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Been noticing every so often the loser of the finals match at a major tourney (eg, state finals) will self-congratulate himself after the final whistle (clap to himself, raise his arms to point to his supporters in the crowd).

 

This is not only unsportsmanlike behavior but it also takes away from the real winner of the match.  You might be proud of yourself for wrestling a good match despite losing but it's unbecoming to act and make gestures like you "won".

 

Furthermore this is a recent trend.  Most likely due to the millennial generation of "everybody's a winner/"everybody gets a trophy" where losing is a foreign concept.

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Been noticing every so often the loser of the finals match at a major tourney (eg, state finals) will self-congratulate himself after the final whistle (clap to himself, raise his arms to point to his supporters in the crowd).

 

This is not only unsportsmanlike behavior but it also takes away from the real winner of the match.  You might be proud of yourself for wrestling a good match despite losing but it's unbecoming to act and make gestures like you "won".

 

Furthermore this is a recent trend.  Most likely due to the millennial generation of "everybody's a winner/"everybody gets a trophy" where losing is a foreign concept.

 

Everybody blames Millennials for the participation trophy thing, but the reality is that Baby Boomer's are the ones who invented it and gave their kids the participation trophies and now all they can do is criticize the generation for something their generation invented.  If you ask Millennials they'll likely tell you they never wanted participation trophies to begin with.

 

Millennials get criticism and hate that is undeserved, and the anger over things like participation trophies is directed at the wrong generation.  

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Yes, you do know that current HS kids (and really the last few years) aren't "millennials", right?

 

And also, the everyone gets a trophy trend started when millenials were pretty young. So, it was kind of fostered by their parents/ Gen Xers. 

 

With that being said - I saw this happen one time, and I had a similar reaction to you. With that being said, havent seen or heard of it since. 

Edited by iGranby

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Shouldn't a true anti-hero always celebrate in defeat?  Isn't it the ultimate form of stolen valor?

 

On a different but somewhat related note--we need to lay down the law related to hugging your opponent after a match.  There was nothing more annoying than going in for the post-match handshake and realizing your opponent is trying to come in for a full hug... (a) nobody in the crowd with a brain is impressed by your "compassion," and (b) if you're the guy that's initiating the hug, there's a 99% chance the other wrestler involved is not interested in reciprocating.  I propose a minimum of 3 overtime periods must be involved before it becomes even remotely acceptable.  And save it for the post-season... nobody should be hugging after matches at a round-robin in November.  

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I don't really see a problem with it.  That kid's tweet is actually kinda funny.    Taking 2nd isn't really comparable to the whole "everyone gets a trophy" thing.   The Olympics has been rewarding 2nd place since 1896.   I think it's more teaching them that they're not going to always win everything.

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We live in a country in which losers in elections are given cabinet posts by winners which are used to extort billions through influence peddling, followed by the losers losing again despite millions of illegal and fraudulent votes which lead the repeat losers to write books blaming everyone, so what do you expect?

 

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to living persons is a coincidence.

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Plenty of guys born oct 1, 1999 - Dec 31 1999, wrestled this season without having been held back. Millennials born Jan1, 1982 thru Dec 31 1999. Millenials, born in the 20th century and became of age (to me turned 18) in the 21st

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