The Death of Sportsmanship

Posted by Don Moore on September 24, 2007 at 9:32 pm under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | 7 Comments to Read

It may be a little late for Richard Petty to take Kyle over his knee and give him a paddling; but this weekend’s incident put a cap on athletes behaving badly. To hit a guy who is restrained in a racing seat is not good sportsmanship.

A North Carolina Central player went on the field after the game and stomped on the A&T logo, a fight between teams resulted.

After last week’s Guilford County Hall of Fame, where men and women of sports were honored for their conduct on and off the field; it was extremely disappointing to realize that some people in the sports have tarnished the image of all athletes by their poor attitudes and actions.

May be coaches, parents and players will realize it’s time to step up.


  • John said,

    NASCAR = Rednecks

    And you are surprised by their behavior?

    EDITORS NOTE – A comparison of A&T and Central was removed because it was in poor taste.

  • Bruce said,

    Why is it ok for him to say rednacks but not negroes?

    And with the edit it makes it sound like he said something worse than he did, which was negroes. The man said negroes.

  • Don said,

    It’s better to err on the side on caution as many people are easily offended.

  • Bruce said,

    I guess you’re saying that only negroes are easily offended and rednecks can go screw themselves?

  • Rob said,

    Don,
    I’m glad you edited the post, but rather than pander to one group or the other, wouldn’t it have been better move to erase the entire posting? Are you saying that blacks are more or less tolererance than redneck NASCAR fans? Or are you saying than one group is more equal than the other? I guess Rednecks don’t have their own college fund, so that would be one difference.

  • Doug Cockman said,

    The United Redneck College Fund? Another Rob original!

  • Rob © said,

    A mind is a terrble thing to waste.