The Importance of the Handshake Line #Class #Respect

The Importance of the Handshake Line #Class #Respect


About a year ago, Michigan played Wisconsin in a men’s basketball game. In the handshake line after the game, the Michigan coach and the Wisconsin coach got into a heated standoff, complete with verbal jarring and physical altercations. It made big headlines.

Later that week, Coach Tom Izzo, men’s head basketball coach was asked if we should discontinue the handshake line after games to minimize such shinanigans. This is what Coach Izzo said:

Your Turn:  Do you agree with Coach Izzo? Why or why not?

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  1. I do agree with him, kids nowadays get a lot more slack and are pampered a lot more. They try to make everything about them, it is their way or no way at all and it is annoying.

  2. I don’t like the handshake line because things like fights happen and it’s best just to go to the locker room and go home.

  3. I agree with the coach. They should handle this situation but not eliminate the hand shakes for people who don’t have a good sportsmanship.

  4. I do agree with him because kids in this generation do not have respect for others. They only care about themselves 80% of the time.

  5. I agree with the coach that handshakes should be continued. I feel like handshakes are showing respect to the other team no matter who wins or looses. Taking away the handshakes will take away respect.

  6. Yes, I agree with Coach Izzo. At the end of the day it’s just a game and you need to learn to move past your frustrations and not take them out on the other team or anyone around you. The handshake line is a good opportunity to learn how to respect someone which will carry you far in life.

  7. I agree its important to face loss and humble ones self for wins to not shake hands could set teams on unsound mental footing.