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That quote is by Vince Lombardi and it's often misinterpreted.
It's about a man that doesn't care about losing. Some people take that quote as an excuse to whine like a little girl and take out their insecurities on others when the coach himself never advocated such nonsense.
DANF THE MOUSE SLIPPS!
Who said "show me a good loser and i'll show you a loser?"
I think it was Vince Lombardi.
At a trivia bar/resturant my friends and I go to, we learned that the legendary coach of the Greenbay Packers once said, "Winning isn't everything, its the only thing."
The topic, 'Honestly, how much does it bother you to lose?' is a very interesting question as are the varied responses. The quote put forth sure got some people rattled, IMO, unnecessarily. It's all in how one interprets the quote.
Most of my opponents in chess will tell you that I am a very good sport. I can't say as much for some- esp., those who are quick to quote pithy sayings in some altruistic spirit.
In regards to sportsmanship, I think the handsome Boris Spassky losing to B. Fischer was/is the ideal sportman and gentleman.
Evertime I lose I run to the nearest pub and flush tp until it clogs, then I feel better, but no losing doesn't bother me.
But it sure bothers the barkeeper!
True, lol...plumbers sure love getting paid although.
You can't win what you ain't got and You can't lose what you ain't never had; that's Muddy Waters Baby. Some games you win and some you lose. It happen to The Greatest! Learning is the key issue in regards to a lose game. It's like NBA Basketball Playoffs! You must study the flims regardless of a won or lose game. It's a Must. The (Flims) are a repeat look at the game and so it is with a lose game of chess. Record your lost or won game/s. Study/Review how,why,when,where and what may have contributed the most to the game. Gaining the knowledge of the Opening Theory, the middle-game transitions, and its endgame knowledge is the key to Learning from one's losses! Record and Review your lost games! Study your losses, and don't be a Whimper/Whinnie:)
A lot, if I lose on account of a dumb mistake I could've avoided and esp if I had enuff time to hold off on moving for another day in order to double-check my analysis one last time before moving - sometimes I notice errors the next day I initially overlooked the first time.
Not so much overall esp if I just got outplayed or made an error in judgement that was at least a "long term" error not obvious for several more moves - as opposed to just dropping a pawn or the exchange for instance. And once in a blue moon I actually admire the way in which my opponent blew me off the bd...
BTW I've read that players like Capablanca were able to shrug off loses and not let them affect their play in the next rd. Of course, it's easy to shrug off lost games when you only lost 35 in your entire career!
How can I lose to such an idiot? AARON NIMZOVITCH
The loser is always at fault VASILII NICOLAEVICH PANOV
You're never a loser until you quit trying MIKE DITKA
Practice practice practice!
*Just lost a game*....
Acknowledge, accept, move on!
"How much does it bother you to lose?"
Well, judging by my record, not nearly enough yet!
Dennis Connor would say "you're a loser".
Dennis Connor for the younger generation was the uS capt of the America's Cup sailing team that lost to Australia 2 in 1983. Dennis was such a trash talker that he could have taught a trash talk course to a wrestler.
This Dennis Conner?
Wouldn't it be harder instead of easier?
If you're that good, you would expect yourself to be flawless.
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