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Panel offers insight as to what is wrong with American sports
The public life of professional athletes has become a concern for parents dealing with raising children who see the athletes as role models. A panel of keynote speakers at CU spoke about the influence of sports in America.
The topic was "What's wrong with American sports?" Dead Kennedy's front man Jello Biafra and Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Danielle Feinberg, both Boulder natives, teamed with Saturday Night Live band member Ron Blake and Financial Times columnist Jurek Martin to discuss what they believe is wrong with American sports.
The topics ranged from steroid use in young adults to the paralyzing effects of contact sports each year. One of the key discussions was on American sports and the intrusion and involvement of commercials in sports broadcasts and it's impact.
Danielle Feinberg said, "The athletes, the money, the fame, it makes people do funny things. Just again see Charlie Sheen. So, is there a way to change this? No there isn't. Money speaks, winning is addictive and fan stands for fanatic."
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