Remember when you were a kid and you dreamed of being the next sports superstar? No matter what the team or sport, you wanted to be the next big thing. The next Barry Bonds, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, or even Pele!
When you were that age it was all about the love of the game and all the other stuff that came along with it was just icing on the cake.
Few of us get to live that dream and maybe that is a good thing, because no one wants to see 275 pound guys try to hit a baseball or deke around a double team. It's just not a pretty sight and the risk of injury would be so high that contracts would not be nearly worth the money they are today.
However as the dream fades to black as we age, we become more critical of athletes and everything they do on and off the field. The one perk about being an athlete which always strikes me the worst is how they are treated differently the everyday guy.
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