"'You don't want to be the father of the kid who screws up,' said Bruno Odoardi, whose son, Nick, is a Royals' defenseman. 'And believe me, on this team they let you know.' Mr. Odoardi, who owns an auto repair shop, is one of many Royals parents who spend several nights a week in ice rinks and have invested tens of thousands of dollars in their sons' hockey careers. "Imagine if that much time, money, and effort was spent on the kid's studies?
The New York Times has a story today that is quite sad, IMO. It's a story about 14-year-old hockey players taking a fricking game a liiiittle too seriously. Ok, fine. No kid wants to lose a game, and it's great to have a hobby. That's not the sad part; the parents are what scare me.