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Study indicates kids who play sports games are likely to play real sports

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We hear a lot about how TV and video games are supposedly turning young people into vegetables. At least one recent study suggests just the opposite is true.

A study conducted by students at French business school ESSEC found that 38 percent of boys surveyed who play sports video games played the same sport in real life.

Not only that but high school coaches are incorporating games such as Madden NFL into their list of learning tools.

Tim Grunhard, a former All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs, now coaches high school football. He uses the world famous football sim to teach his athletes about complex things such as coverages.

Any way you slice it, the perception of games as brain dead, couch potato entertainment is looking pretty outdated.

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