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They are rarely rattled by trash talking and taunting, partially due to the fact that they do not talk trash themselves. Butler’s basketball team as a whole is relatively calm because they do not get wrapped in all the trash talking. As a result of disregarding taunting and trash talking, one could assume that that is why they are 25-3 this season and ranked 13th in the nation. Their composure is what leads them to victory, not the disgracing of opponents by taunts and talking trash.
With excessive trash talking in sports, it would be best for sports if taunting was limited. That way people like Terrell Owens would eventually break their habit of disrespecting the sports they play, because all of the trash talking and taunting makes the sports look sleazy and valueless. Players who are trash talkers and taunters are not ones to be admired. Butler’s basketball team, however, should be looked up to, because they are so composed and relaxed. Relaxation and composure is why they are such a successful as a team. Butler’s success should not come as a surprise though, because taunting and trash talking is not a necessity to win games. Sportsmanship ultimately needs to be displayed in more places, because it is such a value to sports. It is not though, and that is why sportsmanship is one of the most overlooked aspects in sports today. View More »

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