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A girls' high school basketball game yesterday ended with a <a href="http://espn.go.com/moresports/news/2002/1121/1464158.html">115-2</a> score by the end of the game. This has enraged many, including the coach of the losing team, as an act of devoid of any form of sportsmanship.
Ironic, isn't it? In an avenue in which we spur our children to win, winning actually became a bad thing. It is true that sports consists of many good things and that at times competition has to take a back seat to good old humanity. I just find it highly hypocritical that we choose to focus on that after the equilibrium between the need to win and a trampled ego got totally skewed.
<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/">MeFi</a> has a pretty good <a title="Metafilter | Girls' High School Basketball Team Beats Opponent 115-2" href="http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/21787">discussion thread</a> going.

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