Reply to "What comes after college athletics and loss of identity"

So, I'm having a hard time understanding the authors perspective.   Possibly with the exception of a few (who fully intend to be a professional athlete after college) I really don't see how this can be an issue and frankly most of them have something more to offer the world than being a professional athlete.  Maybe the bigger issue is adapting to the real world after college?   I read the article.  I just assumed being a college athlete is extremely temporary because there are time limitations...am I missing something.   I knew when I graduated college I was done playing college tennis.   Tried my hand at professional tennis and got my clock cleaned.   I never thought of myself as a tennis player first, just somebody who really likes tennis but did not have the natural talents to make a living at it.   The same goes with my oldest son when he was done with college baseball.  He never thought of himself as a baseball player first probably because he knew the clock was running and he didn't have the natural talents to make it to the next level.  He loved the game and that is why he played in college.   He actually refused to have a reference to a no-hitter he threw in 2012 brought up by his best man at his wedding a couple weeks ago.  Again, I just don't get this article.   

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