Explore the value of Sportsmanship
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SPORTSMANSHIP QUOTATIONS
Tuesday quote
“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.”

Gary Gygax

20190430 tuesday quote
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”

Mike Singletary

20190502 thursday quote
“Victory is in the quality of the competition, not just the final score.”

Mike Marshall

20190503 friday quote
“It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser. ”

Harry Sheehy

20160930 friday quote alternate
“You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”

Robyn Benincasa

20160929 thursday quote
“The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst.”

Martina Navrátilová

20190429 monday quote updated
“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr.

Wednesday quote
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

John R. Wooden

Monday quote
“Victory is remembered for at most two decades; an act of good sportsmanship is remembered for a lifetime.”

Simon Nguyen

Thursday quote
“Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.”

James Spencer "Jim" Courier

20160927 tuesday quote
“If character is what you do when no one is watching, then sportsmanship is that conduct with everybody watching.”

Bob Ley

20190501 wednesday quote
“Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.”

Mia Hamm

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'sportsmanship'.
SPORTSMANSHIP
A Splash Outside the Pool In a message to East Rockingham Principal Eric Baylor, ERHS Swim Coach Debbie Coles recounts her team’s first swim meet experiences: “I wanted to let you know that our first meet went well. All of our swimmers did an amazing job in the water, but it was what they did OUT of the water that got a lot of...
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Cody Primeaux Story by Doug Warner A Bossier little leaguer does something generations of baseball players have done time and time again - he argued with the umpire. But this 13-year-old's antics have become a Facebook sensation."I came home that night and was just so proud of him, so I always post things for my parents and...
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SPORTSMANSHIP
Sportsmanship I'm a rugby player. I'm 5'11", weight 150lbs and only 15 years old. Not exactly the profile of someone that would expect to be careful in a rugby match. That's wrong. My school had gotten into the county cup for rugby and we were in our 3rd to last match of the cup. We went about 2 hours on a coach to our...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACCEPTANCE
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BE SUPER
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
CURIOSITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DISCOVERY
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INITIATIVE
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
NEVER EVER GIVE UP
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PERSPECTIVE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SELFLESSNESS
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
YOU GOT THIS
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Your Comments
Bucky from Bullard,Tx OCTOBER 17, 2016
Sportsmanship, Pass it on.

Ariel from Wisconsin OCTOBER 25, 2013
Watching this commercial right now as I type on my home TV. I enjoyed it immensely. I wish I had learned this lesson more while in HS sports.

pete from ard OCTOBER 3, 2013
strikes goes to the glove

John from Canada APRIL 2, 2013
Pain is temporary, pride is forever. Don't sit and complain about losing that game, be proud that you were able to compete and respect the other competitors.

Austin from pennsylvania MARCH 27, 2013
Life is too short to care about winning or losing. It doesnt matter, life is too valuable to waste so just live your life to the fullest, live like you were dying.

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