For sheer bias, bigotry and prejudice, I have rarely read an article so flagrant as the piece by Mike DiGiovanna. He concludes that drag boat racing is a trash sport because it attracts rowdies and has caused a death and therefore should be abolished. By the same logic, we should do away with boxing, auto racing, football--and even golf, because these elements find their way into practically every sporting event.
Certainly it is dangerous, but that danger is one in which the participants are aware. The danger is closely related to the skills or lack thereof. But, of danger, tell me where we can escape it.