Attention Pro Athletes: Just Shut Up and Play

August 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I am so sick and tired of hearing the words "holding out", "he feels he is worth more," "... demanding a trade." What happened to playing the game for the love of it? 
I was born in 1984 so you can't go as far as to call me "old school", great movie by the way, but I guess when it comes to sports, contracts, and attitudes, you can. Can you imagine if Dan Marino sat out of Dolphins camp and requested a trade non-stop until he got one because they couldn't win the super bowl? How about picturing Jerry West testing the waters of free agency and deciding he wants to join up with Bill Russell and John Havlicek in Boston? 
Money can do some great things and buy some awesome toys, but in the end do people remember Michael Jordan for winning or the size of his contract? I would bet more than half of you reading this don't even know how much Jordan's deal with the Bulls was worth, I don't. And why is this? Because nobody cares about anything in sports except for underdog/fav...

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