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Not that you
won or lost...

Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice, the dean of American sportswriters during what is sometimes called the "Golden Age of American Sports" in the 1920s, is perhaps best remembered today for his prayerlike saying about sportsmanship:

For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.

You can find online resources on religion, myth, spirituality, and all sorts of inspirational ideas in the McKinley Internet Yellow Pages and the McKinley Magellan Internet Guide.

Posted July, 1996.
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