Sportsmanship. One of our least favorite topics to discuss. It has it's proponents (many) and it's opponents (just as many including me).
Sportsmanship is MEANT to work like this:
Good humor, quality opponents are encouraged.
Dicks and Assholes are Discouraged.
Simple right? Not quite.
It really works like this:
You Beat me? low score for you. I figure I'll get a higher score and our overall match will be less of a loss for me, or if it was close I'll even come out ahead because of this "Soft" score.
...... Not quite the intended result Riiiiight???
How I think Sportsmanship should be scored:
Each player gets 1 vote. only one for the entirety of the event.
You vote for your FAVORITE opponent. The score has NO BEARING on overall tournament placement.
You can ONLY vote for somebody you played against.
The player who gets the MOST votes (3 in a standard tourney or more in a GT) wins the "Players Choice" award.
Simple really. that is it.
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