SBJ/September 9 - 15, 2002/Opinion

Trouble ahead when games turn into mere 'sportainment'

I enjoyed reading Mark Hall's column, "Taking the sport out of sports" [Aug. 19-25]. Hall's term "sportainment" is insightful and certainly descriptive of what many of us witness when watching certain professional sporting events. I also echo his concern that "the value we have placed on sport as a tool to develop our finest citizens is eroding in the sportainment environment."

Don Depoe

Edmonton, Alberta

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