S N Y P E R S 7 Posted February 22, 2015 Share Posted February 22, 2015 http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/watch-qmjhl-game-turn-ugly-after-boarding-slashing-incident/ Vicious. I mean, his standing up for himself is commendable but... did he go over the edge? Retaliation vs. Match Penalty? // Game Misconducts for Unsportsmanlike Conduct Okay. Sportsmanship is described by Feezell as "a mean between excessive seriousness and an excessive sense of playfulness"; bad sportsmanship is "an overvaluing of a certain game's outcome". What I really want to do here is delineate what constitutes towards being unsportsmanlike in hockey. It was unnecessary for Desbiens to take out J.Roy; and probably unnecessary for J.Roy to get back up and slash repeatedly. However, in this situation, is J.Roy's action acceptable out of retaliation? No. This is not part of the game or the constitutive rules. But what about the unwritten rules? It seems like there was legitimate intention here, from both sides, and nothing justified in the sense of playing for the love of the game. Were there ulterior motives prior to this play? Would taking out certain "star/key players" like J.Roy make winning easier for the opposing team - therefore what was the "telos" of this activity? Who won? "The good sport doesn't cheat, attempt to hurt the opponent, or taunt another". "Lightness of spirit, within the confines of a sporting playing field, prohibits uncivil display of temper, constant complaints to officials, and the like" "Throughout an activity, all possible value (winning as well as intrinsic rewards of having fun playing) is maximized through exhibiting self-control, respect, kinship with others, and other values of the like" I conclude with this... All morals were thrown out the door in this incident and the players involved in this incident lost their minds/sense of morality; neither side saw each other as human beings, just as means for getting revenge for a shortly previous incident. Marx made a claim like "that which is animal becomes human". Animalistic instincts took over in a game of "you hit me","I'll hit you right back". That's what I make of this. I made some sense out of the nonsensical and some nonsense out of the already senseless. My case and point: Jeremy Roy is a beastand sportsmanship in hockey relies on self-control and playing for the love of the game - within the constitutive rules - for 60 minutes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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