The Yellow Dog Blog

More meaningless ramblings from another guy you don't know

Monday, September 25, 2006

Sportsmanship, pure and simple

Golf really is different. It's frequently praised as the only sport in which players call penalties on themselves. But it's this kind of sportsmanship that really impresses me.

As the Euros were administering their bi-annual, ritualized Ryder Cup beating, Paul McGinley conceded a tweny-five foot putt to America's J.J. Henry. The Americans had trouble with five footers, let alone tweny-five footers, but McGinley's gesture allowed Henry to ensure a tie in the match which prevented the Euros from scoring a record-setting margin of victory.

Can't you just see the the same type of sportsmanship coming from the preening, in-your-face idiots who play NFL football or NBA basketball?


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