Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Mari's Mailbag:Good Sportsmanship 101
submitted by Marianna Montentes *reprint from May 3, 2010*
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. Its 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 team mate 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. This happened years ago and still bringing up past issues and not even the owner of that sim. Just surfing same time as my team member and saw him on that board and reprimanded him. GET a life people please.
Lets remember to be good sports. Carry good vibes. Thank people. Congratulate people. Respect people. Offer help. This may be Second Life but morales 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.