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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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Kay41 the Midwest
06/01/14 5:02 pm

Depends on the stakes of the game. Chess with my son.... sure. Blackhawks!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

You play the game to win.

06/01/14 7:50 pm

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

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/01/14 5:10 pm

Not really, it's more about winning

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.

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.

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.

chickencookie Over whelmed
06/01/14 5:12 pm

Its about the journey and not the goal.

06/02/14 2:09 pm

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

Liberty 4,032,064
06/01/14 5:16 pm

Disagree, with the exception of cheating.

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

Ref doesn't see it, it was legal

coachgeorge95 Texas
06/01/14 5:57 pm

Obviously, winning is important...otherwise there is no reason for a scoreboard or practicing. The object of a contest is to win. But sportsmanship is JUST as important, especially to a quality coach.

mac007 Mars
06/02/14 1:28 am

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

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?

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.

06/01/14 5:26 pm

We keep up with the score for a reason

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.

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

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

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

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

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!!!

06/03/14 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

06/02/14 8:36 pm

No professional athlete does it for those reasons.

06/03/14 2:22 pm

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

swervin Maryland
06/02/14 3:01 am

I'd rather try my hardest and lose than to not try at all and win. Democrats would be wise to learn that lesson.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
06/02/14 3:18 am

I'm sorry, Miss Em. But, if ANY team had to take the Western Conference from the Champs, I'm glad it was the Kings. Now, I take Kings over Rangers. Are ya with me?...

06/01/14 6:54 pm

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

06/02/14 5:33 am

You play to win. Unless its for fun

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

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.

06/02/14 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 11:43 am

You learn that through competition

swjboucher Just Run
06/01/14 4:49 pm

I'm an ok loser but I'm a great winner.

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.

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

CAModerate California
06/03/14 3:35 pm

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

sensible Tryna keep CA sane
06/01/14 4:56 pm

I agree as long as how I play the game results in winning. ????

political Georgia
06/01/14 7:06 pm

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

06/01/14 7:06 pm

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

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!!!