Generation Win: Has our Drive to Win Replaced Sportmanship?

What do a hard shove in an NBA playoff game, a wayward ball in The Masters golf tournament, and a high school soccer match in Utah have in common? Nike’s new slogan sums it up: Winning Takes Care of Everything. It’s just mid-May and the month has already become a telling epoch in an increasingly volatile world of American sports. A hard shove put an NBA all-star on the hardwood, nearly starting a huge brawl during the nationally televised game. Tiger Woods rebounded from a cheating scandal in last month’s Masters to win the Players Championship on Sunday. And a high school soccer referee died after being punched in the head by a young player.

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