Good Parents or Bad Parents
I've used my blog in the past to rail against what I consider poor parenting and here is another case where I think a set of parents are not doing their job.
Take a look at this article and video clip on ESPN.com
Oddly, I'm not going to go on about parents letting their daughte play football. If a girl can be physically fit enough to carry a rifle in the army or fly an F/A-18 off an aircraft carrier then she can probably play football.
What gets me is this girl is 5 foot 9-inches tall and weighs 310 pounds. I'm the same height and way 115 pounds less then she does and I need to lose weight. So for a girl or a boy to carry this much weight simply can't be healthy.
What are her parents thinking? What will they think if she keels over from a heart attack on the practice field or dies of heart disease when she is 30?
ESPN should not have glorified this child. Her obesity may help her to be an offensive guard, but it is also terribly unhealthy and not something to be proud of.