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How come no one ever says, "It's only a game" when their team is winning?
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Posted 6/30/15
It's usually because the two teams or players have been competing fiercely against each other the entire game, and usually when you're trying to beat someone, emotions and tempers flare. So when the end finally comes, the loser(s) try to downplay it by saying stuff like "It's only a game. What are you so proud of?" in order to make the winning side feel like it was insignificant. Then the winner(s) will try to overstate their achievements and say the opposite of that.

Obviously this reasoning isn't true for everybody, because some people actually have class and show sportsmanship.

I actually agree with the saying "It's just a game" for recreational sports when everything is just for fun, but in the professional sports world, it ISN'T just a game. That's somebody's job.
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Posted 6/30/15
dang it you made me lose the game
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Posted 7/2/15 , edited 7/2/15
Because if you win you don't need to give your team the "keep you chin up" vibe since your already claimed the victor.
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Posted 7/2/15
Because this isn't just a game. This. Is. THUNDERDOME!!!!
Posted 7/2/15
Because the winner needs to have as much celebration as she can, because next time someone might hand her her first defeat.
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Posted 7/2/15
Oddly enough, I do sometimes say that phrased when I am winning. However, it's usually because I am facing off against a friend or someone of relevance who I am trying to console because they keep losing against me and will not give up. I do like to break the opponents spirit though...
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