Posted by Dvllvr on July 07, 21 at 20:54:34:
In Reply to: Re: Best teams money can buy posted by Redding Devil on July 07, 21 at 15:18:14:
I gave up on pro sports about 20 years ago - I turn 60 this weekend .
I grew tired of cheering for multi-millionaires who beat their gfs and getting second and third chances - as long as they were talented. Woe is the special teams player that pulled that shit.
The holding out for more money a year after signing a generational wealth changing contract because now someone else had an even better contract and they felt disrespected. Sign me up for that type of abuse any day once your check has cleared!
Iíll watch an occasional Raider game, my childhood team, or Cards game, but my life doesnít revolve around pro kickoff times anymore.
I went all in on collegiate sports at that point. But that has been waning over the last decade.
They removed my cheap seats from the stadium, and they made tailgating all but impossible on any scale, so I gave up season tickets after 20 years of attending every home game.
I also got tired of 17 year olds announcing their final 6, 8 or 10 prospective schools during the recruiting cycle. Being the attention whores this social media generation has created.
And now the current haves of college football will be able to have others pay top athletes to attend their academic institution. Whatís the point of bothering with that facade any longer?
The only hope for the non-elite programs to upset an elite program in the future is if the SC phenomenon of having a bunch of its all about me and my playing time so I get more social media clicks type athletes who are individually talented, but canít win a game by playing together as a team.
My one current solace is that I said I would not buy another ticket to an ASU baseball game during Smiths second season as I couldnít stand his excuses and saying he needed a five year plan in a sport that usually only holds on to superstars for 2 years.
Well heís gone and I canít wait to be at Muni to support Willie and Co. on opening day next year!
I figure that still okay cuz I doubt the baseball players will be bought at the same prices as gridiron and hoop standouts.
Really bummed about this NIL stuff, but I donít hold it against anybody to make a legal buck, just donít care for pro sports, and thatís what weíre going to have.
If anybody needs yard work done on game day and can pay me a few bucks for the service, it appears I will be available.
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