Drop a Line Pub
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Drop a Line Pub

Sports stories told by moms

The Loss

He made a mistake, and it cost him

This gym isn’t just for basketball. Photo by Patrick Schöpflin on Unsplash

On his knees, he punches the ground and hangs his head. He slowly stands up, rips his headgear off, and smacks himself on the head. Hard. I lean against the railing on the next level up and watch him shake hands with his opponent and walk away.



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