Competitive at heart

Sunday, April 1, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:48 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Since ancient times, people have been drawn to competition. In the first century A.D., thousands flocked to Rome to witness gladiators fighting to the death in the Colosseum. In modern times, the violence has dwindled, but the impact competition has on society is still present. This past February, it was reported that 800 million people around the world watched the Super Bowl on TV. Professional athletes dedicate their whole lives to achieve success in their sport.