These days, the Dallas Mavericks continue to lose close games. They have a new point guard, and are trying to get the new system down…and they’ve played all the elite teams in the West to the wire…but lost.

If you listen to the papers, and to the sports-talk guys, you’d think the Mavericks were the Minnesota T-Wolves. You’d think that they had been killed by the Lakers on Sunday…when a missed Jason Kidd free throw kept it from double OT.

When the Cowboys lost…and I have no love for them…they finished a 13-3 season, and actually got a first round bye…an improvement over last year.

"All that matters is Super Bowls.:"

"All that  matters is championships."

Is that true?

They are better, for sure. But are they all that matter?

Is it better to cheat and win Super Bowls–or Home Run titles, or come up short honestly. Winning with honesty is best…but if that weren’t an option, what do we lift up as a society?

What is true failure?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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2 thoughts on “Failure?

  1. No matter what, these are still just games.
    In business, the objective is to turn the biggest profit. Being the #1 business doesn’t really matter.
    I think the sports world and the business world could learn alot from eachother.
    Still, your point is so valid. I am having a 20 year HS reunion this year. Many of my classmates are talking with me on our website. So many of us are changing careers and lifestyles. One of the key reasons why these folks are unhappy is because they didn’t win thier personal championship. No matter what they accomplished, this seems to loom.

  2. I like to play stupid and think that everyone is honest in their approach to the game and just enjoy watching and experiencing good competition. I hate it when I see the underbelly of the game. It cheapens the thrill of sports.
    It’s like when those Dateline shows come on about how beef is prepared or how dirty our restaurants really are, etc. I just turn them off and don’t want to watch or know all that is going on behind the scenes. It hasn’t killed me yet to eat all that stuff and I would rather not know about it.