Here's an old argument about the sport of boxing
- on September 27, 2011
You just never know what you'll stumble upon when you search the internet.
Today I was looking for information on how clean public athletic clubs are when I found this editorial written by the sports editor of the Vancouver Sun suggesting to fathers that they not encourage their sons to become boxers. The article was written on March 15, 1938 — 73 years ago.
"Don't Let Your Son Be A Boxer" the headline declares.
It ends with the line, "Let him learn self defense. But keep him out of the prize ring, the cruelest, most decadent modern sport."
Time marches on, but the argument over violence in sports doesn't.
Meanwhile, anyone have thoughts on cleanliness at your local gymnasium?