Monday, February 02, 2009

Winning isn't Everything

...but it sure would be nice now and then.

Sure we all saw the Cardinals almost pull a victory out of last night's Superbowl and the Steelers rallied back. An awesome few minutes of sports. We cheered for the Steelers, we felt bad for the Cardinals. But hey, even though the Cardinals didn't win the Superbowl - they got there. That means they won a lot.

Now - to this year's township basketball season. There are four teams in the minor boys division. There are about a dozen games. We're more than half way through the season and Harry's team hasn't won a game yet.

Oh, we've come close. There have been times when we were ahead by a few points. But the other team always ends up ahead at the final buzzer. Usually by about three points. Sometimes only by one.

It's hard to watch your kid's team lose all the time. You want them to win. At least once in awhile. Everyone likes to win.

And there's still more games. Maybe Saturday will be our lucky day!


PJ Hoover said...

Winning isn't everything, but it sure feels nice!

Ellen said...

My son's elementary school CYO team never won either. We, the parents. always joked that All Saints basketball was the ultimate lesson in humility. Fortunately, while the kids would have loved to win, playing together was the best part of the game.

Barb, sfo said...

Middle Sister's basketball team has yet to win a game. Many games, they only score in the "single digits." They are an all-7th-grade team playing against 7th-and-8th graders, and it does show. Every game they are blown out by a 30+ point margin. The kids just don't have a good handle on the basics. But like Ellen said, they do have a good time playing together. They're not "hot dogs" and if one gets hurt, the whole team rallies around her. So in that respect, they are winners in my book.