Reaching that pinnacle of ability whether it was or the pool those fleeting minutes in the sun honed my character to your level I believed I’d never become. Even after an athletic profession I somehow understood the next obvious step.
In sport especially in an era unlike now after I was starting out baseball was the game everyone. A quick learner I became not only from my dad but those little league coaches that were so instrumental in teaching not only the basics of the game but just how to act with grace and dignity especially when we eared or merely fell flat on our face.
Once I look around today many times, I am from what I see, appalled. There’s an excessive amount of emphasis put on winning at all costs. Professional sports are partial to blame. It is now a far cry from yesterday. Nearly all of the blame When so much money is now involved, where TV revenue has far surpassed everyone’s expectations though comes from the media has truly corrupted the game’s integrity. This corruption has now been passed down to our youth that come to play. Too many are caught up immortalizing and idolizing many professional players whose own disposition cares little except for the cash and recognition.
Not a harsh word or a temper flared as I look back to my playing days that were smaller. I’ve seen too many playing fields sit bare and empty as I travel around today. Those standing in the stands cheering for all are all merely distant memories.
Those fields of dreams of yesteryear have been replaced with a brand new breed. Lost is the joy of playing for the love of the sport, winning and cash are to attribute. There has been a sharp decline of the professional and personal behaviour of sportsmen now. A lot different. Comradely and the professionalism we’d have given way to some self-absorption where too many are consumed without the slightest regard for teammates with the monetary settlement, competitors as well as the fans. Lost is the awareness of fellowship that people all had back in the day.
As for those playing fields that sit empty today many can say the cultural shift hasn’t come quite a way. The well-being of a state where we were proud and strong has morphed into self-serving a bunch. Too many are caught in unhealthy choices now. The speed of obesity continues to grow. Where once the youth were so physically mobile it was not a surprise that the well-being of our country was on the rise. But those days are gone, and many forget what it was like to simply play for the love of the game.
What has replaced playing for the “love of the match” to now where too many athletes whether professional or collegiate have adopted a self-serving approach where they agree to play simply on account of the cash or scholarships being offered. When this occurs as so frequently today these sportsmen now expect the attention the adoration as well as the promotion to be bestowed upon them and not because of their ability, their admiration for other players, trainers and enthusiasts. It is due to the amount of cash that has come into play. If they failed to exhibit the professionalism when people attain that amount of athletics, that actually should be exhibited it matters not.
Lots of my generation can recall their very first completion. The respect we had for ourselves our trainers, as well as other adversaries, made us understand that just having the ability to compete, the exhilaration and the excitement was an unbelievable experience. Whether we lost or won wasn’t the problem. Our trainers realized that winning wasn’t that important. But merely being able to strive to do your best is what competition should be all about. Certainly everyone likes to win, but though you lost and several times, I did all you’re a victor in every sense.
It’s come to pass that, and collegiate athletes are tempted by the prospect of professional sports contracts that are successful. Many of these individuals will not be psychological, educationally and emotionally able enough to perceive the extent of the duties that are involved in professional sports contracts.
What has happened in professional sports is that they’ve encouraged a form of conduct that is certainly most unprofessional by the athletes themselves. We’re not saying all professional sports athletes have fallen into this type of behaviour, but the media surely has continued to use some individuals to where the public further encourages professional and student athletes toward behaviour that is most unprofessional.
“For the love of the game” or sport! A time so remote. It’s in professional sports believed that winning is the objective. The key is to recruit the quality of players that when they play and compete to the best ability they can they’ll create the winning effect that is significant in the current professional sports.
Aspiring young athletes today have to be educated restraint and to resist the temptation of forgoing and instruction in the pursuit of lucrative sports contracts when this is a misguided and short-sighted attempt to interrupt an individual’s life process that appear to be a sure bet. What matters is student athletes and pupils involvement in sports are held liable for his or her conduct on and off the playing field. They may be accountable to show a degree of personal esteem and portray courtesy, respect, and also a true fellowship toward everyone. This is what we were taught when we were young. Sad to express this is what is lacking now by a lot of reports.