's not running up the score in my mind.

    I gave an example from last year. There was some High School Football team that won 90ish to 10, or something absurd like that. However I don't consider that running up the score as once the game was clearly handily won the coach put in all his 2nd and 3rd stringers and basically just did normal running plays or short passes. That's not "running up the score" to me. It would've been just as insulting and embarassing if he had his team just take a knee every down as he would've if he had them throwing bombs with the first team. Both would've been the wrong option and I'm not advocating one over the other.

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The primary thing any coach should be teaching a kid in youth sports is the athletic skills. Anything else is wasted effort. Life-lessons are for ather venues. Sports are for learning how to play sports.
    Sports - especially at that age - are about having fun and interacting with others...not about learning to crush the other team.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sports - especially at that age - are about having fun and interacting with others...not about learning to crush the other team.
    It's about learning the fundamentals of the game more than anything else.
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    We're in agreement here.






    I lost a bet with WI Crippler. The sigline is the exact opposite of my feelings. (the avatar is par tof the bet, but that's just funny) The "angry" mood over on the left is up because of that game.
    lol.....sorry about that. i'm a broncos fan, (among a couple of other teams), and rodgers does look good.

    don't worry, cutler will be okay. orton won't.

    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 liblady View Post
    lol.....sorry about that. i'm a broncos fan, (among a couple of other teams), and rodgers does look good.

    don't worry, cutler will be okay. orton won't.
    Yeah, I'm not worried about Cutler. Our receivers and offensive line, on the other hand, have got me nervous as hell. That's probably why I'm on such a huge "fundamentals" kick.

    People gotta finish their routes and blocks goddamnit!!!!
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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Yeah, I'm not worried about Cutler. Our receivers and offensive line, on the other hand, have got me nervous as hell. That's probably why I'm on such a huge "fundamentals" kick.

    People gotta finish their routes and blocks goddamnit!!!!
    hate to tell you this, but i'm a huge colts fan........will this be the end of all conversation?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Sportsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    hate to tell you this, but i'm a huge colts fan........will this be the end of all conversation?
    You're dead to me. j/k.

    Like I said to P/N in another thread somewhere, you guys should've picked up Grossman. He won y'all a superbowl.
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