Letters: Aug. 2, 1999

SPORTS-CRAZED KIDS

"Who's complaining? Actually participating on a team is better for kids than playing sports video games or watching TV sports." LANCE CAIN Austin, Texas

Bravo for your piece about the obsession with sports among kids and parents [SPORT, July 12]! The true cost of parents' foisting their competitive mania on their children, however, goes far beyond the price of uniforms and private athletic tutors. It is sad to see all those kids worshipping sports stars when they could be involved in the sciences, arts and scouting. Ouch! If sports has replaced religion in American life, whom have we to...

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