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Etiquette Lesson: Why good sportsmanship is important on and off the field

Michigan v Louisville

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A lone fan of the Michigan Wolverines sits dejected in the stands after Michigan lost 82-76 against the Louisville Cardinals during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

College basketball's March Madness is right around the corner, and whether it's real or fantasy sports — or maybe even competitive board games — there is a fine line between friendly competition and just plain being a poor sport.

So how do you maintain that spirit of good sportsmanship in all areas of your life?

Slate's Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe is here with some Etiquette tips to keep in mind when competing with friends, loved ones or co-workers.

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