Thursday, September 20, 2007

Professional Sports are pointless

The older I get, the less interested I am in any sort of professional sport. I was an avid baseball fan, but became disillusioned/disgusted with MLB when they screwed over the Montreal Expos in 1996 (when the season, and World Series, was canceled). Couple that with the bizarre league finances (the BENCH of the NY Yankees is more than the total payroll of many other teams), and why would anyone whose team has no hope of winning bother to watch?

The NBA is pathetic and dull. NFL football is filled with criminals..and I swear, if I see one more jiggy-dance in the end zone after a touchdown, I think I will throw something through my TV screen. Hockey is just tiring to watch in the regular season...wake me when the playoffs start.

Professional athletes are vastly overpaid, and I think society has to realize that idolizing these clowns is ridiculous. They play a game. That's it. A policeman, firefighter, or a teacher should make more than some semi-literate knob who gets millions simply because he can catch a football.