February 19, 2012
The Case for and Against Sports
To the Editor:
After more than 50 years, the same pain, though less intense, reoccurs when I turn my head to the far right. When that happens, I have flashbacks of the defensive goal line stand that caused the initial pain. I speared Oscar Brohm running off left tackle mid-thigh. He collapsed my cervical vertebra like an accordion.
With the flashbacks, I frequently remember the lessons I learned playing football: the rewards of hard work, delayed gratification (what you do in