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Go to any small town in America on Friday night and you’ll see communities coming together to cheer on their local high school football team. For the students, it’s exciting to be on the playing field, performing at halftime in the band or cheering the team onto victory as a cheerleader. With the recent scandals in the NFL, there seems to be an increasing movement toward influencing parents and America as a whole to give up the game, or maybe even ban high school football all together. So while there are many people in the media highlighting the bad of the game, let me take a moment to offer up the good of the game. High school football, and sports in general, teaches kids teamwork, it teaches them to pull together in tough times and to work together, it teaches them how to be gracious in victory and how to pick yourself up and try again when you lose. Football gives some students a chance to a better life from the poverty they grew up in. It teaches kids morals and to be a better person as many coaches mix in prayer with the pregame routine. So before we ban football for the bad aspects of it, let’s take a moment to contemplate all the good the game brings and what we’d lose if the game ever did become banned. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
© 2014 Chad Whittle