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Has Our Sports Culture Gone Overboard?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Sports
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

For humans to flourish, we must grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Through a myriad of educational and cultural opportunities, the avenues for self-growth and societal contribution seem endless. Why then does a sports entertainment culture that seems mindless dominate so much of the average American's time and commitment?

How One Teen Is Using Her Injury To Smash Sports Warrior Culture

Posted 11.26.2013 | Teen

By Kristin Lewis How one teen is using her tragic injury to take down the warrior culture in sports. When Gabby Taylor, 15, woke up on December ...

Separate and Unequal: Changing Campus Culture Beyond Penn State

Matt Jordan | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Matt Jordan

As the public support for university education in America dwindled over the last 30 years, the power and influence of big money sports over all aspects of university life grew wildly out of control.

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning

Peter Block | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Peter Block

Whether playing or watching sports, the name of the game is the same: who wins?

The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense

Peter Block | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Peter Block

Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.