Isn’t ANYONE teaching good sportsmanship anymore????
When you are winning by that much you put in your backup players with instructions to take as much time off the clock as possible... And then you thank the losing team for a good game.
You don’t humiliate them.
I’ll be happy to console any of those young Thai girls, however...
Nope...long gone with Patriotism, Modesty, Continence, etc...
The...uh..."ladies"...on the US got there first after the game.
They acted like pricks.
Then the one who insulted the national anthem
I am disgusted
Actually, the play by the Thais was quite good for their level of actual talent and experience. This is like putting a high-level junior college against a top-level Division 1 football team.
However the Trump-haters (yes, everyone on the US team is an SJW freak from the coach on down) have the experience.
Score differentials count in breaking ties. It’s part of the game.
When you are winning by that much you put in your backup players with instructions to take as much time off the clock as possible..
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From a sportsmanship view I completely AGREE with you.
As a (former) athlete, were I to be assigned to the 2nd or 3rd or cleanup crew, my precious moments would be utilized to show Coach what a terrible mistake he was making having ME ‘ride the pines’.
If you leave the starters in ( I KNOW -UNFAIR) you at least can keep them in ‘line’ by telling them if they don’t follow YOUR ‘rules’ etc they will be 2nd team.
OTOH ... Once you tell them to ‘lay down’ it may become sort of habit forming...
Really could be a conundrum of sorts...
You are only allowed three substitutions in a match.
You dont humiliate them.
Well, that takes class and sportsmanship. Those days are long over. It's all about chest-thumping and parading around like idiots now.
“When you are winning by that much you put in your backup players with instructions to take as much time off the clock as possible”
That’s not how bracket football works.
The ties in the bracket go to the team with the highest score differential. There is no “mercy rule”. You should, and indeed must, run up the score.
I get that real football is not a thing in the USA, but at least learn the rules before commenting.
I would agree with you, under normal circumstances...
However, when you set up the tournament i a way that point differentials matter, you end that.
If 2 teams have equal records, but one has more overall goals than the other, it gets the better placement, as such, you have set up a system where running up the score is rewarded... and if your goal is to win... you don’t back off.
The system is skewed... I don’t agree with it at the individual game level, but I wouldn’t pull my A team either if I was the coach in this type of setup.
The US team just made a lot of enemies ... hope one of the other teams teaches them the lesson they so richly deserve.
I take that back- ONLY # 3 is invited.
The only problem is the gamblings lines that may or not have been set. This is why Hockey, soccer, and lesser known sports have while blowouts when a team just pummels the other team into humiliation. There’ve been stories of winning players being murdered over it.
No mention if this was a U.S women team populated by men because they thought themselves as women.
Crying? There’s no crying in volleyball.
And what, give each team a participation trophy and sing Kum ba ya?
Sportsmanship is knowing the game isn’t over until the final whistle is blown. Until then anything can happen or why would they keep track of comebacks. Fight for the lead, keep the lead and make sure your opponent knows you won before the game is over so that the next time they meet, you get into their heads and they are afraid of you. Makes the next game between the two easier to win.
Do you understand the rules for world cup tie breakers and standings?
And should the woman who was put in later in the game, who has never scored in a freakin’ world cup game NOT supposed to celebrate.
My guess is your idea of sportsmanship is for little league and pick up games. Not the world cup.
If I understand correctly, the World Cup competition is based not only on winning games in the brackets, but also by a count of the total goals scored:
That means the American women should absolutely have been scoring as many goals as possible in this, as in all their other games in the tournament.