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Please Watch This Video And Then Let’s Discuss What Is Wrong With Sports Today

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To me that video was beyond disturbing. It was a disgusting display of sportsmanship and is an illustration of what is wrong with sports today.

Let me try and explain what you watched. That was a 37 second video of a fight that broke out during a professional badminton tournament (Canadian Open) between two former teammates. I was excited to read that the Badminton World Federation is investigating.  Are you kidding me? What’s to investigate – both players get a lifetime ban!

What happened to sports?

Yes, athletes fight in hockey, basketball, football and baseball. But come on Badminton? To me (and it pains me to say) there is so much wrong with sports and may never be corrected.

The question is, why?  Is it the money? Not sure how much money is involved in professional badminton. Is it their egos? Is it just an attitude of “I am the best, a gifted athlete, and you are not”?

A few weeks ago at my son’s birthday party we had a home run derby and cannonball competition. All the kids were great and had a blast. One of the kids was so much more competitive than the others and almost threw a fit when he didn’t win the home run derby. He also didn’t want to do another cannonball because he had the highest score. To me it isn’t all about winning. It was about competing and being the best you can be.

I need your help.

  • What happened?
  • And more importantly, how do we fix it?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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