|Jack Russell terrier watching the game ACEO|
Tomorrow marks another Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas. I admit that I am a football fan and have been for as long as I can remember. No, my team is not fortunate enough to be playing in the big game, but I watch nonetheless. It matters not who wins or loses; its how they play the game that counts, right?
Unfortunately, football is just not like it was in the past. Players are no longer loyal to a team. They come; they go, gravitating to the highest bidder. There are scandals and brushes with the law that seems more likely to be on a soap opera than a gridiron. It’s sad. And the big game only makes it easier to escalate salaries to an unbelievable height. And then, they leave; they go elsewhere, dropping one uniform for another. Football is a business and sometimes we forget this when we cheer for our favorite team or favorite player. The reality of it, however, is apparent when we fork over an exorbitant price for a seat.
Ahhh, but I remember a time when a player started and ended his career with the same team. There were no stars elevated to unrealistic heights. They were a team. And that is what we need to remember as we watch the game. A team is what creates the win. Cheese is important to a pizza but without the sauce and crust, it would be just cheese.
Enjoy the game.