We must win, and they must lose. They are not us, and when we win, as we surely will do, they will not share in our winnings. The glory is ours, for defeating our foes.
That's true, isn't it? That's what I was taught in high school. How could that other school's foolish imitation of a "sports" team ever compete with ours? We are superior, and any challengers will be defeated in battle.
I didn't learn this very well. I was happy enough with my ham radios and Teletype machines. Alas, I didn't get the girls like the jocks did. They were the winners. I was just another nerd.
This was in 1969. Maybe it is different today.
I believe that sports serve as a teacher of morality to the masculine aspect.
> "Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer).”
― Albert Camus