i really don’t like seconds


look mom, I’m a poster kid

Let be honest. No one likes losing.

No one’s ego is superficial enough to accept defeat without reservation. I suspect Mother Teresa didn’t like things not going her way… and so the concept ‘good loser’ was invented by a loser with a big beard who had never had a bad day in his jolly life. Continue reading

silver podium finish

Moses Mabhida
Very few people remember who came second when Usain Bolt broke that ridiculous record in 2008.

Even fewer recall the silver medalist in 2004 Olympics on the 4×1 pool relay. Heck I don’t even know who were the runners up to Bafana Bafana’s 1996 dream finish.

That’s the nature of sport. You come second, no one Continue reading