.. for the self-absorbed, attention-starved, always-in-trouble, over-hyped, over-marketed, believes-their-own-press athlete, like:<br><br>Keyshawn Johnson<br>Dennis Rodman (the original)<br>Terrell Owens<br>Rasheed Wallace<br>Randy Moss<br>Allen Iverson<br><br>And on .. and on and on ...<br><br>****************<br>
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What makes people like that they way they are is the coddling. From the start, they have been coddled and worshipped by our society because of their athletic skills. This includes:<br><br>--Teachers. Make no mistake, there is a concerted effort amongst instructors to shuffle underachieving athletes through school to maintain their eligibility. Such is the pressure to win that academics lose out. <br><br>--Fans. Because of the athletic abilities of the player, people will tolerate and even emulate anti-social behavior, including the glorified gang lifestyle. <br><br>--The media. This teaches the worshipped athlete that they don't have to speak English as long as they have "dey bling."<br><br>Overpaid, crybaby professional athletes are a byproduct of our celebrity-worshipping culture. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Overpaid, crybaby professional athletes are a byproduct of our celebrity-worshipping culture.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Okay, I gotta applaud this. I watch T.O. cry on TV about how he wasn't getting paid enouch while my EMT friend had to take a pay-cut. I'm just wondering why?<br><br>
I have no problem with professional athletes making the money they make. It's when they conduct themselves poorly in public, whine about money and forget who their customers are that it becomes totally unnacceptable. <br><br>
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