I am currently writing a paper for my english comp class and my topic is how the need for media attention adversely affects sports. I wanted to get some opinions because I have seen a lot of new articles recently about how media attention is influencing athletes to take unnecessary risks in order to push the boundaries of their respective sports and gain public attention. Each of us knows that what we do even as amateur skiers isn't without risk, but for professionals, the risks are even steeper. Sarah Burke is a name that comes to mind. She payed the ultimate price for the sport we all love but for what purpose; to learn a trick for a competition?
My question really is how far is too far??? how far can we get before we have to stop pushing and assess what is happening to our sport before more people are hurt?
S.I.P J.P & Sarah