Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wow ... let's just outlaw competition ... it sure seems like we're headed there!

Okay, so this isn't the in the USA, but it (link here) sure sounds like something someone would try to pull here, too.  A children's soccer league on Ottawa, Canada, has now created a new rule in the interest of fairness ... If a team wins by 5 or more goals they automatically lose.  Yup, if you win by "too much," that's considered unfair so you lose.

What is this world coming to?  I know as a parent we don't like to see our kids feel pain or have them get their butts kicked in a sport or anything else, but come on.  Why not have our kids learn about lopsided losses now when it's a recreational soccer game so they know how to cope with a big loss of failing a college exam or not giving a good presentation at work?

I actually like some of the quotes from the parents:

“Heaven forbid when these kids get into the real world. They won’t be prepared to deal with the competition out there.”

“If there’s one team that’s consistenly dominant and one team that’s not, well, that’s life.”

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