Opinion: We Need To Let Both Teams Win

By Angie Frye, Junior Psychology Major –

Listen guys, I don’t consider myself a sports aficionado, by any means, but I think it’s time we have a serious discussion about letting both basketball teams win the game.

I hear a lot of people complain about the kinds of things we yell at the opposing team. But I’m not really concerned with that. How about the fact that most weeks, teams come here from so far away, and we beat them. Like, we win, they lose. Seriously?

Who are we to tell one team they aren’t as good as the other? We can’t play God.

Like I said, I’m no expert on sports. But there’s no arguing when it comes to morals. The only solution is making sure everyone knows from the get-go that nobody is here to beat anybody else.

“But Angie,” I hear you saying, “how would we keep track of our record?”

Easy guys! I’m saying both teams get a win.

A win is important not only because it moves us up in the rankings, but it also protects the self-esteem of the players on both teams. We can make being number one the standard, instead of a coveted goal.
Look, the point I’m really trying to make here is that we don’t have to settle for doing what we know in our hearts is wrong. We can be the generation to stop this archaic, unhealthy competition.

There’s always a solution to a problem if you do some critical thinking.

Stay cocky, y’all!