Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Sports -

C.W. Nevius has a good column today on the poor sportsmanship exhibited by the Warriors.

Check it out in the SF Chronicle:  http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/17/MNG4VPSJUB1.DTL

He ends the column with this:

Tina Syer, because of her role with the Positive Coaching Alliance, says she can't help but look at games like Tuesday's in terms of the example they set. The group has worked for years to get youth players, coaches and parents to "honor the game." This looked like a how-not-to-handle-defeat educational video.

"Whether the players want to be or not," Syer says, "they are role models. The meltdown we saw was just a terrible example of honoring the game. Naturally, people are going to get frustrated playing sports, and it is more likely in a big game. But I think we all agree that we see the true character of a person in the tightest situation.''

Or, as Covey puts it, "I keep going back to that old saying: Sports don't build character, they reveal it."

It is Bike to Work Day.  If you did,  free muffins plus a great feeling about yourself and the world were your reward.  It seems sad to me that the SF mayor needs a loaner bike for the day.  Now, he notices the potholes.  Maybe riding more often would bring him more awareness of what those who aren't carried in limousines encounter each day.


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