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After the Olympics: Where's the Humility?

soliton2 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 9:27 AM
I don't think that anyone is demanding false modesty. The scary thing is that there is no modesty, false or otherwise.
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...