Agony of Defeat

first_imgHow many of you remember the old sport show called Wide World of Sports?  It was on long before anybody heard of ESPN.  The “agony of defeat” was exemplified by a skier falling off the end of a ski jump and crashing. This was the beginning of each show.  The “agony of defeat” could easily be seen because the skier was obviously hurt by the accident.  How about the emotional part of a defeat?Athletes put a lot of effort in training into their sport these days.  Some are naturals and win all the time.  How about the young boy/girl who works just as hard but comes in out of the awards each time?  It takes a good coaching staff and family support to keep these young athletes from getting depressed.  If you were ever an athlete, I am sure you remember certain defeats more than a lot of your wins.  I still remember my last baseball game when I missed stealing second base.  We not only lost the game, but we lost the conference as well.  I had the base stolen but my spikes got caught in the mud and I stopped one foot from reaching second base.  This is not the way I envisioned finishing my high school athletic career.last_img read more

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De Bruyne waits for Chelsea chance

first_img The Belgium international made his first appearance in a month as he started Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win over Arsenal but he has played just five times this season for the Stamford Bridge side. Limited chances could damage his World Cup hopes but the 22-year-old said for the time being he is committed to doing better at Chelsea rather than trying to get game time somewhere else. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admits “something has to change” for him at Chelsea but insists he has not yet considered looking elsewhere for opportunities. Press Associationcenter_img “To be honest, I haven’t thought about it yet. I know something has to change. Sooner or later, I will have to play,” he told Belgian newspaper told Het Laatste Nieuws. “But what can I do at this moment besides training hard and keeping quiet? “I feel really strong at this time – I think I have never been this fit before. “I got a lot of support off family and friends who visit me over here. “My team-mates have been fantastic. You know, I haven’t worried much about my situation. “My career has always gone up but then it’s sometimes normal it makes a horizontal line.” last_img read more

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