Too often, only the best fighters get all the attention. Think about it. Where would the winners be without the losers? The guys with that “L” on their forehead. They’re the ones who have made the superstar’s life so rewarding, made him so popular, made him or her so filthy rich.
Yes, the top fighters are tougher, more proficient. It’s because they have better coaching and train longer and harder. Their lackluster opponents are probably henpecked. It’s likely they’re tied up all day doing household chores like washing the dishes, mowing the lawn, polishing the wife’s car. Still, it’s time to stop pampering the spotlight grabbers. Ignore them when they’re beating their chest and bellowing out, “Look at me, look at me! Aren’t I special!” It’s time we gave more kudos to the guys who finish second.
Here are some suggestions regarding the look you should have on your face when the ring announcer announces the negative scores:
1) Act surprised when the judges’ scores go against you. Sigh heavily, show your disgust. “That’s weird, I thought I won.”
2) Work on your facial expression. Flash a quizzical smile when a score goes against you.
3) Wink, a wink goes a long way with the judges to let them know, “I like you. Especially when you make me happy. You’re going to have a good time, and I know I’m going to have a good time, if you give me a winning score. As a mater of fact, you can expect to have a good time when things go my way. When I don’t wink and I don’t see that smile on your face. Two things come to mind. First, you could have at least forced a smile. And second, if you’re going look like my enemy, act like my enemy, then you better start watching your back.”
4) When someone says, “You looked pathetic out there.” You counter the harsh criticism with an excuse like, “I let him win. You didn’t see his mother? She was right there in the front row. And, how am I going to do him dirty in front of his own mother? There’s always going to be a rematch.”