“Professional sports today has changed greatly, from what sports used to be like of yesterday”.
In the World of sports today, no matter what sport you look at, Greed has taken control of everything about that sport. You can start with the Owner’s and work your way down from there, An Owner is not going to invest in a sports team, just because he/she loves that sport, they spend big dollars to buy a team, so they then can turn a profit and make the return of investment (ROI), even greater than what they originally paid.
You then have the sponsors who pay these Owners to advertise their products/product inside their stadiums, so they to can make even more money back (ROI). Inside these stadiums the fans want something to eat or drink while they watch that sport they came to see, now you have the food service companies that hold a contract with the stadium, to sell the food and drink to the public and they to want to make money back on their investment, so they charge big money even for a candy bar you may purchase.
You then have to have media there to cover the games whether via radio or television, so the teams can further their brand throughout the sports world, these media companies also want to turn a profit, so they can further create drama instead of calling a game. With all this greed going on within the stadium, I still haven’t mentioned the product on the field, which happens to be the Player’s that play that sport.
These Players of today and because of greed, don’t play the sport anymore just because they love the game? they now want the big money contracts so they can live their plush lifestyles and make others jealous of their new fortune. With this new fortune by the player’s, it will also go straight to their head, which they then play for the money and not the love of the game. Okay true their are some that will play because they love what they do and will excel for the fan, that pays big money to watch them, but these type of players are far and few between, as today sports are played to make everybody wealthy and the fan reaching deeper into their pockets.
The biggest problem with sports today is, now the players and their competitive juices, will do whatever it takes to get the upper hand on their opponent, even if that something is in the form of cheating, just to gain the upper hand. Now I am not saying that all sports players cheat? But they will do whatever it takes to win that game, extend their careers so they can make the big money, for a longer period of time, just so they don’t have to work hard in a 9-5 type of job.
Now as the player learns to gain the system so they can make the bigger money within their sport, you now have players that shouldn’t be playing, simply because they lost the love of the game in which they play, not to mention the love of ourselves, that we all lost towards each other as we walk our paths along this journey through life. When we show this love for each other, than not only will the sports players play the game, for the love of the game, we also throughout life, will walk our journey through life being better and stronger and with a confidence, so we can over come any hurdle that may try to derail us from our path, these hurdles will become smaller as we work hard to achieve them and not try to live a false reality through our sports, or try to gain the upper hand on each other.
” Sports when played the right way and for the love of the game, will always make each on of us watch that game with enjoyment and fun”
” sports today is too much about greed and not enough about the love of the game”