Let’s be honest, Glenn doesn’t know a whole about sports. He couldn’t tell you who is going to the Superbowl this year, and probably thinks Joe Namath is a host on CNN. Nevertheless, he knows the value of sports and competition, especially for kids, and a story out of Utah shows the ways in which these values are being undermined in favor of "social justice".
Pat explained, “There is girls basketball, both high school basketball teams. One girls' basketball team beat another in Utah 108-3. Now, the coach of the winning team said, Look, you know, I wasn't trying to pile on, but I didn't want to insult them by, you know, placating them, by condescending them. I didn't want to rub it in by making it look like we couldn't, you know, compete with them because they were too bad and I agree with that.”
“They weren't playing the first string. So, they weren't playing as hard as they could. I mean, they could have left their first stringers in there and just pounded them into the -- probably could have scored 200 points. They didn't do that, but don't treat them like they're morons. Don't treat the other people like, oh, here. We're going to let you win,” Glenn added.
Glenn said that the only way to get better and improve is to overcome loss, and he tries to teach that lesson to his own children.
“Raphe is my only son and he is very, very smart, really smart. He is always looking to cut corners, as kids always do. You give them an opportunity to cut a corner and get away with something and they will. He's really very clever and, also, is addicted to winning. He's always, I won, I won. And I'm trying to teach him, no, it's not if you win or lose, it's how you play the game,” Glenn explained.
Unless it’s sports (Glenn loses at sports no matter what), Glenn doesn’t let Raphe win.
“I know that's not a surprise, but I kick his butt. I never let him win because I think he is smart enough to know when I'm letting him win and I never want him to see me say, Daddy let him win. No. I want him to earn the wins. I don't rub his face into it. I say, Man, that was a good game. I kicked your butt, but one way you're going to kick mine. Come on. Do you want to do it again? And that's the way it should be, because I'm teaching him that it doesn't come from winning or losing and when you do win, it means something,” Glenn said.
“Like when you're playing your older brother in basketball year after year after year and he always beats you, eventually you cross that threshold where you're able to beat him. It's a huge moment in your life,” said Stu.
Anyone who just lets someone else win is doing his or her opponents a disservice.
“Not just the winning team but the losing time learns so much. You learn that, okay I have to practice harder. I have to get better. Next time I don't want them to beat us 108-3. I want to keep them under 100 points and then, you know, eventually you'll get better,” Pat said.
Glenn brought it all back to social justice (editor’s note: you’re not surprised, are you?)
“Let me tell you something. It is not just the media that is making a big deal out of this. The media is more than happy to pick up the slack and destroy our country, but there is a bigger issue and there is a bigger hand involved and it is the social justice nonsense,” Glenn said.
“These are people who actually believe in this social justice, no competition, strip our kids of everything that could have them survive,” he added.
“For two generations we have been a society that has always walked into McDonald's and there's been food. We have always walked into a grocery store and there's always been food on the shelves. We've always relatively had jobs. We've never wanted or waited for anything, anything. While that's been going on, we've been teaching our kids that somebody else has your stuff, somebody else has your job, somebody else that your life, somebody else has too much and you have nothing. We're teaching them all of that.”
“We're teaching them all of the wrong things and if we're not doing it at home, then I can guarantee you they are learning it firsthand in school,” Glenn concluded.