Justification for sports, straight from the pages of The Odyssey

by Mr. Sheehy

It’s fit and proper for you to know your sports.
What greater glory attends a man , while he’s alive
than what he wins with racing feet and striving hands?
Come and compete then, and throw your cares to the wind!

Why don’t we have passages like this one, from The Odyssey, painted on the weight room’s wall?