Kylie Minogue, Australian music diva, calls it the Tall Trees Theory.
I call it hating.
Whatever, it was and is in evidence in our Home And Native Land. Example this week comes from the CIS, Canadian Intercollegiate Sports [or something like that].
Carleton University, the Ravens, have played in the last nine final fours and have won the thing seven times, the thing being the National Championship.
So, one would think that Coach Dave Smart might be the coach of the year, right?
He wasn't even nominated.
In fact, he didn't even win coach of the year in the OUA East, a league he has wrecked all century.
His players also were disrespected. Only one of the players from the number one team in the country [going into the tourney that is] made a national team.
We seem to be a country that hates achievement.
In fact, out of all the players that made the national all star teams and all the players and coaches that were nominated for awards only one, Kevin McCleery from Carleton, have as many rings as me.
Rings is why they keep score folks.