The Worst, The Best, and The Code

At a NHL hockey game last week the players waited for the opening whistle, and then rather than begin a hockey game, they began a fight.  We think that’s childish.  On the other hand, consider all the great positives that have come from women’s basketball this year.  We have read story after story of good sportsmanship, not just Caitlin Clark or Dawn Staley and her championship team, but across the country.  The Code says, “I will respect the dignity of every human being, and will not be abusive or dehumanizing of anyone either as an athlete or as a fan.”  Why is that so hard?  How do you manage to overcome your sometimes childish instincts, and reflect your best self?

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