SPORTS SPECIALIZATION: The “Pundficator” and “Wealth, Actually” take on the Pressure of Sports Success


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Another reminder that the "Wealth, Actually" podcasts come out on Thursday morning before the EST commute. You can subscribe on most major podcast platforms . . . and now on with the show! Remember Todd Marinovich? He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the archetype for early specialization and "guaranteed success" in sports . . . his story started out nicely, but ended in a horrible flame out. Here is a recent update on his progress from Rick Telander . . . In this Episode, Haven and I engage our society's thirst for sports success, the pressure it puts on early sports specialization and the damage it can cause. We tackle: The role of sports in social mobilityHow colleges and the admissions process have played a role in sports machineThe benefits of team activities in overall developmentThe lottery-like odds of successThe nature of injuries and the risk of specializationThe benefits of specialization and the risk of being left behind Let us know what you think!

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