I’m loving watching the NFL disintegrate before my eyes.
Professional sports in my lifetime has followed the same path that teachers, cops and the military have. Once you increase the salaries, you end up getting some employees who are in it for the money, not for the love of the vocation.
Teachers used to be respected. Salaries were low and you really had to want to be a teacher to do it. Now with increased compensation, folks choose the career for the money and benefits.
You see this transition over and over again in many career fields. When I was a kid, NFL players had real jobs in the off-season. People respected their skills on the field, not their social conscience.
The funny thing is that I don’t miss them. Read more here.