Opinion

Calkins: Shelby County athletes have every right to be ticked

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 16, 2020 3:18 PM CT | Published: September 16, 2020 2:16 PM CT
<strong>Student athletes and parents gather outside the Shelby County Schools Board of Education building on Wednesday, Sept. 16, as they protest the district&rsquo;s decision to cancel fall sports.&nbsp;The protest was organized by Kaleb Almo, a senior at Kirby High, who took to social media to ask players and coaches from across the county to &ldquo;peacefully voice our opinion&rdquo; to school administrators with &ldquo;MASKS ON.&rdquo;</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Student athletes and parents gather outside the Shelby County Schools Board of Education building on Wednesday, Sept. 16, as they protest the district’s decision to cancel fall sports. The protest was organized by Kaleb Almo, a senior at Kirby High, who took to social media to ask players and coaches from across the county to “peacefully voice our opinion” to school administrators with “MASKS ON.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County athletes are right to ask why everyone else can play sports when they cannot. The honest answer to that question reflects badly on us all. 

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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.


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