Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Can't Help Myself: Rant

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 reason?

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.


  1. I found it ironic that they talked about this on the evening news just after a story about 7.5 million people in California being on Medicaid because they made less than $18,500 a year.

  2. It is sad, isn't it? But then, I think about those living in countries where the parents only make a couple dollars a day...they must look at us like we are terribly greedy as well! Know what I mean?

  3. I ;like a good game of baseball, but, they way a lot of Americans act about sports ia appallling. They worship the players and spend valuable time away from their families watching all the games. Goodness, there was even a fan killed at one of the games. I wonder what the founding fathers would think if the saw how we act. What happened to our values? You'd think that any salary would be adequate for playing a game that you love for a living!

  4. Sports are just a game and I agree with Jane! America is obsessed with them. You want to smack them like you said!Lol Its crazy and ridiculous! I try not to watch much news as it always makes me sick. Its so dramatized and stretched beyond belief!I got enough drama with 3 teen girls!


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