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.