Don't ask us why North American kids are becoming so fat. First of all,
since cars invaded the streets, the average kid doesn't have a place to
play. Combine this with video games, McDonald's, and above all the lack of a
route to walk or bike to school, and you'll obtain a person handicaped by
overweight who needs a car as a crutch.
Gimme a hockey stick and a puck, and I'll slapshot these cars out of the
public space. Then I'll be able to pass the stick on to a child who will be
happy to play while keeping in him in shape, breathing fresh air, and make
new friends, and ....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: billt44hk [mailto:telomsha@...]
> Sent: 11 septembre, 2002 03:25
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> Subject: [carfree_cities] if streets still exist
> James Lawton doyen sports writer for The Independent lamenting the
> dearth of talent nowadays in British football quoting Johnny Giles
> "whose football was shaped along the Dublin quays":-
> " The talk of improved coaching and academies is really beside the
> point. Look at every great footballer of the past and I'll show you
> almost without exception a working-class kid who played in the
> Bobby Charlton played in the streets up in the North-east, Georgie
> Best did in Belfast. Today, what parent would let his kid go out in
> the street, if one still exists? Why is so much talent coming out of
> South America and Africa? My guess is it is because they still have
> streets with kids in them."
> Bill T
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