How did they manage, collectively, to lose billions of dollars? Oh, the usual–crime, drug abuse, get-even-richer-quicker schemes that went belly-up, fornication with lots of women, leading to getting way, way behind in multiple child support payments, lavishing expensive gifts on members of the player’s entourage… Gee, every time I think it might be nice to have an entourage, I read something like this.
You’ve got to feel for Derrick Coleman, though. He lost all his money trying to help revive business in Detroit. It was impossible: but he’s a great man, in my book.
They take these guys, most of them, out of extremely poor circumstances, out of an urban culture that is, shall we say, dysfunctional, rush them through what is laughingly called “a college education,” draft the very best of them into the NBA and just forget about the rest, and then shower them with unimaginable amounts of money. Is it any wonder that they get in so much trouble?
I don’t like Big Sports as much as I used to. Do you?
I won’t be watching them. Sheesh, it’s like a Super Bowl that goes on for weeks and weeks. But the Super Bowl is just annoying. The Olympics have become offensive.
One) The Olympics have become a prostituted vehicle for heavy-handed Far Left cultural and political indoctrination. Last time it was the Olympics celebrating Darwinism and socialized medicine. This time they’re being used as propaganda for Global Warming, er, Climate Change–complete with noted actress Judy Dench shilling for she knows not what. It’s really amazing how quickly you can lose respect for someone.
Two) Like just about everything else in this shameful period of history, the Olympics is a cheating festival.
Carefully watch that video of the Olympic gymnast snapping his leg like a piece of raw spaghetti. That is not a normal injury. It’s a steroid injury.
Of course, given the amount of cheating that’s been involved in “Climate Science,” that and the Olympics seems like a perfect match.
Three) Spiritually, this business gives me the creeps. There’s something about that one-world, no-more-borders, with one all-powerful and all-wise secular government over all crapola, that smacks of Antichrist. This spirit is very much a part of the Olympics.