The Super Bowl and the Risks of Being an Athletic Spectator

Have we gone crazy over spectator sports?

Posted Jan 29, 2014

I don't know about you but I am getting more and more worried about the influence of spectator sports in America. Here are a few examples to consider.

2. In recent months I have heard numerous stories of high school seniors applying to colleges basing their selection solely on the status of their men’s football and/or basketball programs. These are students who are not athletes themselves but just want to go to a school that has a great football or basketball team to watch. The quality of the school’s academic reputation, their intended major, the costs of their education, and so forth are all secondary in their decision making process.

4. A friend’s teenage son looks at college as simply a venue to play baseball if he doesn’t get drafted out of high school. College is to play baseball…period!

So, what do you think?

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