Thursday, June 16, 2011

Poor Losers

It seems that the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup and the poor losers in Vancouver decided to riot.

I've worked a lot of sporting events during my time as a cop and poor losers are the biggest source of trouble. People wanting to fight because their team lost. Losers! They should have big red L's tattooed on their foreheads.

I don't understand people who get so riled-up about a sporting event in which they're not competing. Sure, I understand supporting a team, but when folks get so wrapped up in a game that they can't maintain control of their emotions they shouldn't come out at all.

It's a game, folks, played by children. Whether it's basketball or football, or soccer, or baseball, or even hockey. They are all games played by children. Someone is going to win and someone is going to lose.

It's okay to suffer defeat in a sporting event. That's how the game is designed. What is not okay is the inability to handle defeat. It's only a game. A game that children play. If you can't handle that, then you're a loser in more ways than I can describe. Stay home and let the rest of us enjoy the game for what it is.

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