Okay. So I just heard on the news (it always makes me angry to listen to the news) that the National Basketball Association has reached an impasse in their collective bargaining with players. There is talk that players will be locked out and that they will lose money and benefits.
The players refused a deal where the average player would earn FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. I'd like to slap someone. Hard. Until my arms get tired. And then I'd like to find someone who will hold them up until they get tired so I can just keep on smacking 'em.
Gas is over $3.50 a gallon. Milk is nearly $5. Most families, if both parents work, earn between $25000-46000 a year, depending on location. And these people who play a game for a living, for crying out loud, are whining about their salaries? This isn't enough money? Folks, our values are seriously messed up if this is acceptable.
I am a native North Carolinian and as such it is a given that basketball is practically my religion. Guess what? I quit.