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After the Olympics: Where's the Humility?

gepaza Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 9:22 AM
Fabius, How about we try 4.5597 billion instead of trillion. He means, I guess, that even though the US and China have relatively huge populations, they can enter only so many athletes in an event. I think the pertinent point about this is not in the numbers who actually participate in the competition, but in the much larger national pool of athletes from which the teams could be selected. In sports, I think the only thing worse than a poor loser is a poor winner!
Humility, it is sometimes said, doesn't mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

For Carli Lloyd I'd guess that's a distinction without a difference. After Lloyd scored the goals that lifted the US Olympic women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Japan in the gold medal match at London's Wembley Stadium last week, thinking of herself less was decidedly not on her agenda.

"When someone tells me I can't do something, I'm going to always prove them wrong," Lloyd bragged to an NBC interviewer. "That's what a champion is all...