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IN RESPONSE TO: WHAT'S THE VALUE OF TRASH TALKING?

Listen up you WAPO commentators. Being a good player never excuses poor sportsmanship. When athletes get in trouble, people always complain about how our top athletes are coddled and given a sense of entitlement such that they think they are above the rules. Then you have the Mark Maskes of the world writing that it's ok to trash talk if you "back it up." Oh really? So if you can't play very well and you trash talk you're a jerk, but if you're a good player, feel free to trash talk as much as you want? Ok, but don't then wring your hands and complain about the thug element in sports when we have incidents like the Pistons-Pacers brawl a few years. You'd better know where that path leads before you start walking down it.

POSTED BY VIEW FROM THE COUCH | November 20, 2008 1:35 PM

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It's a truism that when you're good, you don't need to tell people that you're good. Does Tom Brady trash talk? Peyton Manning? Ladanian Tomlinson? Michael Westbrook? I don't think so.

Posted by: The Truf | November 21, 2008 8:52 AM

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