Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to watch ESPN. No, I'm not talking about their obsession with the NY Yankees, Boston Res Sox, New England Patriots, or Notre Dame, nor am I speaking of they're brainwashing the world against the Dallas Cowboys. Rather, I'm speaking of the way they berate guys for deciding to say in college.
Last year, they all but crucified all the underclassmen for deciding to stay in school another year, stating that they should go for the money. This year, University of Washington quarterback, Jake Locker, decided to return to school, a decision he just made yesterday.
Today, some guy said that you go to college to get ready for the NFL. I never played college athletics, but last I checked, I thought you went to college for an education...unless you play basketball where its just a stopping off spot for a lot of guys, but that's a whole different can of worms.
It's amazing how they make it sound like playing sports is the most important thing in the world. Of course, this is a sports network, so they get a little bit of a pass on that, but there is still no excuse for this. Just because you get drafted by a team doesn't mean you'll get to play, let alone become a superstar. Don't forget the injury factor. One freak play in a game or even in practice, and your career could be over.
I really wonder what goes through these guys' heads when they say things like this!
Trailer Thursday 1/18
3 days ago