I’m wondering, when is it OK in America to be much better than someone else at something? The story of Harrison Bergeron comes to mind. Should the winning girls be ashamed that they are 100 pts better than another team. I don’t think so. Whose problem is it that the losing team was embarrassed? Maybe their AD and coach should sit down and talk about what kind of league they’re in and what other options there are.
I played on the losing end of a few of these types of games in high school. We were in a sub-par private school lacrosse league and made the jump to public school varsity in southern NY. We understood that we would be drubbed often. We were not as good a program yet. Should we have expected to be beaten politely? I don’t think so. There is no way I would have accepted an honorary victory because we got our asses kicked and thus had our feelings hurt.
I don’t think America would be where it was today if it’s motto was “Just slightly and respectfully better than the other guy.”
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