When I stayed up till 3 am to watch the Australian Open Final in January, I knew that it was going to be historic no matter the outcome.
Every weekend during the fall I become entranced with the ritual of watching football. it is such a trivial game, but I have grown up with it and I have learned to love the nuances of it. But every weekend I am reminded why I love college football so much more than the NFL. Now, I do have some bias in this thinking, because I played college football (albeit Division III). But I would like to believe that I can remove myself from my past experiences and try to view both sides of the coin with out any skew.
That’s basically what Pierre de Coubertin says in the Olympic creed:
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.