So its football season again (finally) and it’s a scrambled start to the season due to the lockout. So, you mean to tell me that in this economy, with the debt ceiling being raised into the gazillions and life as we know it crumbling all around us, our beloved professional sports players are feeling underpaid? Am I supposed to believe that the only thing I’ve been looking forward to all year, besides Christmas, was almost canceled because my favorite football player needed more millions? Really? No, seriously?
Do they even live in the same world that I do? Here I am, far from a millionaire, barely getting my annual raise on an annual salary, far from a million dollars, and my favorite Sunday pastime is being held up due to mo-money problems. Mr. Football was holding out. Getting paid millions to do what most people do on the weekends for fun isn’t enough.
It really seems outrageous until I really think about it. Its society. Everybody is holding out, waiting for that bigger, better, whatever to come along. There is a bigger, better job, a bigger, better phone, a bigger, better girl/boyfriend, and so on. Everyone thinks they are the best that ever did whatever it is they do. Are people really living, or are they just waiting around for that “big thing” to come knocking on the door? Does the Publishers Clearinghouse also cover jobs, and relationships too? I can’t get what I paid for. I can’t even get good customer service, and now I can’t get my football???… Damn!!!! But, I digress.
I mean, I love you Mr. Football, but I will watch someone else until you get that money you feel you deserve. Mr. Soccer is looking pretty good right about now. Shoot, I might even fall in love. I mean its not like you’re playing as hard as your predecessors, lets just be real. When was the last really great football season anyways?