Husband and Father

Husband and Father
July 15, 1958 ~ August 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Opinion about Sports Enthusiasts

I admire sports enthusiasts, I am one. I enjoy hearing the roars from the crowd, applauds for their team, and the encouragement of sports players. I think positive reinforcement is valuable to players. However, I don’t believe in dishonest accolades, I believe in authentic enthusiasm and praise.

My pet peeve to hear from a young players fan is a comment such as, “Great shot little buddy,” when clearly the child was not even close to hitting the rim of the basketball hoop. Instead couldn’t a fan say, “Good hustle”, “great dribbling”, "nice try", or another truthful comment? I believe that the player knows when their parent or fan is not being truthful.

There are plenty of opportunities for positive comments, let’s just be truthful about it. Enough said.