In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the Super Bowl XLVII MVP rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday. Flacco led his Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers last night in New Orleans. After the game, Flacco starred in a commercial where he proclaimed “I’m Going to Disney World!” (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
Not going out and competing. Not scoring goals. Not battling for pucks. Not making the perfect pass. Not taking a slap shot. Not honing your skills. Not winning.
But having fun.
Fun was a part of it, of course, an important part, and the former captain of the Canadian women’s team and two-time Olympic gold medalist understands that. What she didn’t understand, and didn’t want to accept, was how expectations were different for boys and girls at the hockey arena. (Photo: CJ Gunter for National Post)