Free Friday – Define ‘Sportsmanship’

The last couple of weeks we’ve given away Cardinals tickets. We certainly love our Redbirds, but we’re going to be a little more practical this week. Here’s the challenge. How do you define sportsmanship? It’s that simple. Write your definition of sportsmanship in the comment box below this post. The person who submits the best definition gets a $30 Quik Trip gas card. For more than two years, you’ve read, watched, and listened to what I think. Now, it’s your turn. Email subscribers, please don’t respond by email. I’m going to need you to post a comment on the Sportsmanship blog site or it doesn’t count. This post goes live at 8 a.m. CDT and ends at 5 p.m. So, you have nine hours to give it your best shot. Good luck. Until next time…

Be a Good Sport!



4 thoughts on “Free Friday – Define ‘Sportsmanship’

  1. Sportsmanship is competing the best you can on or off the field and doing what you know is right whether people are watching or not.


  2. Anonymous said it well…Sportsmanship is treating everyone with proper respect and doing what is right all of the time,on and off the field/court, whether you're in uniform or not.


  3. Sportsmanship is maintaining the conduct and attitude of civility and respect towards teammates, opponents, spectators, officials, etc., win or lose. It is also about not “winning at all costs.” Winning shouldn't come at the expense of someone else's dignity.


  4. Sportsmanship is letting the sport define the sport and the man (or woman) defining themselves by their actions, words, attitudes and outward appearance both on and off the field of play. This can even be attributed by a fan, sportwriter, blogger, etc. If these are unworthy or bring negative reactions to team, fans or the sport, then that will define the person. Being defined by your actions is not a testament to the sport but to the player creating the definition.


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