Just as important and maybe even more so is the positive affirmation of good sportsmanship. “Toby, did you see that? The middle linebacker who just crushed the quarterback helped him up and patted him on the back. I like that.”
You have all seen them, doing some choreographed routine in the end zone that looks like something from a Broadway play.
Or the one I hate the most – strutting around behind the line of scrimmage with their arms outstretched, wagging their helmet up and down like a bobble head doll. All the while, the quarterback is lying on his back having been sacked by “Mr. Look at Me.”