Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pool League Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is essential in the APA Pool League. I love (as I’m sure you do) and enjoy players who are fun to play with and against, have a positive attitude whether they win or lose, always play by the rules and who go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great time playing in the league. I love players who can win or lose with dignity and respect for their opponent and still visit/party together and enjoy each other’s company. It is such a pleasure to be around those who are fair, courteous and polite day-in and day-out, win or lose.

For most of us, good sportsmanship comes naturally out of respect for others and the game we love, and our behavior is not swayed by our winning or losing. While good sportsmanship may come easy to most of us, sometimes those with a competitive nature need a little practice to put sportsmanship at the top of their game.

We don’t come to APA events to be insulted, offended or disturbed by unsportsmanlike conduct.

The APA (American Poolplayers Association) was founded on the premise of offering amateur pool players the opportunity to get together with friends, family and co-workers to have a fun and relaxing time playing pool. It is intended to be a family friendly event, an event men would not be afraid to invite the wives or kids to watch or join in.

Good manners are imperative and important to the honor of the League. We all appreciate players who boost the morale of players and teams by complementing opponent’s good shots. We appreciate and enjoy those who smile, shake hands, give high-fives and talk friendly to opponents. Tell your opponents "good game!" whether you've won or you've lost.

Recognize and appreciate good performances, especially by the opponent. Applause for an opponent’s good play demonstrates generosity and courtesy and it shows a true awareness of the game and ability.

We see bad examples on TV in the sports world all the time. For many the concept of good sportsmanship has been lost. Some today feel no shame for their awful behavior. While winning at all costs and poor sportsmanship may be condoned and even promoted in professional sports, this does not mean it is acceptable for us normal people to behave this way. We have seen plenty of bad examples. We need good examples. We need leaders. Be the leader, set the example and be everything we expect from Ladies and Gentlemen.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

According to Medical Studies

According to medical studies, sloppy handwriting skills of doctors are responsible for over 7000 deaths each year.

According to medical studies, chocolate milk is more beneficial for sportsmen than any other sports drink.

According to medical studies, studies found that women were least attracted to smiling, happy men, preferring those who looked proud and powerful or moody and ashamed.

According to medical studies, eleven well reported medical studies show cigarette smoking actually LOWERS Alzheimers risk.

According to medical studies, humans can theoretically survive on a diet entirely composed of nothing but potatoes and butter.

According to medical studies, 166 cups of Expresso within 24 hours are enough to kill a man.

According to medical studies, cows claim more human lives than sharks.

According to medical studies, mangoes enhance a marijuana high, allowing you to get “higher” more effectively.

According to medical studies, falling in love produces the same high as taking cocaine.

According to medical studies, sugar is the only taste that humans are born craving.

According to medical studies, right-brained people are more creative, while left-brained people are more logical.

According to medical studies, more than 60% of all human illness and disease is caused by stress.

According to medical studies, it takes 4 seconds for silence to become awkward.

According to medical studies, your IQ will be about 10 points higher if you are breast fed as a child.

According to medical studies, heavy use of Facebook is linked to stomach aches, sleeping problems, anxiety, depression and narcissism in teens.

According to medical studies, listening to music an hour a day helps reduce chronic pain by up to 21% and depression by up to 25%.

According to medical studies, 40% of people said that they would ignore and avoid anyone in real life who unfriended them on Facebook.

According to medical studies, eating a small amount of chocolate in the morning can help you easier burn calories and lose weight throughout the day.

According to medical studies, a bacon sandwich can cure a hangover.

According to medical studies, people who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.

According to medical studies, except for identical twins, every person on Earth has a unique smell as unique as their fingerprint.

According to medical studies, in the past 10 years, the median bra size in the U.S. has increased from a 36C to a 36DD.