For this discussion board answer the following: do you agree with sage’s and eitzen’s argument that competition is fundamental to american sports?

In Chapter 3 of Sociology of North American Sport, Sage and Eitzen argue that competition is a fundamental social process in North American sports and society, which is reflected in the norms, values, and beliefs of American culture. Authors Sage and Eitzen claim that the importance of competition to American sports and society is demonstrated by the socialization of athletes to value winning above all else and to fear that losing will be associated with ridicule.
For this discussion board answer the following: Do you agree with Sage’s and Eitzen’s argument that competition is fundamental to American sports? Why, or why not? What does this mean for the role of cooperation in American sports? How might this affect American sports? Be sure to support your response with evidence and concepts from the course text.

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