Several Florida State football players could learn the aloha spirit from UH sports teams.
After each home game, the UH basketball and volleyball teams shake hands or fist-bump opposing players, then circle the court to do the same with fans. The Warriors will gather in front of the band for the alma mater. (Even when UH and Cincinnati players fought several years ago, they at least did it during the hand-shake line.)
Post-event rituals are just good manners, from tee ball to makule softball (with the unique route of congratulating the other team and then circling around to congratulate teammates).
Of course, it’s not a requirement. In pro baseball, the winning team celebrates on the field; the losers scamper to the locker room. In the NBA, the losing players don’t stick around for the presentation of the O’Brien Trophy, even if its on the losing team’s home court. Then again, there are no rules about taking off caps during the national anthem. It’s about respect — for one’s self and for others.