John Wooden once said that "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." The revered college basketball coach could be talking, not only about those playing the games, but also about those who watch them.
The quotation comes to mind in light of a recent revelation by former NBA center John Amaechi that he is gay and various accounts of onetime NFL players who are currently broke and broken. Such stories have WBUR'S sports commentator Bill Littlefield imagining better days.
This program aired on February 15, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.