|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.
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.