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Bigger Than the Game
by David Robinson


How far would you go to win?





I recently read an article about a Pops Warner league (Youth ages 10-14) football team. Apparently, the coaches of this football team paid their players to hit opponents harder than usual. Does this sound a lot like what happened in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints? It's almost the exact same thing. These coaches were paying their players $20 for the hardest hit in the game.

Now obviously, winning become more important at every level, but when does it start? I think it's terrible that these youth coaches paid players to hit harder. I feel like it's a dirty way to play, and as a Christian, it's really dirty. There's nothing wrong with a little competition, but when winning becomes so important that you start playing dirty, then you know you've gone too far. 

If this is happening to you, take a step back from everything and ask yourself, "What will this all mean in 10 years?" If your answer is nothing, then stop taking the game so seriously. There will always be a winner and a loser, but the key is accepting both roles gracefully. 

Do you have any stories of people playing dirty?

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-3 #7 trio3 2012-10-01 00:03
*sigh*
 
 
+2 #6 TrueBloodoftheTrueChrist 2012-09-30 03:04
Quoting trio3:
Yup. Just Sunday. Texans vs. Broncos and this guy hit Schaub super hard an cut off a part of his ear. He got fined ans suspended. It's sad what people will do for money.

Yah but that guy didnt get paid for the hit it was only saints
 
 
-2 #5 ComputerGeek101 2012-09-29 22:25
THE PACKERS FINALLY GOT BEAT!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! BY THE SEAHAWKS OF ALL PEOPLE!!!!!!!
 
 
-7 #4 FootPrints14 2012-09-29 18:26
Gooo Saints!!!!!!! :D
 
 
+4 #3 gabesilva02 2012-09-29 14:17
Yeah that's terrible just like the game steelers vs. browns they should take this coach out of the league for ever :lol:
 
 
+9 #2 Strong_Arm_Luc 2012-09-28 21:37
No, but now, I know what to do if my coach does that to me and my teamate.
So I'm being aware of that. :lol: :-) ;-) 8)
 
 
+6 #1 trio3 2012-09-28 19:55
Yup. Just Sunday. Texans vs. Broncos and this guy hit Schaub super hard an cut off a part of his ear. He got fined ans suspended. It's sad what people will do for money.
 

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