Entertainment not Sport


Does everything you see inprofessional sports today really surprise you? If it does then you arepretty naïve. Professional sport is not sport, it is entertainment. Iam not sure yet if it is a reality show, a tragic comedy or aShakespearian drama. Whatever it is it is not very appealing to me. Asfans we have enabled this aberrant behavior by buying tickets,memorabilia, simply watching the games on TV. That may seem harsh butit is true. Surprise, there is gambling in pro sport. I have seenplayers in several sports think nothing of dropping $50,000 in a cardgame or $100,000 in a golf game with their friends. Drugs, come on. Wekeep demanding more and more and there is so much that the body cangive. I really wonder if it would be better to call a spade a spade andopen the whole thing up and recognize it for the freak show that it is.I love true sport, not this poor imitation we have.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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