We just aren’t very good right now! Countless reasons have been put forth to explain our repeated failure at international tournaments, so here’s another one- a lack of intelligence! The previous sentences were gleaned from two different articles. You might guess they were talking about American Judo, but in reality the first comment is about U.S. tennis, and the second is about British football or soccer. If these two powerhouses are having trouble, what can we expect from American Judo, which has never been a big medal winner?
“As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” So spoke Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, back in 2002, regarding our knowledge of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He could have been talking about Judo, too.