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Dr. Saul Miller

Drawing the Line on Celebrations

I came across an interesting piece in USA Today about celebrations in sport. It seems players celebrating during the game are increasingly becoming a topic of discussion and concern. The way I see it, sport is entertainment. Celebrations that are spontaneous expressions of joy and excitement are very much a part of the game. However, when the celebrations are self-centered, ("Look how great I am!") or rehearsed, when they put down the opposition or contain props, they have no place in sport and should be penalized.

 

Dr. Saul Miller is the author of Hockey Tough and Why Teams Win. His up coming book, Performing Under Pressure, is scheduled to be published by Wiley in the fall.

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