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Caleb Whetsel

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HBO Real Sports Profiles a Disturbing Trend in High School Football

In the middle part of the 20th century in the United States of America, many men tried to make a living in sales going from one residence to another. Among the cavalcade of products being peddled were encyclopedia sets. A myriad of sales pitches were employed to that end, among them the narrative of having a set of encyclopedias at their disposal would help a potential consumer’s children “get ahead.”

To what degree that narrative was factual is hard to examine but it has been kept alive by different products and programs to the present day. The new episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel entitled “Changing Face of Football” reveals how the narrative has popped up in a perhaps unlikely place: American football at the high school level.

Safety in High School Athletics: Kingsport, Tri-Cities TN a Model

By Sheilla Dingus October 30, 2016 High school athletics develops many desirable attributes including teamwork, leadership, determination, and self-confidence, but along with these positives come safety concerns, and this is troublesome for many parents when considering whether or not their child should participate in sports.  Because of its inherent nature as a potentially violent contact …