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Show Of Hands June 1st, 2014 11:28pm

"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game."

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eyeofthespindle East Lansing, Michigan
06/06/14 10:47 pm

How you play the game determines whether you win or lose so agreed.

omega Alabama
06/05/14 3:19 pm

That is a phrase that losers use to make themselves feel better

06/05/14 7:07 am

Is this one of those stupid sayings to make everyone feel like a winner. Made to protect everyone's feelings. LOL

jgirlak Alaska
06/04/14 6:50 pm

Don't be that person who thinks everyone gets a trophy if you didn't get first you lost.

LoriLiz Arizona
06/04/14 11:45 am

Winning rocks !!

CAModerate California
06/03/14 3:35 pm

Winning is everything. If it wasn't we wouldn't call it a game...or life.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/03/14 8:52 am

It's about both.

06/02/14 4:12 pm

Why play if not to win? Then what's the point?

RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/02/14 4:49 pm

And exercise!

06/02/14 8:36 pm

No professional athlete does it for those reasons.

06/02/14 10:50 pm

You play to win the game

RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/03/14 11:09 am

I'm sure they still enjoy doing it, and the average person is not professional. You eat for sustenance, but also because it is pleasurable. A "play to win" attitude may earn you a trophy or money, but those types of people also are sore losers and

RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/03/14 11:11 am

I have noticed, that they are also more likely to revolve their whole life around a GAME, to the point of addiction. If someone played monopoly all day long I would think thats a problem, which is also how i feel about sporting games.

RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/03/14 11:13 am

So sure, the overall goal is to win, but I believe it is more important in how you win, and your mindset during the game, and if you can handle losing well, if not better than, winning.

06/02/14 3:54 pm

Don't get me wrong, I would rather win any day! I am very competitive BUT I am teaching my boys to have integrity, to be fair, and to think of others. I want them to do their best, but I will not let them be the kids crying or screaming if they lose!

MurrayHitchens The Truth Wins Out
06/02/14 3:48 pm

I think its how I play. I like to play against myself and top what I think I can do. I don't care so much about the score at the end of it all.

malibog 12309
06/02/14 2:30 pm

Play for one reason - WIN.

06/02/14 2:09 pm

Disagree cuz I'm the best in the game. Richard, that's my name.
-Richard Sherman

06/02/14 2:11 pm

Sherman: "Well, I'm the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get! Don't you ever talk about me!"

06/02/14 2:12 pm

I actually like Richard Sherman. I just like to quote him.

PrinceDaemon The Bloodwyrm
06/02/14 2:01 pm

When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die.

06/02/14 12:50 pm

The purpose of any competitive activity is to win. How you play the game is a losers stance

roundsquare round square
06/02/14 2:25 pm

Shut up loser.

06/02/14 2:36 pm

Spoken as a true loser. It's hilarious that you would feel the need to be disrespectful to one who has a belief which differs from your own! OBVIOUSLY I touched a deeply repressed loser mentality in you! CHEERS

roundsquare round square
06/02/14 3:06 pm

You're a joke, Freeman.

06/02/14 5:53 pm

how you play the game is a losers stance?? sorry you have not been around sports or competition enough...while the goal is to win, you learn a lot more about a person who loses than a person who wins!

06/02/14 7:28 pm

@Borny.........I have to disagree, I played college FB and let me tell you, it's about winning, not some "how you play the game" rhetoric

06/02/14 7:32 pm

And just so you know, since you obviously have little knowledge about sport realities, the money, the scholarships, the goal is to WIN!!!

06/02/14 7:56 pm

I said that...but there s more too it! sorry you never figured that out as a player. you truly missed out!!!

06/02/14 8:09 pm

Hilarious, no doubt you are a "sport" wanna be, never won, never could, so buy into the whole "it's how you play the game" idiocy. American sports? It's all about the WIN

06/03/14 2:14 pm

oh I've won plenty, but the best character was shown after a tough loss. but if winning is all that matters to you, that's OK...just don't coach! Thanks.

06/03/14 2:18 pm

Should I decide to coach, I will model my approach to align with both my HS and college FB coaches. It all about the win, and win we did

06/03/14 2:22 pm

I'm happy that you won! Sorry that's all you see in football!

timeout Boston Strong
06/02/14 11:55 am

"Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing" Vince Lombardi, who probably heard the phrase from UCLA coach Henry Russell Sanders who said it first.

knimmz hip to the facts
06/02/14 11:53 am

the point of playing or trying is to win the game

GotHeem Indiana
06/02/14 8:29 am

I'll do whatever it takes, within the rules that make sense to me, to win

06/02/14 8:13 am

How you play.... But winning is realllllly great too.

06/02/14 8:05 am

You play to win the game! - Herm Edwards

Irrelevant United States
06/02/14 5:44 am

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.

06/02/14 5:33 am

You play to win. Unless its for fun

collin North Carolina
06/02/14 4:56 am

"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" - Vince Lombardi

raiderbob sicklerville, nj
06/02/14 4:27 am

"Winning isn't everything it's the only thing"

mac007 Mars
06/02/14 1:28 am

I prefer not to play the game at all. ;-)

mynewipad north of southern calif
06/02/14 1:57 am

How about a nice game of chess...?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/02/14 12:17 am

It's whether you win or lose AND how you play the game.

anonymous91214 On SOH
06/01/14 11:18 pm

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, as long as you do either extravagantly.

bnnt Los Angeles
06/01/14 9:18 pm

True. But people only remember the winners.

Jimmo Texas
06/01/14 8:55 pm

As long as you play to win, try your hardest, and learn from your loss, it is all good. Isn't that just like everything else in life?

omagabi Surf City
06/01/14 8:43 pm

After just watching the Kings win game winning counts. It was an exiting game but there is only one team going to the Stanley Cup playoff and the other team stays home.

06/01/14 9:17 pm

I'm sad to see the result of that game, but it was a great series! Now I have to root for the Rangers, only because they are an original 6 team.

06/01/14 9:17 pm

I'm sad to see the result of that game, but it was a great series! Now I have to root for the Rangers, only because they are an original 6 team.

06/01/14 8:37 pm

Training our kids to think everyone is a winner or that everyone gets a trophy is just stupid. There's only one winner. However, sports are about having fun, learning to be part of a team, and sportsmanship. Bottom line.

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
06/03/14 11:24 am

That is horrible. You're taking away the fun of competition.

06/03/14 11:43 am

You learn that through competition

06/01/14 8:33 pm

It's both. You have to play right and fair and be a good sport. But winning matters.

And there is a difference between being a good loser and a good sport. I'm a good sport if I lose, but I'm a terrible loser.

smartfart Florida
06/01/14 8:24 pm

That's what I tell my kids, but I lie to them all the time anyway.
Sometimes, not all the time, it's about winning & losing.

06/01/14 7:50 pm

I dunno! I want to win pretty badly . . . :)

closed Lol hi
06/01/14 7:50 pm

You play the game to win.

CalTexHawk spiral arm
06/01/14 7:44 pm

If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'.

rnm Illinois
06/01/14 7:32 pm

I agree, it ISN'T about winning or losing, it is about giving your all, being part of a team and having fun with a sport you love and not getting bent out of shape if you do lose.

Br@ndon Your Soul
06/01/14 7:30 pm

Nah, it's about winning.

curtass diagon alley
06/01/14 7:28 pm

Agree. If you give it your all, in anything not just a game, the satisfaction is still there. If you didn't, there will be regret.

06/01/14 7:23 pm

Losing that game won't get you a scholarship.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
06/01/14 7:49 pm

It will if your stats prove it. 200 yards in a game is still 200 yards whether you win or lose.

06/01/14 7:06 pm

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing

political Georgia
06/01/14 7:06 pm

How you play matters, but winning also matters to me.

06/01/14 6:54 pm

If you have iterated strategy absolutely! Game theory has answers to this very question.

mamalisa California
06/01/14 6:40 pm

While I think good sportsmanship is very important, it IS about winning or losing. Why do we keep score if it's not?

Wycliff Huntington Beach, CA
06/01/14 6:37 pm

Ref doesn't see it, it was legal