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Regarding Sportsmanship

 

Greenismean, a newbie (probably) who just showed up yesterday or the day before has been cheering Jonathan Goff’s ACL tear and claiming that feeling sorry for another teams situation is weakness. He must be either a young teen or developmentally retarded.   The reason I bother to read comments on this site, an no other sports site, is the intelligence usually expressed by the members here. 

Big Blue Intervention shows up on our Board as much as his own Giants boards.  Do you know why?  Because he shows sportsmanship.  The guy is here to openly discuss – with good nature and a good head on his shoulders – the sports rivalry between the Giants and the Eagles.  He does so as a gentleman and with respect.   There are a lot of Eagles fans on this board who have the same attitude.  They are openly impressed when a competitor plays well. They like the competition and the spirit of the sport.  They show sportsmanship. 

And then there are the douche bags.  Countless numbers of rabid, tiny minded fans of all teams that talk shit and create ill feelings about the game. But they forget it is a game. And when players from another team, people with families and jobs and everyday lives, get hurt and maybe lose their careers playing the game we love, they cheer.  It’s sick. 

To me, cheering that Jonathan Goff or any other Giant who receives a season ending injury is just as stupid as if someone were cheering that NY Firemen died in the twin towers because they were probably Giants fans.  What the hell are you doing on the planet if you cannot relate to a fellow sports fan as another person who just wants their team to win?  Or a guy trying to do his job getting crippled?

Yeah we beat the Giants six times in a row.  An incredible statistical anomaly considering how close some of those games were. I don’t care who the Giants have left on opening day, I know they will bring their A-Game every time they play my Philly team because of this.  If the Eagles are lucky enough to go the distance this season – and there is no guarantee that a team with so many changes will even get a wild card berth – if they do go the distance, I will feel that it would have been better if the Giants were able to field their best players.

Good luck to the Giants.  It IS just a game, although real people play it. And I think I speak for the group when I say that most of us here in Philly would prefer that our first Superbowl victory, whenever it comes, should it ever come, would be in a year that the Giants were the best team they could be.  That is what rivalry is all about. That is what sportsmanship is all about.


Go Iggles.

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