Re: (Offseason Topic)- Why do we teach our kids "this" about trash talking in sports?
I respect that, but it's not just about being nice. It's also more than the physical strength and stamina you burn. It's psychological! It's akin to: “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”I played for a lotta years and never understood this - it takes energy to pull someone else up, just as it takes energy to pick yourself up off your butt. I always let them climb up on their own - that's that much less energy they have in the tank later in the game.
It wasn't about class (or the lack thereof), it was simple biology.