I thought about this the other day while filming a college football game.
What if the world had other priorities in sports and instead of football, basketball, baseball etc. and instead skiing(freestyle) was viewed the same way.
Imagine now that instead of football players getting scholarships. We would be getting payed scholarships at the best universities. The football pros are the equivalent of our skiing pros, however it is the above average skier which resembles college level competitive players. Some players get free university, housing, and can pass any class on the basis that if the teacher fails them, the ski team would lose its glory.
I just found this parallel crazy when I thought about it. its wierd how the value is all given to college sports, when skiers (for example) are atheletes of the same level. it would be crazy if we were in a different world with value to skiing.
just a thought.