Olympics: Playing for a country other than your own
Posted August 17, 2008 - 06:15 PM
I just read the article about Chris Kaman's father being upset that he was playing for Germany and even saying he will be rooting against him in our upcoming game against Germany.
Posted August 17, 2008 - 06:24 PM
Posted August 17, 2008 - 11:04 PM
But the bottomline is, it shouldn't be viewed as they are less patriotic and shame on them, backstabbers, uappreciateive, etc.. at least in my eyes, the guys or girls just wanna PLAY. A lot of athletes WANT to be able to live through that experience. It's special and it's GOTTA' be SOME fun, playing on the oympic world stage like that. If you can't make your original main country's team, then go to the closest thing near it, and that is your closest heritage, nothin' wrong with having some pride there either. In fact, there are people who are ashamed of their heritage completley or are embarrassed to admit their background,
but again, I think people who feel otherwise can sometimes be viewed as overly patriotic to a fault, atleast in my eyes. It's not THAT big a deal, highly overrated stuff really.
Edited by Chicano, August 17, 2008 - 11:06 PM.
Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:16 AM
United we stand. Divided we fall.
Posted August 18, 2008 - 04:39 PM
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