Pilgrims News · SPORTSMANSHIP – THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW


Once again, I am using an episode of The Andy Griffith Show to illustrate Sportsmanship.  Sportsmanship has been a huge topic on our plate this year.  More often than not, fans forget what the purpose of high school athletics is about.

In this episode, the Mayberry fans blame the umpire (Sheriff Andy Taylor) for their loss against rival Mt. Pilot in a baseball game.

Please watch this classic episode as it shows what parents and fans can be like when they forget what athletics are all about.  Howard Sprague, writing for the Mayberry Gazette, has to remind fans the meaning of true sportsmanship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4lHuyYkn7M