Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Let's check our values....

For the past few days, the buzz in this area has been "Where will Lebron end up?" I say I really could care less at this point. As I get older, I become less of a professional sports fan. Matter of fact, I am getting very offended at these over sized crybabies getting the world handed to them on a silver platter because people bow to them.

Part of the problem is the area in which I live. The sports teams promise the sun, the moon, and stars. They fall far short in what they deliver but ask the fan base to support them in years and years of nothing. But buy the t-shirts and show your support. They ask the fans to come to see them perform. But have they seen the unemployment rate lately? At my house it's at 100%.

Back in the day, athletes knew what the general public had to go through as they worked real jobs in the off season. I think when the salary went up, they forgot what it was to be regular people. Today's athlete will sign a contract for 120 million over another for 119 million, saying they have to think about their family. Give me a break. If you manage your money right, which I hear many don't, you are set for life. Don't cry to me until you have to look for a food pantry to get food for your family...

Oh, and I hear next week the new American Idol will be announced. that's all well and good, but I don't give a whip about that either. Just another prima donna in training. And I don't like these entertainers trying to dictate public policy.

There should be a show called "American Idolatry." On this show people will be shown how stupid some are for looking up to someone because of how they entertain instead of what useful purpose they serve to society.

4 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I agree with you 100% I cuite being a sports fan a long time ago,too amy crybabies,way over paid.in the old days the players would tape the living daylights out of themselves and REALLY PLAY.but that again I'm talking about the early 60's and before.long before the First "player" got a million bucks.

Syd said...

I've not watched American Idol or Survivor. No interest. I agree with what you wrote here.

Tracey Axnick said...

Hey Cliff! I wanted to let you know that I just put a link on my blog to the video of when John Maxwell came and spoke at our church a couple weeks ago. His message was GREAT (and I'm not even really a John Maxwell fan!) Come by and take a listen... :)

Hope all is well...

Ben said...

I love the "American Idolatry" concept. The "winner" gets a golden calf.