Monday, April 12, 2010

Food For Thought

The quote from my day calendar this weekend was "Sports do not build character, they reveal it." It was said by Heywood Broun who was a journalist at the turn of the century (the 20th century). When I read it I think of Tiger, Vick, Burress, Iverson, Rothlesberger, Harding, Tyson, Rodman and Kobe . The Elizabeth Lamberts out there should read this quote. You just don't hear about this kind of behavior with runners. Maybe they don't get the same amount of press or maybe the money pushes others over the top, but I just don't see it with runners as much.

On the other end of the spectrum, it also makes me think about that Western Oregon softball game in 2008. If you didn't hear about that one you have to check out this video.

Here is another story from a high school basketball game in Wisconson 2009.

Ok, there are some great stories in team sports too.

But there are also some nasty ones. Check these out!
Here are ESPN's top 10 bad sportsmanship moments of all time.

Gatorade actually dropped Tiger and stopped the Tiger line of Gatorade, which had a higher electrolyte content. They are now advertising Gatorade Performance, which has NO HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP! Maybe it will be easier on the stomach.

Heywood Broun had another good quote, "The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins."

Maybe it is because "Running is fun"...follow this link to a great post by Mark Remy of Runners World.

Running News:
Magdalena Lewy Boulet became the forth fastest female American marathoner after her 2:26:22, good for second place at the Rotterdam Marathon this weekend.

SIXTEEN high school boys broke 9 minutes in the 3200m race this weekend at the Arcadia Invitational. Amazing!


Dale Lister said...

Thanks for a great post Karl...

Chuck said...

Thank you for a another great post. I watched the whole Rotterdam Marathon and was disappointed that there was zero coverage of the woman's race.