A lifetime ago it feels wrote this up for online nascar league, re-wrote it almost ten years ago. Every few year I feel the need to re read this to ground myself to these principles as humans we all stray away as our mind likes to give us evil input.
please don’t copy and paste it. If you want to use it link it or give me the credit for it. Thank you.
Reading this article I wrote back in early 2000’s I realize how my own interactions have eroded over the past year’s, I can come up with a lot of excuses and reasons but they are just that excuses. No ones perfect, but I think of how I used to be and it makes me not really like how I speak now. Actions and Communications reflect an image of what you want to be perceived as. Whether its negative or positive its just the way it is.
Yes unfortunately we must all live by rules and regulations, and no difference in RookieRoadhouse. Some of our rules may seem on fair to certain people at certain times but try and concentrate on yourself and your own behavior and everything will just be fine.
Were a group of adults and although were playing a video simulation the racing experience tends to feel very real and i think thats what the draw is to online racing games, we all want to get same rush and feelings that real professional drivers do, but with that comes the lows of wrecking being wrecked by someone else and just plain losing
I will give a few tips on good sportsmanship that i have learned along the way, the people you’re racing with are not computers as this is the beauty of this experience, and most always at least try to have same manners that you have learned growing up, I also realize that manners and the level of manners taught to you may very as well.
So i have one good tip: treat the guy next to you as you would your neighbor or family member. If you do this you will rarely get into heated arguments or debates over something that was not important in the 1st place.
Also try to get to know the administrators off whatever league you are in whether is online of real life is a good idea to tell this guys or gals good job or at very least exchange pleasantries as most of the time this people are doing what there doing for free or almost nothing
it’s easy to talk junk behind a computer, but what you don’t know is what other people may have gone through just to meet you and your group online just to take part. And how manly is it to lk junk someone when you cant even back it up? or at least prove you can, so be a gentleman and you will be more respected over all.
Showing up in life is half the battle, as if we show up we learn and adapt. But showing up then abusing the privilege of being allowed to join is far different. One abuse in this group is swearing; there will be zero tolerance for any swearing or R rated chat period and that also goes for the symbols of those words, for example the much used WTF???? not acceptable and if the admin team sees you do this they not only have been given right to correct you but to temporarily suspend you. AS THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE TO GUYS ABUSING EACH OTHER. If you’re interested with that then go somewhere else.
I WILL repeat are theme sportsmanship guide here as i think its best to be read over and over
SPORTSMANSHIP TO LIVE BY
Sportsmanship is not about winning or losing. It’s about playing the game. A good sport always makes sure their teammates and opponents have fun. Winning is secondary!
When we lose without excuses, we acknowledge the better team, we place winning and losing in their proper perspective. That’s when we find out if we can be good sports.
Sportsmanship is the ability to win without gloating or perpetual bragging (don’t rub it in) and lose without complaining (don’t make excuses). A good sport will always treat the opponent with respect, regardless of the outcome of a match. Applause for an opponent’s good performance displays generosity and is a courtesy that should be regularly practiced. This not only represents GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP but reflects a true awareness of the game by recognizing and acknowledging quality.
The necessity to be well informed is essential. Know the rules. The spirit of GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP depends on conformance to a rule’s intent as well as to the letter of a given rule. People don’t always remember the final score but they do remember the person that made a fool out of him or herself. It’s how you play the game that counts. Your behavior influences others whether you are aware of it or not.
“Golden Rule” Do unto others as you would have, others do unto you.
Two wrongs don’t make a right
Cheer for your team not against opponent
If you make a mistake don’t pout or make excuses. Learn from it, and be ready to continue to play.
If a teammate makes a mistake, encourage, don’t criticize.
Abide by all the rules of the game
Avoid Arguments and always play fair
Respect the other team efforts
Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing your team and host location
Be responsible for your actions.
Have an open mind to others’ weaknesses and have a forgiving attitude.
Have pride in the team and one’s performance.
Be a friend, not an enemy, and create a positive environment.
Encourage others to do their best.
Remember it is a privilege to participate.
Practice sportsmanship in all situations at all costs.
Shaking hands with opponent to recognize players’ performance.
Handshakes between participants and end of contest, regardless of the outcome.
Treat competition as a game, not a war.
Search out opposing participants to recognize them for outstanding performance.
Applause at the end of contest for performances of all participants.
Encourage surrounding people to display only sportsmanlike conduct.
Unacceptable behavior disrespectful or derogatory comments meant to distract or antagonize opponents
Cheering when opponent makes a mistake
Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performances.
Blaming loss of game on conditions, bad equipment or participants.
Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.
ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
ABUSE OF EQUIPMENT or FACILITIES
No one is perfect. Wish only to aspire and use this as a reminder.