Monday, October 13, 2008

Winning bad

OK, so you just kicked the holy hell out of another football team 91-0....

instead of coming home to a rousing round of applause and people asking if you thought maybe you could have broken 100 just to see if it could be done you come home to this shit.

A half-hour away in Naples, Eagles coach Bill Kramer -- the man on the winning end -- could use one of those.

He looked at the scoreboard late in the game, saw 91-0, and said he felt sick to his stomach. Kramer's team ran only 31 plays and he kept most of his best players on the sideline -- for the entire game in some cases. But still Kramer knew what was coming.

Soon after the game ended, his inbox began filling with angry e-mails, some from Estero parents wondering why so many points were necessary, some from Naples parents wondering why their kids didn't play more in an effort to pad their stats.

was it necessary? no it wasn't. it wasn't because the other team could have PLAYED DEFENSE. and don't give me that "poor sportsmanship" line. it's one thing to win big and be assholes about it, but i'm not seeing anything in this story that shows they did anything but play better and if you think they should be shamed into feeling bad for doing that then you need to go have yourself a nice warm glass of "cram it jerkwad"

so here's what America has come to. Winning is no longer acceptable and people who need to have losing rubbed in so they learn something are not allowed to lose.

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