by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
Reason #4: Hockey breeds Courage
The last bastion of hope for toughness in America?
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh claimed a few years ago that the sport of football represented “the last bastion of hope for toughness in America in men, in males.” He was explaining why he loved football so much.
Harbaugh was of course then pilloried in the press for being so “insensitive.” But I’m going to give him his due because I understand where he was coming from.
On the other hand, it is simply ridiculous to speak of “toughness in America in men” and exclude hockey players from the conversation.
This blog article looks at Reason #4 why I believe hockey players will save our nation, i.e. the fact that hockey breeds an unusual form of courage in its players.