win at all costs

I believe the healthiest - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually - way to view sport is this: Winning isn't everything, it's just one thing.
The first step in righting this ship is understanding where the negative behavior stems from. More often than not, it's the adults in the room, not the youth participants themselves who initiate it.
Sports have always brought out the best and worst in people. One of the compelling aspects of sports is that character is openly on display. Problem is, the ugly side of sports is getting way too loud.
DA Tony Rackauckas requested the U.S. probe hours after a new report ripped his office for a "win at all costs" mentality.
Our overarching challenge as people who care about sports and the young people involved in them is to confront and overcome the win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities that are resulting in a variety of insidious abuses in our little leagues and high schools.
On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"
The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.
Bribery, gambling, and other strong-arm tactics make for a full day in the life of a gang member. But similar tactics have also become a large part of the world of sports.