Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lent Day 12: Bolding sign the ash cross on sports equipment for sins of the institution of sports. For cheating; for illegal betting; for steroid abuse; for violence on playing field; for fan violence; for forcing children to play sports; for ridiculing children who lack athletic ability; for using Native Americans as team mascots; for gender inequality in sports programs; for idolizing athletes even when some engage in bad behavior; for thousands of sports injuries; for the pipe-dream of becoming a professional athlete that diverts many students form academics. May we put sport in perspective and emphasize the values of sportsmanship, fair play and recreation.

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