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12 Reasons Why 2nd Place Sucks

January 31st 2010 17:12
1st Place
Some people say that if you try your best, then everything will be alright. Really? Because not everybody agrees. There's another group of people that believe failure is utterly unacceptable. Some people say that finishing second sucks. I am one of those people. So here are 12 quotes to prove that 2nd place sucks.

12) "Winning is everything, to win is all there is. Only those poor souls buried beneath the battlefield understand this." -SEAL Team Saving

11) "If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose." -Derek Jeter (Shortstop, New York Yankees)

10) "Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." -John F Kennedy (35th President of the United States of America)

9) Success is my only motherf---ing option, failure's not!" -Eminem (Rapper)

8) "If you ain't first, you're last!" -Ricky Bobby (Movie, Talladega Nights)

7) "The first rule is to not lose. The second rule is to not forget the first rule." -Warren Buffett (Investor)

6) "It ain't over 'till it's over" -Yogi Berra(Former Catcher, New York Yankees)

5) "Compete like you're number one, train like you're number two." - Jeremy Bloom (Olympic Skier)

4) "If you finish second, then you're the first loser." -Dale Earnhardt (Former Driver, NASCAR)

3) "There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place." -Vince Lombardi (Former Football Coach)

2) "Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second." -Bobby Unser (Former Driver, NASCAR)

1) "Winning isn't everything... it's the only thing." -Vince Lombardi. (Former Football Coach)

Winning Isn't Everything

That's all for today's segment for "Anything or Everything?". If you have a suggestion for a future blog, please leave it in the comments below. And what do you think? Does finishing 2nd suck? Is it really better than finishing last, or is a loser a loser no matter how you look at it? Write your opinions in the comments below.

-Written by: Nakamura. This article is copyrighted © by Nakamura and may not be reproduced, recopied, or used in any form without permission from Nakamura

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Comment by Wilson Pon

March 3rd 2010 01:55
It depends on the situation, Nakamura. Let's say, if there's a competition, where there are only two contestants around, then finishing 2nd would be very, very, very suck! lol

Comment by Nakamura

March 3rd 2010 04:32
Wilson! Welcome Back!

First of all, i'd like to say this isn't a techpoke at all. I wrote this before I got promoted. My original blog was meant to be on complete randomness. And for some reason, I felt 2nd place was important that day.

But thanks for your comment and thanks for returning to my blog! i hope you come by again sometime!


Comment by Anonymous

October 25th 2010 18:45
I was about to win a grant, a 6 months experience in the US since August 2010. First we were like 400, then 10, then 6, then 4, then the guy and I........ Then him. (No reasonable explanation).

Second places are pure damn crap.

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