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Published: Saturday, April 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

Do you suppose the competitive, commercial nature of these so called 'amateur' sports has sucked all the fun out of it?

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

I agree. Those photos are so overly dramatic--melodramatic--that I cringe and chuckle.

I worry that 20 years from now, there will be a new website like the bad family photos one, with all of these moody-angsty portraits, and the lament of "Were teenagers back then never happy?"

Sandy, UT

Is this really an issue worthy of a letter?
They're kids, they're on a team, and they have their game faces on.
How intimidating is a photo of a defensive tackle with a goofy "Hi Mom" grin?

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