I wish the Paralympics got more media attention in the United States. I was only able to catch some repeats of wheelchair basketball on Canadian TV (CBC) and get updates online.
How can our country so easily ignore its athletes with disabilities? They train just as hard as anyone else and they're competing on a world level. It takes devotion and sacrifice to get where they are and the general public should have a chance to be inspired by some of their stories.
Even though the Paralympics took place Sept. 6 - 17th, The New York Times reports that:
Couldn't they have at least broadcasted some of the events live? Or what about airing it on basic cable channels?
America needs to remodel their strategy when it comes to the Paralympics because the current plan is a real disservice.
What are your thoughts on it?
By the way, check out the trailer for Murderball. The U.S. wheelchair rugby team won the gold medal this year.