It is not a boycott, I just stopped watching the whiny crybabies, I’m on strike!
For me, it all started with baseball, then came football, and most recently, basketball, I am so sick and tired of these overpaid athletes going on strike to get more of their employers money, so, now I’m on strike, I refuse to watch them. I know, it makes absolutely no difference to the players, owners, or sponsors that I am not watching, but I have a feeling that I am not alone.
For those that think the players deserve a bigger cut, have you tried to buy a ticket to a game? Have you had to pay extra for a special TV channel to watch the games because of a deal made to get more money? Remember when TV was free? Can you remember when a ticket was like 5 bucks, and the beer was like 2?
Professional sports teams are a business, with employees and investors, the athletes and support staff, like coaches, are the employees and we are the customers, so why are we putting up with it?
It is understandable that the owners and investors want to make a profit, that is how they get paid, they take a risk that the players will win, that is where sponsors come from, but what if the players don’t win? Do they get a pay cut? Are the tickets cheaper? No, the players get traded to another team, but the customer is the one that loses. I know, there can only be one number 1, but why is a bad team just as expensive to watch as a good team?
No matter what the players get paid, they have insurance and guaranties that any other employee for any other company would only dream about, why is this? The players have become the product, not the game, and the players unions see to that, so, I am on strike. I liked it better when players played because they loved the game, not just the money, If enough of us stop watching, maybe we will get treated like customers, maybe they will try to get us back? Maybe pigs will fly too?
Thanks for reading!OpinionHead