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Monday, May 3, 2010
Mari's Mailbag - Sportsmanship
Good Sportmanship is key in any endeavor but especially when you represent a body of officials that govern a certain sport. Everyone is asking, where did things go wrong? Why the negative mood? The Drama. Think about it. It's sportsmanship, the key to getting along with others. How you recieve others, how you converse, mingle - all goes to the core of the individual. The attitude in which they preceive things, how they project their actions, is all sportsmanship. We have to be good sports in life. Take things in stride, shake it off, laugh, accept apologies and not hold grudges. I had a teammate quit because an official yelled at him for riding a certain board made by a maker that was at issue years ago with the owner of the sim where he was surfing. I found this appalling. The original drama happened years ago and this official was still bringing up past issues and was not even the owner of that sim. They were just surfing the same time as my team member and saw him on that board and reprimanded him. GET a life people, please. Let's remember to be good sports. Carry good vibes. Thank people. Congratulate people. Respect people. Offer help. This may be Second Life but morals should be the same as in Real Life. This isn't a place to pretend to be RUDE. YOU just ARE. If you are rude here, then I think you are in Real Life, too. Again, I cannot stress it enough, BE A GOOD SPORT.