What makes an athlete more than simply a sports figure, remembered for a few seasons by sports fans, then dissolving into a haze of countless games?
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We really love sports, don’t we. We play them, we watch them, we become obsessed with them. We even READ about them! “Sports draw us in for many reasons; the elegance, the competition, the history, our identification with great athleticism … a coming together of community in a shared story.” – Mark Banschick, Psychology TodayContinue reading Why ARE Sports so Important?→