Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] My take is for favorite sport is...
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:27:21 EDT

In a message dated 6/26/02 1:49:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> My young friend claims it is the first
>  sport he's played where ethics play a major role on the field.

Ethics used to play a major role on the field in most sports. I can remember 
attending U.S. Tennis championships at Forest Hills where, when a line judge 
made an incorrect call, the player who benefitted from the incorrect call 
would deliberately lose the next point. It was routine 40-50 and more years 

As a young tennis and squash racquets player I used to overrule incorrect 
line calls in my favor without even thinking about it. We called it good 

There is an undertaking going on right now called CharacterCounts!Sports 
whose purpose is to bring back good sportsmanship to U.S. intercollegiate and 
interscholastic sports. We've got many of the athletic directors and head 
basketball coaches of major universities to sign on to a sort of manifesto of 
good sportsmanship. Hope it works.

Seth         LaK 9 
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