Gormogon operative DT writes in from next door to Sen. Dodd’s Connecticut’s residence (he’s an operative, remember) regarding this post:
…here in the Democratic People’s Republic of Connecticut, if a high school football team beats an opposing team by more than 50 points, the coach isn’t permitted to attend the next game!
This sense of “fairness” that is permeating our culture needs to be carefully examined. It is a dangerous trend that has evolved from simple playground and school games to organized sports leagues and, I would argue, somewhat into national sporting events. I’ll briefly explain. When I was a child in early 70’s, there were winners and losers. No matter whether we were playing kick-the-can, kickball or dodgeball. When I moved into organized sports, the same thing held. There were games where my team won by a significant margin and other times when we lost by the same. In grade school and high school, we played real dodgeball where sophomores were out to decapitate freshmen and it was fine. In college, we played an exhibition lacrosse game against a Big Ten school (we were a “club” team due to the imbalance male-to-female population at my school and Title IX, and the opposing team was a full varsity team) and loss 25-3 (to the best of my recollection).
Look, all of us want the best for our kids but they need to experience winning and losing and take it as a life lesson. We should not adjust the rules and spirit of the sport to make our kids feel better as it will not serve them well as they grow up. In the end it will only serve to emphasize the sense of entitlement that is prevalent in the youth of today. Maybe your child isn’t that good at the sport, or in math, or in art. Fine. There are things that I know I’m not good at, but I’m not complaining that my company, my neighborhood or my state should change so I feel better about it.
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