They act like we need them so they have leverage, but they don't. They aren't critical to our lives. They aren't first responders. They're paid outrageous amounts of money for being able to catch a football. Think about that. Teachers impact the success of our country and yet make pennies compared to these professional athletes. Who do we need more? Who's more valuable, a professional athlete or a nurse or doctor?
I like sports but have been weening off the NFL. I've already dumped the NBA. I don't see the same attitudes in most of MLB, so I'll continue to watch until they too become social justice warriors. I'm just tired of the politics.
Black athletes make up a high majority of players, yet this wasn't enough. They wanted more black coaches. Why? Sounds kind of racist to me that they believe that a person's color would make them a better coach. It hasn't, as we've seen. Their rationale is that if they make up 80% of the players, then they should make up 80% of the coaching staffs. The biggest problem with their mentality is that if we truly went by it, then they should only make up around 15% of players as that would be representative of our society. They are getting way more that their fair share according to their own rules.
As with anything, there's good and bad with professional athletes. Some feel blessed with the opportunities they've been given, while for others it will never, I repeat never, be enough. They will always have a chip on their shoulder when it comes to white people even though we've done absolutely nothing to them, only for them.
I've had enough. My hope is that the NBA and NFL will continue to decline in popularity. That ticket prices and ad revenues come crashing down along with player salaries. Maybe then, the players will count their blessings and respect those who allow them the opportunity to make money just because they're great athletes. The fact is, they need us, we don't need them.