Although winning is important and sports are, and should be taken
seriously, by far, winning isn't the only thing. Putting everything you have
and giving one hundred percent to the effort is also very important to
competition. A team that puts everything they have into a game and comes out
the losers, has a lot more to be proud of than a team who comes in first but
only gave some effort. Over the years many teams have lost important games due
to a few inches, one pitch or a strike of "bad luck" although these teams lost,
they take it into the next game and gave one hundred and ten percent.
The most important thing is for all who participate is to have fun and
do it with pride and determination, to set a goal and reach it. Two good
sayings that contradict Vince Lomabardi state..."It doesn't matter if you win or
lose, it's how you play the game" and "If at first you don't succeed, try, try
again" Words to live by.