We have seen plenty of disputes and uncomfortable interactions between athletes and the media over the years (some warranted, some not), but it's rare that we see an overly pleasant interaction caught on camera. However, that's exactly what Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen gave us.
Following one of his latest press conferences, Allen was thanked by the media for giving his time to them, so he showed good manners and returned the favor.
Unfortunately, this is something we rarely see. While, yes, the athletes are the stars on the field and without them the leagues would not exist, players all too often forget the crucial role the media brings to the sports world.
The media helps amplify the game, it helps drive conversation and interest, and in turn, that means more viewership, which eventually means more money in the pockets of players.
Everyone plays a part in the sports world, and it's nice to see Allen recognize that and thank the media for their time just as they did his. That's just living life by the golden rule, the way it should be.
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