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Athletes emotions

June 24, 2009
  1. I have been cracking up lately whenever an athlete accomplishes a feat in which they go “a-wall” for a few seconds.  Examples include, last second shots to win basketball games, a game winning goal in overtime of an ice hockey game, and a celebration after a football player scores a touchdown.  Sports are so intense, and athletes put so much pressure on themselves to succeed.  This leads to a sense of euphoria once an athlete does something spectacular.  Seconds after a player hits the game winning shot, their actions are out of their control.  Major league baseball pitchers sometimes get very fired up after a huge strikeout.  There is so much anxiety and intensity leading up to the strikeout, and the celebration ties into the immense stress reduction.  So for those of you who hate on players for showing their emotions, lay off a bit.


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