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"We are born into this world to do and act a certain way. We actually have a...universal right to "be ourselves"...from The Tao of Public Service
Richard Sherman's rant after his Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers is an example of bad sportsmanship at its worst, but is bad sportsmanship so prevalent these days that it's accepted?
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A Critical Moment
Something very important happened the other day, almost without notice that--as Richard Sherman says--goes much further than football.
In response to Richard Sherman's alleged rant, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times wrote an article about Coach Pete Carroll's response. In the article he wrote:
Carroll said he talked to Sherman on Monday, and that Sherman "didn't feel right" about the way he presented himself and for taking away from the teams performance.
"I told them this weekend, we don't let them be themselves, we celebrate them being themselves, and we cheerlead for them to be themselves," Carroll said. "And we try to bring out the very best that they have to offer""
The Secret of Success
This excerpt from Coach Carroll's larger comment reveals him to be a disciple of Coach John Wooden, who is often quoted as saying:
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