Since when did winning become a bad thing? Isn't it human nature to try and win? That's how our human ancestors survived! If they failed, it usually meant death.
A Texas girls basketball team won a game 100-0. Quite an upset. Now officials from The Covenant School say they are trying to do the right thing by seeking a forfeit and apologizing for the margin of victory. Now we have to apologize for being sucessful????? Hold on...I've got to duct tape my head cause it's going to explode! I just can not understand the logic behind this "school official's" statement.
"It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened," Kyle Queal, the head of the school, said in a statement, adding the forfeit was requested because "a victory without honor is a great loss." WHAT???
"I think the bad judgment was in the full-court press and the 3-point shots," said Renee Peloza, whose daughter plays for Dallas Academy. "At some point, they should have backed off." I bet she blames the teachers when her daughter fails too!
The students of the losing team are the real heroes here..."At a shootaround Thursday, several Dallas Academy players said they were frustrated during the game but felt it was a learning opportunity." "Even if you are losing, you might as well keep playing," said Shelby Hyatt, a freshman on the team. "Keep trying, and it's going to be OK."
I want my girls to experience both loss and success. You've got to be a gracious winner as well as loser, but I also want them to be proud of their wins if they have worked hard to achieve success, not be ashamed of it.
(all quotes taken from http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=903780)