Lessons From…Japan vs Cameroon WWC Match

No, you did not misread that title. Yes, I do watch sports. Yes, including sporting events played by female teams. Why wouldn’t I? There aren’t any SPOILERS warning for this one since the match already happened and the image above kind of gives away the ending already.

However, the full match was still rather interesting since it was basically a series of the classic match ups: underdog vs champion, newcomer vs veteran, strength/speed vs experience, Cameroon vs Japan. Ultimately, the result was what was expected, with Japan obtaining victory, but you also see the tenacity, heart, and potential of the Cameroon team. It’s like the first Rocky where there was dignity in simply competing even without the win.

Beyond the impressive athletic performance, the lesson here is simple and twofold: Experience and skill will trump effort 99 out of 100 times. That being said, you can never discount the tenacity and potential of youth and desire. And in those rare and incredible occasions when you can get the enthusiasm, strength, and power of youthful potential tempered by experience, well then you are fucking unstoppable.

Thus endeth today’s lesson.

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