In contact sports it's different. I was talking to a friend of mine who was a physical trainer for the Vikings in the NFL, and I asked him about this, and he laughed. He said that if any player said something about another player's mother or wife, the next play he'd be lying on the grass without a functioning knee. It's self-policing that way.
Anyway, I don't want to harp on this issue. I just find the whole thing funny, especially the faux-toughness that's shown when yelling insults while hiding behind the rules of the game.
Well if you can't take an insult without responding with violence, you've got small dick syndrome
They don't do it because the guy won't throw a punch. They do it because the guy won't throw a punch but will be pissed off and swing at a wide one and edge it.
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You're a girl scout, SS.
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Just so ridiculous SS that you believe in "winning at all costs" but are anti-sledging. It makes no sense.
I'm not a fan of sledging for the most part, especially when it goes over the top. Hence my well known hate for Watson. But SS has constantly promoted cheating in sports if the umpire doesn't catch you as a thing sportsmen shoudl do. So to criticise sledging is laughable when you hold such a view imo
If I was a player, I'd be sledging left and right, saying whatever came into my mind, progressively worse, until someone told me not to do it. Then I'd try to find a way around it because of the slap-on-the-wrist type punishment you get anyway. It works. I don't have a problem with players doing this. If the administration is allowing you to behave like that and it helps you win, go for it.
I have a problem with allowing it (e.g, the administrators of the game). But you can't blame the players at all, as they are merely taking advantage of the lax enforcement of rules - and obviously they want to win, so they'll take any advantage they can.
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Either way, if you openly acknowledge that sledging heightens the competitiveness, why would you want to take it out?
If you outlawed sledging, surely it is less competitive than if sledging is allowed by your reasoning alone (the fact that you would sledge).
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