The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
I had spindly little ankles, and growing up in Canada, I couldn’t skate. I was no good at any sports so was very much a pariah through those adolescent years.
I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of ‘Pippin’ were few and far between.