Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Dr. A on Sports: ‘Our Society is Strange’

Dr. A on Sports: ‘Our Society is Strange’

Strong opinions are often voiced when it comes to the world of sports. Controversial issues include things like player salaries being insanely high, “flopping” in basketball detracting from the spirit of the game, and how much it costs to attend some sporting events. As an example, the Fan Cost Index looks at the total price of four average tickets, concessions, parking costs, programs, and souvenirs as an average cost to see a game. This cost can be as high as $506. Also on the list of people’s sports peeves are players who get paid millions of dollars per season and wind up spending it all on pointless (and sometimes illegal) activities.

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