I recently learned that Japanese students can only play one sport in high school. The Japanese mentality is that people can only focus on one thing if they want to be great at it. This includes giving up other sports you love to concentrate on the one you are best at.
This got me thinking: what if LHS legend Pete Cullen was only allowed to play basketball in high school. Even with playing football in the fall, Pete still became the LHS all-time basketball scoring leader. But what if he had an extra two seasons to hone his skills. My gosh, it would have been scary.
That said, playing one sport all year would have sucked in high school. I'm glad us Americans believe that variety is the spice of life.