There’s been a movement afoot for years to get college athletes paid since the cat is out of the bag with regard for how much money colleges make on sports, combined with the reality that the concept of amateurism has long been dead.
The Hype Machine has been in overdrive all summer in anticipation for Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather, Jr-Conor McGregor ‘fight.’ The fact that people are apparently paying for this fight illustrates how much trouble we are in as a society.
Player safety has been a hot topic regarding all levels of football for the better part of a decade, as former NFL players have been diagnosed with, and suffered from, a variety of conditions and diseases related to head injuries. Including death.
Major League Baseball’s Mid-Summer Classic is a bloated, boring and pointless anachronism. What was a cool idea and a unique baseball game at one point in time – a very long time ago – is now just another televised game in an era of over-saturation.
For anybody who has been paying attention to what’s happening in baseball over the last 5 or 6 years, the days (years, actually) of building your team around a power pitching staff are a thing of the past. Or they should be.