Iota tagged me, and these are the rules:
Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures
Pick the 4th picture in that folder
Explain the picture
Tag 4 people to do the same.
The first 4 to leave a comment here, volunteering to do this (it's fun, especially if you cheat) are "IT".
So I cheated a bit, because I was meant to go to the fourth file on my computer and pick out the fourth photo. However, my kids sometimes read my blog (I know, I know) and would call Family Services if I posted their photos. So I kept clicking till I came to this:
This, to me, says it all as far as American sportmanship goes. Not only do they leave games when it appears their team can't win (and I'm talking emptying the stadium, not just a few trickling out here and there), they boo them when they make a mistake, never applaud a good throw/punt or what have you by the opposing team - and (as evidenced here) deliberately try to put them off when taking a potentially game-clinching shot.
This is a photo taken by the Queenager at a Chicago Bulls basketball game last year. (Any comments from those in the know about how crap they are, will be instantly reminded that they are "rebuilding" after their dominance in the mid-90's). Anyway, can you see what they are waving? Long, skinny, very distracting balloons. And the shocking thing is that they were handed out to the fans seated behind the other teams' net by the United Center (home to the Chicago Bulls) management specifically to be waved frantically, thereby distracting the opponent's free throw shooter. Sportsmanship at its best. You can see by the fuzzy photo how much movement it elicits. I can't believe for a moment it's really legal, but no one else seems to think too badly of it, and everyone laughs at me when I protest.
It's just not cricket is it?