Kicking someone when they are down isn't exactly a valiant character trait.
Yet, competitive sports sometimes require that killer instinct. Putting your foot on your opponent's figurative throat and putting them out of misery is a necessary quality for all good teams.
Now, this scenario doesn't play out in every game, but when top teams play teams from the minor conferences and divisions it often does. So when Memphis took on the Jackson State Tigers last Saturday (Dec. 28), it appeared that a blowout was on the horizon. Memphis is ranked #15 in the country and JSU is a 4-7 team from the SWAC.
- Written by J.R. Moorhead/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
- Category: Original