Glazer Guest Shot: Society Spoils Studs

We all admire the amazing ability of today’s great sports figures.

They are our modern day heros, warriors, gladiators. And of course, football rules the roost as the number one sport in the nation. Followed by basketball.

Why?

Young boys and men, fantasize about being quarterback in the super bowl or sinking a buzzer beater in the NCAA Tourney during a March Madness final. We want to be them. Women see the athletes as super studs, often handsome and built like Greek gods. In them we see ourselves as the best we can be.

Is that really true? In many ways no, but it’s our dream, our vision of greatness and fame. And with success in these sports comes money, fame and tons of sex with hotties. That’s the real reason young men want to be a sports star.

Bearing this in mind, we begin to treat student athletes differently than other kids at school, at home, even at work. They somehow don’t seem to go to class as much, other people help them with school work, or do it for them. This starts as early as Jr. High. Ballplayers that matter get to cut in lines in the food hall and are invited to all the cool parties.

You get the snapshot.

When they enter college it gets insane. All the frats want them, magically free cars show up at times, easy jobs with decent wages are offered. Often with the player not even showing up for the pretend job. Of course school is free. It’s a form of Pavlov’s Dog played out in real life.

When you treat an anmial the same all the time, the animal expects the same result. As in Pavlov’s theory, ring a bell for food and the animal shows up (the food being there or not). Ring it twice for sex, etc.

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16 Responses to Glazer Guest Shot: Society Spoils Studs

  1. Anonymous says:

    MandDShagger
    If you did a little research you’d find that most top academic minds at prestigious schools have job offers that dwarf average NFL and NBA salaries by the time they are sophmores. They can also take perks without any impact on the institution. The whole big man on campus vibe may still play out for the luddites and the morons. More money and less risk being a CEO than a MVP. I’m sure Lloyd Blankfein makes more money than ANY athlete.

    Without a T. Boone Pickens or a Warren Buffet in your alumni your screwed. On average, athletic graduates…I know that sounds funny…. give back less to schools than academic graduates.

    To suggest that WE are responsible for athletes jagoff behavior is to suggest that WE have to be responsible for the jagoff behavior of the Jeff Skillings, Ivan Boesky’s, Dennis Levine’s, etc and half the fucking C-Level employees in corporate America.

    These people are responsible for their own behavior. Put that WE shit back on your mirror and snort it. If mommy and daddy didn’t at least raise them to understand right from wrong that’s the start of the problem.

    KNOWLEDGE is the REAL power in this country, not squatting 600 lbs or running a 3.9 40.

  2. Anonymous says:

    KCMO staffer
    Do you feel this applies to Women athletes as well? I never really looked at it this way, but you may be correct to a certain extent. Mandshagger, many of these kids don’t have two parents. Some don’t have one. So your point is not correct.

  3. Anonymous says:

    KellysGuy
    O.K. Glazer now you are the sports expert too? You were one of the assholes who contributated to this at your club in Westport. So you should know.

  4. Anonymous says:

    brent
    Let’s see now. You buy an ad on KCC and you get a guest column. so Hearne when are you running Beena’s?

  5. Anonymous says:

    MGarr
    Craig, I couldn’t agree more, you get what you paid for, in this case a bunch of full grown kids, who have little respect for anything or anyone.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rob Lane
    Brent, ever hear Glazer on radio, pretty sharp guy. I think he knows alot more about these things, then say, you.

  7. Anonymous says:

    DowntownDavy
    When I see these guys interviews on tv or radio, its a joke. These college grads, need to learn English.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Susan Dunlap
    So Craig, you aren’t a hero at sports and use your nephew to make a point? My God.

  9. Anonymous says:

    jweinberg
    Craig, I loved Gladiator, but you didn’t mention he was a slave, I don’t think his treatment was so nice. Cool flick.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Maureen
    Maybe if you had been a jock, you woulda been a nicer person, like L.T. Instead you were a hood and a prick to women.

  11. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Any boy or girl that gets into college on an athletic scholorship has had some parent, family member, coach, teacher, pastor or mentor in their life that has had the write/wrong/honor/code/character/integrity talk with them. Some choose not to listen or think the rules don’t apply to them.

    For every Tiger-Kobe-Ben-Michael-OJ there are at least 10 athletes that play by the rules. We don’t hear about the GOOD GUYS since it’s not SEXY. Nobody cares that an athlete is faithful to his wife, takes his kids to school and helps with their homework,donates quietly to his church and volunteers his time whenever asked.

    If he never plays one down in an NFL uniform Tim Tebow has already had more positive impact on our society than Pacman Jones or TO EVER will.

    Pat Tillman still remains the standard by which I will forever compare all other athletes to on and off the field. Case Closed.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ross
    Worst. Column. Ever.

    And that’s saying something for this site. Stick to writing about places my grandparents used to go when they went out. Or, better yet, don’t write anything at all.

    Wasn’t this site supposed to have something to do with Kansas City? Or, is it just for attention whoring never-will-be socialites now?

  13. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    Forget Russell Crowe….how bout a pic of Jake.
    MShagg….good points.

  14. Anonymous says:

    mermaid
    Maureen are you really this mad at Craig that you write these insane blogs or is it Craig pretending that some girl could really be that broken hearted. I’m starting to cry foul on this. You sound like an idiot if it is you. I don’t believe a word of it. I say you’re fake.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Arte
    Craig–this actually has to do with your earlier column on former nightspots. It brought back lots of memories. But curious–did you ever hear of a mom figure named Mike Massey who hung out at Mothers. I was told this guy had quite an interesting story plus demise.

  16. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Sorry Arte, doesn’t ring a bell, Mike Massey. Ross find something to do….

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