Recent athletes have been taking it on the chin.
The tennis greats have had big fusses when they are not winning.
Tiger hits a T shot way in the rough and breaks a club.
Baseball player gets sent home when he mouths off.
At lest one Laser sailor has gotten stupid.
Of course, the professionals have a lot of money riding on the outcome of the games.
I am attracted to the scores of our races and other fleets. You see that some long series are dominated by one person that just sails away with it. He or she seems to have the right boat, sails, get the right wind, pick the right side of the course and just sail away with it. Then in an other regatta it is down to the last race and then some times decided on a tie breaker.
The same can be said for the losers. Some times you do well, when it comes together for you. Then sometimes you don't get that last shift, your weather, or the right practice. So don't get upset with a down performance. Tiger and Serena have a bad day when they are playing on the edge, but you don't need to be a jerk. This is a game--Fun, remember?
Give the winners a congratulations.
My Name is Tillerman and I am an Aerobian
11 months ago