Sportsmanship

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Sportsmanship is one of the most overlooked parts of sports today. People who are sports fans tend to care more about statistics and not about how those games are played. The blame can very easily be put on sports shows like ones on ESPN which prides players on how many points a player can score. Although those statistics are important, there is a problem with sportsmanship both on and off the field or court. The players who decide that is necessary to talk trash to other players and/or about other players are poor role models. Although there are these bad examples there are some great examples as well who display the greatest of sportsmanship. Sports stations like ESPN could be a cause for alarm with the lack of control of players’ actions. The sportsmanship is never what is talked about on their highlight shows. What is always thrown up on the screen is a list of stats or a highlight of the night. Sometimes they even do show a highlight of a taunt that some would find entertaining, but it just displays the lack of discipline in today’s sports. All these highlights do is give light to the athlete’s that are camera hungry and those are the taunters. I find that athletes in today’s sports really like to taunt and disgrace. Taunting is when one disgraces others in a mocking or insulting manner. Taunting is really disrespectful to both the sport of which they are playing and other team. A great example of a disrespectful player is Terrell Owens. Until he had reached Dallas, he would disrespect his former quarterbacks, Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb. As a player, on the field, Terrell Owens is disrespectful, too. His taunts are rude and disrespectful, because they are so belligerent and excessive. Also, In this past season he had grabbed a fan’s box of popcorn and thrown it into his face. Terrell Owens doesn’t appear to be any kind of role model at all.…...

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