Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dumb Athletes

I don't get it! In this day and age where the professional sports athletes are under a very watchful eye. Why do they continue to be so uneducated in the choices they make. Getting arrested for having loaded guns at airports. Bringing drugs and illegal narcotics anywhere. Fighting in strip clubs! Having guns in clubs. Driving drunk. Having affairs and cheating. For whatever reason these athletes think they will not get caught, or don't mind getting caught. I have these words.
You need to look at the news, and I don't mean ESPN. This world has crime and catastrophe happening around the globe. There are financial problems going on. Signs of the Apocalypse are everywhere. People watch sports to get away from the riggers of life. They watch them to be inspired and fill in the negative spots with the joy of watching competition. Your not asked to be roll models, but just as you once did. Kids watch you to be inspired. So they can dream and have something to strive for. The affect that Julious Erving "Dr. J" had on my life was immense. I stayed in shape and ate the right foods and was inspired to be good in school and strive. I watched these great athletes as a kid and loved to compete and try to reach for high goals.
You guys are not providing any positive imprints in sports. I thank all the athletes who never recieve the praise they deserve. For doing the right thing. Those that are charitable and stay grounded. That recognize and remember where they came from. God Bless those who are great fathers as well as husbands. For the rest of you. Take some classes in having class. Look at the children in your community and even in your home. Stop letting them down. As well as your friends and family. Making decisions that make no sense, causing grief to all around you including yourself. It's a privilege to play sports, and it should be done with some honor.
The worst thing Gatorade could of told me was" If I could be like Mike." Parents teach your children they can be better than Mike. God Bless!! b

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