Letter — Does team want posers or players?


So I’m having trouble figuring out what the big deal is about the Eric Beavers story. My senior year I played on the varsity football squad, we had, I believe, twenty three players. Most were juniors and sophmores. Why? Because coach Jaureguito said if you would like to play this game then you must commit to these rules. So when football season came around we went to war with twenty three dedicated teammates not sixty wanna look goods. This isn’t a question of Beavers “integrity” or being fair to the noncommitals, let them watch t.v. that takes little commitment. It’s about not cheating the dedicated few out of what they dedicated themselves for, the chance to play. Who cares if the roster holds sixty, only eleven take the field at any given time. If Beavers steps aside, if those who chose not to be on the team now want on and are allowed to play, if everything is done disregarding the commitment and dedication of those who rise to the occasion, then what lesson has this taught? Thirty one team players, sounds like one hell of a team.

Chris Rich

South Lake Tahoe

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