Have you ever been the 'guy' (sportswise) that everyone else wanted to beat?
Not saying this is the case - but sometimes people want to beat a certain because they are an a$$hole and full of themselves.
See it all the time in high school sports. It ain't about the fact that a player is a really good player - it is because they are full of themselves.
Imagine the 100m olympic sprint - The last runner falls and the lead runner conceeds his given win, shiny medal and reverence as earths' quickest homonid - To rush to his/her fallen colleagues aid... Rather than?
The Norwegian cross-country coach received the gift as a token of appreciation for handing a spare ski pole to Sara Renner after the Canadian skier broke hers midway through the team sprint event.
Renner and Canadian teammate Beckie Scott went on to win a silver medal while the Norwegians placed fourth.
Haakensmoen's gesture struck a chord with many Candians. In the days following the pole pass, he was showered with thank-you notes and gifts ranging from wine and chocolate to hotel accomodation in Banff, Alta. But nothing to this point has stacked up to the 7,400 cans of maple syrup that recently rolled into Oslo.
The syrup was donated by fans across Canada as part of a drive called Project Maple Syrup.
The Norwegian and Canadian governments agreed to waive any import duties so the syrup wouldn't be too expensive for Haakensmoen to accept.
Excelling at something competitive is a good feeling. I am a big fan of a healthy ego. You just have to back it up with real skills.
Nah. All of us are going to die.
Those of us with vanity think they have eternal life.