Sportsmanship

From Miriam’s Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich:

Sport is beneficial. Sport is social. Sportsmanship is  value to be learned, a value tied in with a larger American way to be. Teamwork, competition, doing your best, losing well: The playing field is a training ground for citizenship. And the kids have good clean fun.

That’s the spirit we’ve lost in this country: a spirit of sportsmanship, a willingness to play fair and lose well. How did that happen?

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “sportsmanship.”

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Sportsmanship”

  1. You can play nicely when its your rules

    ‘We find our children loose their spark if they experience F.A.I.L.U.R.E. In our Pass the Parcel, children individually swop and share so they can experience the importance of giving.’

    ‘It ain’t the real world.’

    ‘At St Oswald’s, that’s the world our parents pay for. Are you perhaps seeking a scholarship?’

    Read the illustrated story here.

  2. Sportsmanship, sounds like something to discuss in Boy Scouts or at school but the sad thing is that it needs to be discussed everywhere in our society because along with civility, sportsmanship seems to be a thing of the past and no longer part of our present or future.

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