Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Back!

Well, another school year is under way, and football and soccer are now dominating the sports pages in the local media (which includes the Internet). We'll be watching, ready to bring you the best of what's happening in Long Island sports, and point out the not-so-good stuff too.
If athletes participate for the right reasons, if coaches don't let their egos or visions of grandeur blind them to the needs of their players, and if parents simply enjoy watching their children participate without the need to inject themselves into the proceedings, then sports can be a truly rewarding experience. It's only when things go askew -- parents confront coaches and officials, coaches run up the score against weaker opponents to prove something to themselves, and players take a cheating route to gain an upper hand on the competiton -- that we're forced to examine sports as whole, and wonder if it can be saved. So... PLAY BALL!
-- David Rubinstein

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