Sportsmanship has a lot of meaning to the game and has a big impact on it now more than ever. To me it is starting to make the game softer as they continue to enforce more rules about good sportsmanship. As far as shaking hands after a game I say it’s a good idea to but shouldn’t be forced upon a player.
In today’s game there are so many things that are looked at as bad sportsmanship. Which is making it harder to play some of these contact sports competitively. It’s not they are doing it on purpose but with so many situations that ended up bad in the past, they just start going after every little thing.
As far as shaking hands after a competition I think I player should do that. The reason that I think they should because if you’re anything like I am in a game it tends to get real intense. Trash talk, pushing, grabbing, all of those things, and if I don’t shake your hand and let you know that it wasn’t anything personal, it will carry on. Maybe to after the game, maybe to back home or anywhere I might see you. Nevertheless it still shouldn’t be mandatory. To me it seems that this is only a problem with those who lose the competition, not saying I wouldn’t be the same way losing in something. But would it be more frowned upon if a person who won didn’t shake hands? Would you even notice it, because the loser doesn’t shake hands anyway, so would they just go their separate ways?.