Congratulations. You have taken the first step in warning parents that perhaps living vicariously through their children in contact sports is not the thing to do (editorial, Aug. 20).

You have presented evidence that seems valid and should be listened to by everyone.

If we ban full-contact sports, exactly what would be the list?

Our version of football is the most obvious; soccer which is popular worldwide would have to have head gear and rule changes; and, of course, the ever-present, fan-brawling hockey, as would many other sports.

I recommend that we remove all group sports and encourage individual sports only such as bowling, pool playing, golf, etc.

This will never be supported by parents, but it must start somewhere. I congratulate you on taking that ever-so-unpopular first step.

Peter J. Blake, Auburn

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