Friday, February 20, 2009

The night sportsmanship and humanity were revived.

A-Rod admits to steroid use. Fighting in hockey games is epidemic. Parents at Little League games beat up on each other. Large salaries, bigger egos. Welcome to sports, 2009. While this is not a new phenomenon, it still makes one long for the days when playing for the love of the game, whatever it was, and not only the money, was what made sports so good. Even the most dedicated fan has an edge of cynicism about the state of sports.

However, every once in a while, a story comes along that restores your faith, even if it is only for the moment. I can't say anything more than what has been reported here, so read on and enjoy.


Peter said...

A touching story in these days of 'grab the money and run' sports scandals.

My faith in local sports has not been restored yet -
a local cycling hero (Tom Boonen) walked free after multiple car-wrecks and cocaine use.

Jay said...

That is truly inspiring. And the coach is right - they won't remember the scores or the record, but they will remember the generosity of spirit and the compassion.

A.D. Sisson said...

Fantastic. This is how it should be played. Love of the game. High School, Semi-Pro or Pro. Not the money. Just the game.

I seeded Newsvine with the article.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I've never had faith in sports. But I do have faith in people. Not all, of course, because people are as people are...good 'n' bad.