I don't want to be misunderstood here. After all, regardless of what the kids I grew up playing hockey against might tell you, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. I am just saying if I were to have bad intentions (hypothetically speaking, of course) - like this kid who shamelessly booted his blocker's testicles into him tummy - I would feel better about myself if they were made clear. You hear about football players all the way to the professional level grabbing junk in the pile while fighting for a loose ball, and people generally consider it commendable because they are doing everything they can to win a game. However, isn't it more commendable to have so much disdain in your heart for the person in front of you that you don't even have the will power to make sure it's subtle when you try to take away their ability to raise a family in the future?
I am not endorsing this kid's use of the dick kick method, but there is something so pure and so in-the-moment about it. This wasn't a Draymond Green situation. There was nothing planned about this. There was no guise of a "follow through" or finger pointing towards an emasculating step-over. This kid just became instantaneously infuriated with the fat boy that was mauling him in pass protection that he - dare I say - involuntarily delivered a punt to his penis. That's not a calculated move. There's no rational thought process that takes place before such a blatant act of unsportsmanlike conduct. As someone that has sat in far too many penalty boxes for far too extensive lengths of time I can confidently say that it's more praiseworthy to let the moment get the best of you then to meticulously choose a moment in which to get the best of someone else. There's a difference between hot headed and mean spirited, and this kid is without a doubt the former.