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October 15, 2013

Maybe we should rethink the post-game handshake

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Athletes aren’t heroes or gods just because they score the winning touchdown. Yet, too often, that’s how they’re treated.

The coach in Utah summed it up extremely well:  “Humbleness, thankfulness, humility, respect, courage and honor are much more important than winning ballgames!”

Kentucky’s Julian Tackett and Utah coach Matt Labrun deserve the public’s praise and support for reminding all of us about sportsmanship and respect. In short, here’s their message: We don’t always get to win, but we can always play like winners.

Tom Lindley is a sports columnist for the CNHI News Service. Reach him at tlindley@cnhi.com.

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