Hell, that’s what the game is all about in my opinion! You don’t dominate people just to turn around and walk back to the huddle. You dominate them so the world can see that you are one serious badass and better than the other guy, at least for that one play.
But here’s the thing about most young players: they’re usually so focused on being perfect and doing everything exactly like the coaches tell them to that even when they make plays, they don’t end up celebrating. That isn’t out of some old-school mentality; it’s mostly because between concentrating so hard trying to make sure they don’t fuck up and actually making a play, they simply forget to celebrate afterward. Once you actually get comfortable with what you’re supposed to be doing and how you’re supposed to be doing it, that’s when the emotions come out and maybe you do a lil’ dance or something to let ’em know after the play.
Over the weekend, James Harrison made the news when he correctley made his 6 and 8 year old sons give back there student-athlete participaton trophies as a way of teaching them a life lesson about nothing being handed to you. I agree with James that this generaton of milleneals is being coddled from the get-go. Nowdays you get a certificate just for being born. Sorry if that makes me old fahsioned but I’m actually not sorry. But even worse then the kids these days, is this generaton of parents is out there giving Harrison a “great job” sticker just because he’s not screwing his kids up, and treating him like a American hero for just being a decent parent.
Ill tell you this much: if I catch my kid getting a particpaton trophy first thing I’m doing is taking him to the trophy store. Tell him, “Hell son, if you like trophys so much why dont you take the whole bunch of them.” Make him stand up there in front of God and everyone accepting each and every trophy in the store until he’s physically ill.