Now of course we want to hear what you think...Is sportsmanship a thing of the past? Are sporting contests always a zero-sum game? Are there too many rules in sports today? Share your thoughts with us in the Comments...We love to hear from you.
1. Why does Belsky think football players would suffer fewer concussions if the only time they wore helmets was during games? What would be the costs, if any, if this change were implemented?
2. What's your least favorite rule in sports? What would be your remedy for the problem that rule was enacted to mitigate? (Don't even start on designated hitters...)
3. To what extent is sport a good analogy or metaphor for how we should be as individuals, and how societies or communities should work?
4. How would you define sportsmanship? How does Belsky describe sportsmanship as a counterweight to "taunting?" Is there a concept in economics analogous to sportsmanship? Explain.