“The 1972 Munich Olympics. Watching in real time the killing and hostage taking of a country’s athletes, for reasons I did not understand at time. It took the innocence of competition away.
Also, parents that try to live through their kids. Too many times, seeing competitive parents yelling at coaches, umpires in baseball or refs in basketball, when their kids are only 6-12 years old, trying to learn the game and sportsmanship. I have seen T-ball games where parents scream from the stands at the coach for not waving someone home from third. There is a 5 run limit per inning. Advance one base at a time. We are going to score 5 runs. Allow some other parent’s snowflake the chance to take a swing” (EJ)