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Sunday, 8 April 2018

I MAY Have Been Wrong

I've never had much use for sports seeing them as simply a way for 'athletes' to express aggression in a  semi controlled manner . Fights on the hockey ice, fights in the soccer stands, snarling and salivating wrestling fans, cheating baseball players...you know....you hear about it all the time.  Today we were in Williams and as usual all their TV screens had one form of sport or another on tap..no sound...just the pictures and captions that are way too small to read from across the room.  Anyway, the screen in our range of vision had a soccer or rugby kind of thing happening...blue shirts and striped shirts.  I couldn't begin to tell you if it was live or a rerun.  Anyway two players collided.  It was a nasty collision with the foot of one player connecting with great enthusiasm with the head of another player.  Recipient of said foot to the head went down....hard.....   Much to my surprise the owner of the head colliding foot stayed with the downed player from (get this) the OTHER team until he was attended to and was able to stand again after which the owner of the head colliding foot gave the recipient of the foot a big hug which was returned.   My jaw hit the table.  Maybe....just maybe mind you...I've been wrong about sports.  Still not interested but possibly wrong.

7 comments:

  1. The world benefits from sports in many ways.

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  2. I wish that behaviour was seen more often. And that assume that the kick wasm't deliberate - which it is, all too often. Sport as sport is one thing, but when it becomes a very well paid profession bad behaviour sneaks in.

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  3. The sport part is probably okay, although I never watch any of it. It's the fans, especially the soccer fans with their extremely violent brawling before, during and after the matches. So many people get badly injured.

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  4. I am not a sports fan, except if it is local and the team is winning, but I’d like to think that players are concerned about not causing life altering injuries (especially head) to fellow athletes. What a good thing it was for fans to witness that act of compassion and caring from that player.

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  5. I've never been interested in sports. I'm sure that there are some good people who choose to particpate in it. I'm not saying people shouldn't participate - maybe it helps kids become more sociable, for instance, which is something I could have benefited from greatly.

    But I was always too busy finding new music to concentrate on watching sports, and I have an aversion to injuries, so I never wanted to play, either.

    Hurting other people should get a reaction from human beings,and it encourages me to see that some people react humanely!

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  6. I can see good and bad in sports - the teamwork vs the extreme competition, as the biggest examples - but I have seen the compassion you describe as well. I think there is more of it goes on but we don't see it because it's not what is broadcast into our living rooms.

    The other "good" about sports that I am seeing as the Humboldt team accident evolves is the support a team provides in time of need. It can happen in any kind of community (the arts, a church, a school, a district) but also in a sport, and that is a much-needed source of comfort and help in times of trouble.

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  7. As my husband often says, "you do have the right to be wrong." LOL It's why we do not argue. He has the same rights. I know someone else who says they are never wrong, just mistaken. To each his own. Enjoy your day!

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