The Little League World Series is a great time honored tradition. However, if you watch carefully the Series is quite a revelation. The kids these days are emulating professional athletes and it’s pretty obnoxious. Professional athletes are coming close to bringing more garbage to the table than good. It also got me thinking that it’s not just the staring down home runs or hand gestures, there is a lot more to professional sports……. that I hate…….
Act like you’ve hit a home run before. Some of the stuff is tolerable. Touchdown dances can be cool, a guy getting hyped after a big dunk, or a little fist pump after a big strike out, but unfortunately it doesn’t end there. The trash talking and showboating is getting out of hand. A guy dunks the ball or makes a three and poses with his hand up there for 20 seconds. It’s just not necessary and it takes away from the game.† There are only a few guys who are old school and play the game like a professional.
The Ridiculous Salary Demands
There are a group of about a 10,000 individuals out of millions and millions of people around the planet that get an opportunity to play professional sports for a living. I understand the shelf life of an athlete isn’t that long and they need to make money AND there’s a risk of injury, but some of this stuff just gets asinine. There are only a few players that don’t come off as greedy jerks when they’re discussing contracts. The public needs to see a little more humility and appreciation out of athletes. We don’t need to see some guy tweeting because he’s getting screwed out of a mil when he already makes $10 mil a year.
Part of the reason professional athletes think they are above the law is because idiots like me spend time writing about them everyday. I’m a huge sports fan, and because of that I unconsciously put players I root for on a pedestal. Well, the players are aware of this and because of that they think the law doesn’t apply to them. Think about it…. every day there is something in the news about an arrest from professional sports.
Flaunting the Money
Well, why do they have ridiculous salary demands? They waste their money on stupid shit. See above. Pro Athletes get money and the next thing you know they have the best cars, mansions, jewelry,† you name it. Sadly, many of these same athletes are broke and bankrupt after their playing days are over. A little responsibility would be nice. There just isn’t a need to be so public about the money. We know you are rich pal, trust me. We don’t need to see it.
The WAGs and Women
You could be the ugliest dude, play a professional sport and you’ll be set with women. Pro athletes get the women, plain and simple. Some pro athletes also treat women very poorly. They aren’t faithful to wives, and some even go to the extent of laying their hands on women violently. Man do these guys get the pick of the litter when it comes to chicks