Angry at the Game

After  the Washington Redskins’ star quarterback Robert Griffin III injured his knee January 6, many fans and sports commentators are wondering to what lengths coaches and teams will go to win games. (Griffin was playing on a knee he had injured previously in the season and in the first quarter of last Sunday’s game.) Griffin’s future is unsure following surgery, but one thing that’s widely agreed upon — he shouldn’t have stayed in the game. This “All Things Considered” report talks about Griffin’s injury and the tough ethical choices that coaches and players have to make. Share the podast of the news report with young adults and talk about the lengths you’d go to win or succeed:

  • What did you think about the coach’s decision to play Robert Griffin III after he was already injured?
  • What do you think you would have done if you were in his shoes, facing elimination and hoping to make it into the playoffs?
  • In what other areas of your life do you feel pressure to win or succeed? What lengths (sacrificing your health, your happiness, or even your well-being) are you willing to go to?
  • How do you find balance between success and a healthy, happy, and spiritually fulfilling life? What do you need to work on?