Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Winning v Losing
Hope springs eternal again as my next to last chance to win a kickball championship comes this weekend. Hopefully my team can make the grade and take home the trophy. It's not a big deal, really, but it's always nice to win. Actually, as long as most of my team shows up and plays well, I'll be happy. I don't mind losing to a better team - as long as we all do our best. Trite I know, but true.
I had a conversation with one of my teammates after last week's game, which my team lost. I was upset because it didn't seem like most of the players on the team were really trying. When I see this I get in a bad mood. My teammate doesn't get it. She's not competitve at all and I guess can't relate, but I don't think it's too much to ask. Show up, play, and drink. No more no less.
I think some people have a difficult time with the concept of adults playing kickball competitively, but it's to be expected I believe. Any time you have groups of people playing in anything that involves a score and winning, people will be competitve. It's part of the way Americans are raised. And I think it's great. What makes kickball so good is that because there are men and women on teams people tend to not go overboard with their competitiveness. It's not good at getting the opposite sex.
Let the REAL games begin!
So this weekend I'll want to win and try my best. But if I don't, there's always the game at the bar...