July 23, 2004

And now . . . this

I don't deliberately seek out stories from Great Britain. Honest. There must be something in the water.

Organisers have banned the publication of scores in some junior bowling matches because they fear details of heavy defeats appearing in the press could deter youngsters from taking up the sport.

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Oddly enough, no one ever thinks of the self-esteem of the winners, who do all that work and receive no recognition for their accomplishments. To quote that keen observer of life, Lieutenant Worf: "If winning is not important, then, Commander: why keep score?"