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Life after sports...

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It isn't about winning or losing, but I hate to lose. I won't settle for a tie, and I am not satisfied with 100%. To play, you have to sacrifice everything, your body, time, sweat, blood, and tears, everything... for my team I have been that player with tears in my eyes walking out to receive the second place trophy and clapping as the other team receives the first place one. I know what it is like to lose, to win, to want to quit, to want to cry, to not want to get up. I know what it is like to hear the yells for you. I know what it is like to feel the pressure of everyone on your shoulders, and I know what it is like to choke under that pressure. I know what it means to be an athlete, and that is why I play.

 

That's the perfect description of every true athlete, who isn't just in it for fun, but also to win. And it's the reason why there will be no life after sports for me, because sports will never end in my life.

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wow can you say deep..i totally agree with you on that one.! i really love my sports

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i love that post bro..ive told my friends about it..i cannot describe sports any better than that statement right there....sports....what can you say??

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It isn't about winning or losing, but I hate to lose. I won't settle for a tie, and I am not satisfied with 100%. To play, you have to sacrifice everything, your body, time, sweat, blood, and tears, everything... for my team I have been that player with tears in my eyes walking out to receive the second place trophy and clapping as the other team receives the first place one. I know what it is like to lose, to win, to want to quit, to want to cry, to not want to get up. I know what it is like to hear the yells for you. I know what it is like to feel the pressure of everyone on your shoulders, and I know what it is like to choke under that pressure. I know what it means to be an athlete, and that is why I play.

 

That's the perfect description of every true athlete, who isn't just in it for fun, but also to win. And it's the reason why there will be no life after sports for me, because sports will never end in my life.

You need to tell that to a team who is losing at half time...

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Bill Bowerman (co-founder of Nike and OU track legend) once said....

 

" I invite you to become students of your events, and quite possibly if you can find meaning in this silly little past time we call running, perhaps you can find meaning in another one of our silly little past times, LIFE"

 

:ph34r:

 

(o and word to tonymontana, nicely put bro)

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that's a very good point. I never thought of life itself being a sport.

.............................................................................................................................. everyone that has played sports garners the values(character,learning what it takes to win(hard ,nose to the grindstone and never ever give up),how to lose with grace and sportsmanship only to rise to fight again, team play learning to lean on and be leaned on, being the best you can to help !! ..no life after sports is a Fact..the values you gain from sports makes better citizens and individuals of all that have competed..never giving up, knowing you must rise again after defeat and accept winning with gratitude and humility,most of all the character you become from playing never dies within you...thats what brings us out every Friday night,because the desire never leaves you..and thats what life is too in..we learn to how to live from playing sports :thumb:

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It isn't about winning or losing, but I hate to lose. I won't settle for a tie, and I am not satisfied with 100%. To play, you have to sacrifice everything, your body, time, sweat, blood, and tears, everything... for my team I have been that player with tears in my eyes walking out to receive the second place trophy and clapping as the other team receives the first place one. I know what it is like to lose, to win, to want to quit, to want to cry, to not want to get up. I know what it is like to hear the yells for you. I know what it is like to feel the pressure of everyone on your shoulders, and I know what it is like to choke under that pressure. I know what it means to be an athlete, and that is why I play.

 

That's the perfect description of every true athlete, who isn't just in it for fun, but also to win. And it's the reason why there will be no life after sports for me, because sports will never end in my life.

Great post!

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I really think playing sports is very important for life after sports in the work world. Not many situations could prepare you better for the challenges and adversity you will face in the work world than similar challenges and adversity you face on the field/court/diamond as an athlete. Sports produces all of the great employees of the world, it is the great teacher of life.

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You play as long as you can play, then you have kids and watch them play then they have kids and you watch them play after that you take whatever you can get.

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For this thread i have to be specific...life after sports?

 

After the season...time to get ready for the next.

 

After high school...you either keep playing or wish you were still playing, you will always want to be playing...you might get burnt out, but trust me...the fire will be relit at some point.

 

After you stop playing organized sports...you play sundays at your local park.

 

After the park...you play with your son or daughter in your backyard.

 

After the backyard...you watch your kids go though the same stages.

 

and after that you just sit back and remember the good ole' days!

 

 

to some people, sports is life

to others, competing is life

to me, life is life....i just fill it with the competition of sports!!

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