Sports costing our society

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How many arenas does the public have to be build for the Kings before they can make it on their own? We seem to forget that one of the reason why the Roman Empire withered and died was because of their mad craze for pleasure sports. Our culture seems hell-bent on building arenas, so million-dollar-making ego-maniacs can play games, while we ignorantly lay off teachers and cut educational programs that could prepare our youth to make a living in the real world. Worshipping at the shrine of entertainment drains our society of that which made past American generations great. We’re sowing to the wind of sports and will reap a whirlwind of poverty. Escapism in playing and watching games is not the highest form of cultural and intellectual achievement. Beryl Smith, Auburn