Is it me or do we have people making excuses more than ever?
Maybe it’s because we have more access, thanks to the Internet and radio talk shows?
I read a sports story and someone is complaining about not enough protection from the offensive line, the refs don’t protect so and so or a team doesn’t have enough pitching.
Let’s not forget about the popular excuse, “They had a lot of injuries.”
There’s that old adage, ‘nobody’s perfect’. Which brings me to something I heard this morning on the Dan Patrick Show. We all remember Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman. He’s the fan who interfered with a Cubs outfielder on a foul ball in the stands. Well Alex Gibney, a filmmakerr has directed a documentary for ESPN and their ’30 for 30′ series titled, ‘Catching Hell’. Gibney was on DP’s show this morning and made a great point:
“As fans we experience sports with great passion. Something weird happens when we lose, especially when you’re a long-suffering fan. It’s that mechanism that takes over. ‘Let’s find somebody or something to blame’. That process to find a scapegoat exists in all of us.”
I was excited about this comment.
Gibney is right; matter of fact, he nailed it.
Instead of being accountable people try to find excuses when things don’t go their way. Instead of looking for the good and being a bit more positive, we get negative and start the blame game.
Which asks the question, ‘Are you part of the problem or part of the solution’?
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