I think this is the year that most parents love watching. The kids still place a high values fairness -- something about which we all seem willing to compromise as we get older--andsportsmanship. Parents cheer for their own players, but it's also common and encouraged to cheer good plays made by the other team.
I love watching the players trying to strike a balance between youthful exuberance and competitive focus. Having done this with Thing1 not too many years ago, I know I'm watching the end of one era and the beginning of another. They’re both amazing to watch.