So, it’s official, Cheryl and I are boycotting professional sports. We are just sick of the high priced prima-donnas who run around acting like jerks and demanding multi-million dollar compensation packages, when there are so many of us out of work and scraping the bottom of the barrel. After the football lockout ended, I heard that several athletes received new multi-million dollar contracts that were borderline record-setting amounts (one was $90M I heard!).
There are folks who’ve lost everything following tornadoes earlier this year in our own country. There have been fires and earthquakes and floods, and these “athletes” think they need more money, bigger stadiums, more status as “greats” and so on and so forth. Well, we’re voting with our feet (and our pocketbooks). No more pro sports for us. The world just has too many other important problems to be dealt with to wet-nurse a bunch of 300lb juveniles.
You know, it’s kinda interesting, but Cheryl and I have always had the highest regard for amateur sports. We both feel that amateur sports is about character building. We have a friend who was coaching Little League baseball earlier this year, and he said exactly the same thing. Isn’t that interesting that is how we consider amateur sports to be the exact opposite of what professional sports has come to represent? There are very few professional athletes out there who are about character, or building character. They seem to be all about money, and what they can get out of it.