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Question Can a bad sport be a good team member? - 09-13-2017, 10:59 AM

I've often wondered how someone who is a bad sport, and treats their opponents with great disrespect, would do in a team situation. What if you had to play with them?

Years ago back in the 90's we had a guy on our BCA team that would belittle every mistake by the rest of us. We all wanted to kill him. (not literally of course). It kinda made the rest of us closer. Today, I can't even remember his name.

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09-13-2017, 11:08 AM

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09-13-2017, 11:08 AM

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I've often wondered how someone who is a bad sport, and treats their opponents with great disrespect, would do in a team situation. What if you had to play with them?

Years ago back in the 90's we had a guy on our BCA team that would belittle every mistake by the rest of us. We all wanted to kill him. (not literally of course). It kinda made the rest of us closer. Today, I can't even remember his name.

"You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates" ~richard m. nixon
Interesting post, good for you


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09-13-2017, 11:27 AM

not worth the headache, not matter how much they win (and you didnt actually say this guy from the 90's was winning)
  
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09-13-2017, 11:54 AM

Is this another earl thread?


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09-13-2017, 12:03 PM

Nobody likes to lose, it is difficult to be a good sport and a gracious loser.

But, there is also a line that should never be crossed.

This is the line between amateur and professional, child and adult.

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09-13-2017, 12:12 PM

Tough to say. I think a bad sport can have many levels of badness.
I think you might like to have a person that has total disdain for the other team while
you're playing, a guy that's all about the team, hates losing, knows how to put in the
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09-13-2017, 12:17 PM

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09-13-2017, 12:29 PM

I've been a poor sport in the past and I think I'd have been better off if my friends had told me to cut that shit out. Instead, I had to learn to be a better sport myself. Took a little longer but I'm a much better loser now. For how terrible I was during that time, I'm surprised anybody wanted to play me.


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09-14-2017, 09:48 AM

I struggle with shutting the f*ck up when I'm at the table. I'm way too hard on myself at times when something goes wrong. Don't play on teams much anymore, but I used to in college. I was far worse then. Way too competitive for my own good while still trying to learn the game. That's the key a lot of amateurs don't understand. They expect to be able to run out like the pros, but they never practice. Relax, accept that you suck, and have fun. The only time you have the right to be angry is when you practice 5 hours a day and you still can't make a ball!!!

That's why I like golf so much. I'm not great at it, can play by myself, and I don't keep score. All I care about is hitting the ball well. Having fun is simply a side effect of this.


Overall, good post OP. Getting angry at yourself is much better than blaming an opponent or the equipment... However, not getting angry at all is much more fun than either of the above options.

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09-14-2017, 10:03 AM

I left a team because of a guy on the team who gambled and pulled a lot of moves on people.

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09-14-2017, 11:25 AM

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09-14-2017, 11:32 AM

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09-14-2017, 11:35 AM

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I struggle with shutting the f*ck up when I'm at the table. I'm way too hard on myself at times when something goes wrong. Don't play on teams much anymore, but I used to in college. I was far worse then. Way too competitive for my own good while still trying to learn the game. That's the key a lot of amateurs don't understand. They expect to be able to run out like the pros, but they never practice. Relax, accept that you suck, and have fun. The only time you have the right to be angry is when you practice 5 hours a day and you still can't make a ball!!!

That's why I like golf so much. I'm not great at it, can play by myself, and I don't keep score. All I care about is hitting the ball well. Having fun is simply a side effect of this.


Overall, good post OP. Getting angry at yourself is much better than blaming an opponent or the equipment... However, not getting angry at all is much more fun than either of the above options.

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I've often wondered how someone who is a bad sport, and treats their opponents with great disrespect, would do in a team situation. What if you had to play with them?

Years ago back in the 90's we had a guy on our BCA team that would belittle every mistake by the rest of us. We all wanted to kill him. (not literally of course). It kinda made the rest of us closer. Today, I can't even remember his name.

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