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?.


Should Cheer be considered a sport?

“Exercise, ice and a lot of Advil. And do everything you can to keep it stable,” just a little something that athletes tend to have to do in order to play. Working to get their sore and injured bodies going in order to compete to the best of their ability. Which some would agree is a part of being an athlete of a sport, but Eileen Bangaoil, the person who said that, is not on a “sports” team. She went into surgery for an ACL injury that limited her ability for the time being. They go through the same things in order to perform as an athlete on a sports team does, so why what she does isn’t considered a sport.

The definition of a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Which cheer-leading in fact fits all of those requirements. Agreeing with the point of some cheer not exactly having much physicality needed to be involved with but that is pure entertainment. “The truth is, there really isn’t a solid definition of “official” sport,” is correct don’t you think? Anything that involves physical skill and the training and practice of that physicality in order to enhance those abilities for the opportunity to win in a competition should then be considered a sport. Whereas would be placing cheer-leading under the category of sport and not taking or changing something defined as a sport or competition out of its category.