Originally Posted by kevin45
Being a hyper competitive d!ck may work for some people. I guess it motivates Harbaugh, Elway, Bellichick, Jordan, etc. and is a part of what makes them great. But there are just as many all time greats who can win with class... Jeter, Montana, Eli & Joe Torre are just a few that come to mind.
We all have our own style that works for us. If being a classless douche is what motivates some to be great then good for them. Just understand that a lot of the public enjoys watching people like this fail and roots for the guys that win ( & lose) with class.
See, this is the problem. People equate temper tantrums with "passion". You can have one (passion) without the other. Desperately wanting to win and being ultra-competitive doesn't mean you need to throw your clipboard and whine and cry every time a call doesn't go your way. This is what Harbaugh does. It has nothing to do with "competitiveness", it has to do with being an immature jerk.