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Sportsmanship is a word that is used a lot in sports but really what does it mean? We break it down on the latest edition of The Sports Inboundz.com Show.
As schools gets back into full swing, so do Fall sports, a re-broadcast of Sportsmanship and the Practice seems not only appropriate, but also beneficial. Using the ideas of true Sportsmanship in our lives to learn to accept winning and defeat teaches us through experience how to take reasonable risks and realize more of our true potential!
Is sportsmanship overrated?
Can Andrew Harrison's comment be considered racist?
Do you think that sportsmanship is only for a certain age bracket/group?
Do you think that teaching sportsmanship, at a younger age, will become confusing as an athlete gets older?
Can you be the best in a sport and also have good sportsmanship?
Should the NCAA give student athletes classes on how to handle the media?
Will people ever stop using an athletes age as an excuse for inappropriate behavior (like the way Stephen A Smith did when speaking about the Harrison/Kaminky situation)?
Our special guest is Tim Smyczek who is currently the 80th ranked tennis player in the world. He made international news when he showed incredible sportsmanship in the final set of his second round match with Rafael Nadal at the 2015 Australian Open. Learn what his faith in Christ means to him and the true meaning of sportsmanship. We spoke after one of his matches at the 2015 Delray Beach Open.
On this edition of Thursday Night Mayhem with Vincent and Blake (7pm eastern...6pm central), we will talk with John Downing of Mooresville, North Carolina. We talked with John last month about his consistant pursuit of playing professional football. We have an update to his story. Then we go out west to Los Angeles, California, and talk with coach Kordell Knox, the founder of the GridIron Football Academy, where kids just don't learn about the game of football, they also learn the importance of sportsmanship. You can join us by dailing 347-945-7086 or click the icon below (www.sportzfam.net). That's Thursday Night Mayhem with Vincent and Blake...on the Sportzfam Radio Network.
ABOUT Twila Adams:
Providing Mobile Nail Care services since 1991
Licensed Onyxologist and Instructor since 1993
Certified Reiki Practitioner since 2005
As a child I enjoyed learning about finger nails and toe nails. The interest continued through two years of college and eleven years in the US Army. By 1991 I returned from the U.S. Army. I remember a good friend from high school asking me to give her a manicure. Shortly thereafter I enrolled and completed Manicuring school, passing state exams. Later I completed all required training and state exams to become a Licensed Manicuring Teacher.
Along my journey, in 1994 I broke my neck in an auto accident. Paralyzed only able to only move my mouth and eyes. But that has not stopped me from living. As the owner of Holistic Nail Care Services I still enjoy providing nail care for those who I believe so often go unserved.
Since my accident I have competed in many activities. Miss North Carolina Wheelchair Pageant in March 2003. The pageant is designed to help contestants and winners become advocates for people with disabilities.
Avid trap shooter and in 2002 was the first woman ever to win the Sportsmanship Award at the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Trap Shoot Competition.
SPVA board member 2008-2010.
Participant in the National Paralyzed Veterans of America Wheelchair Games competing in nine-ball player, trap shooting, air rifles, bowling, table tennis and has won medals in all of her events.
Currently, I am working on my tennis game, air rifle competitions and competing in the Senior Games.
The supporters of The Jackie Robinson West League Team are fighting for the return of the championship title, based on unfair behavior of the adults involved in seeking a means to disqualify the children based on boundaries unknown to the children or their parents. Issues of racial discrimination in funding of park district and school sports programs in African American communities have arisen. Chris Janes, Vice President of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association and coach of the Evergreen Park team that lost 43-2 to JRW, checked parents license plates, utility bills and voter registration records trying to find some type of impropriety. What's wrong with that behavior? What is it teaching our children regarding maturity, integrity, losing with grace and displaying good sportsmanship? Contrary to the public accusations, no boundaries were defined for the parents whose children played on the team. What should be done to restore the dignity and respect to the team, the parents and the coaches?
Many people are outraged at the decision of the International Little League organization to strip Jackie Robinson West of its National Championship title based on allegations that the team violated rules related to the boundaries in which team members should live. This decision came at the incessant urging of Chris Janes, Vice President of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association, who charged that a JRW team member lived in a suburb of Chicago and was not an inner city resident. Chris Janes is Coach of the Evergreen Park Little League Team, which suffered a humiliating loss of 43-2 against JRW during the Sectional Playoffs, and of course JRW went on to compete for and win the National Championship. So, are we seeing, according to Chris Janes' accusation, a team that deliberately schemed, lied and cheated to get to the top? Or are we seeing, according to JRW supporters, an immature adult who is lacking in good sportsmanship and is unable to graciously accept defeat? Is the Jackie Robinson West team being robbed of its rightfully earned National Little League Championship Title? Will this case end up in court? What do you think should happen?
in Self Help
The super bowl was last Sunday and while we were watching a game. A game is being played on us. While we like to believe that everybody is a good sport and show good sportsmanship. Are the people behind the scenes concerned about that at all? You have a billion dollar sport, per year. All you are concerned about is filling the seats in the stadiums and in their homes, to watch two teams try to kill each other. Notice I did not say, to watch two teams play and may the best team win. At the end of the day, it does not matter who wins on the field. It is who controls everything off the field, is the one that's winning.
We all know that most of the time the best does not make it to the last show. But, they have fed you this any given sunday and underdog malarkey. You are caught up emotionally behind teams who do not have your best interest in mind. An old man told me once before. He never bets on a team unless he is playing, his sons, or he can control the outcome of the game. That last part stuck with me and I started to notice how some of the outcomes, did not make sense. As I grew older and started to understand that it is a business first. I was no longer young and naive. They are in business to make money and ratings is money. I hoped you popped your popcorn, cracked open a beer, and soaked up some of that GAME.
Paul Goldstein - Head Coach - Stanford University
Head Coach Stanford University
3 time Kalamazoo winner as a junior - 1992-1994
4 time NCAA team champion at Stanford - 1st time that had ever been done. 1995-1998
Overall team record while at Stanford - 104-6. 1995-1998
1st ever two time recipient of the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award (NCAA) - 1997-1998
Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award winner - 1997
10 year professional tennis career
Career high rankings of #58 in singles and #40 in doubles
Semifinals of 2005 US Open in doubles
Wins include Novak Djokovic, James Blake, Patrick Rafter, Greg Rusedski, MArdy Fish, Alex Corretja, Lleyton Hewitt
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Bill Patton is “The Most Inquisitive Tennis Pro in the World.” and if you think it might be you, Bill says “Why do you say that?” So that he can go ahead by one point. Bill is a 26 year veteran of the Tennis Industry. He is a USPTA Elite / PTR / MTM Tennis Professional. Bill still does some private and high school coaching but now has shifted his focus to Writing, and Tennis Products that make the game better for others. Bill's Amazon Book Page. You can follow Bill on Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress
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