World-class athletes — and no sports teams

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  • joseywales Park City, UT
    March 11, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Honestly, my2cents rant is as off topic as anything I've ever read, I thought I was trying to decipher Charlie Brown's teacher talking, but oh well.

    It has in the past been a private institution, however, if you actually read the article, you find that now it will be public and free. But, there are private schools all over Utah, why not rip on them too? This place has produced some very talented individual within their "sport", now profession. I'm thinking Ted Ligety's parents are probably thinking that it was worth their money to send him there. He's kind of good at what he does. Growing up, I wished I could have went to school in the summer instead of winter. Not many think this way, but I'm glad that the Winter Sports School exists for those who do.

    I'm hoping now I can send my daughter to this awesome place!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 11, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    Sounds like this program is a playground for the rich and infamous that commoners and poverty stricken workers can't afford to join. Playground sports for the rich is in Polo and tennis, so if this school want talented sports teams then they have to move to the valley floor where the real talent lives as commoners. The old adage, location, location, location makes the difference.

    The only talent the rich have is spending their wealth and that doesn't buy skills. Anyway sports and non productive gamers and athletes are not good economic investments benefiting individuals. If there is no collective that can be marketed and productive to the good of socialism then they are outcasts to society.

    Besides, the life span of sports and entertainment is on borrowed time and money (credit cards). Very soon the US economy is going to have a financial melt down where debt and credit is no longer acceptable because business will not accept credit cards because they can't collect phantom money from banks anymore.

    Economic strife is here and gone are the days of dreams for athletes and getting rich from it.