Tuesday, October 2, 2007

There's a novel or three in here

The New York Times has a fascinating article on female high school athletes and concussions. I don't care if you're not interested in books with sports. There are much bigger issues here, too.

This was a particularly interesting passage:

Kate Pellin, a standout basketball player in Suffield, Conn., has sustained at least four concussions, three times being knocked unconscious while diving for balls or being slammed to the hardwood by other players. “I get offended when people say girls don’t play sports as hard as boys,” she said.
What an interesting state of affairs thirty-five years after Title IX.

Also interesting to note that it's the number-one forwarded article in NYTimes Sports at the moment (and this on a day when when they've got a piece about A-Rod and the playoffs).

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