What do these two guys have in common?
They are both U.S. Senators that are much more worried about professional sports than the other problems facing our country that the government can help.
Spector is the one calling for interviews with the NFL commissioner about the “spygate” scandal from the Patriots, and Mitchell is the one dragged through the news for his infamous report about steroids in baseball.
What really really bothers me is that I read the news online (ok so a LOT of it is based on sports) but I’ll occasionally look at headlines from other groups and these get front page attention.Â I really wish that more of our resources were being devoted to ending the war in Iraq, the slumping economy (another post topic) or affordable healthcare.Â Instead these guys are worried about professional athletes doing what hyper-competitive people do – anything they can to get an edge.Â So one team decided to tape the opponent to try and learn something.Â I’m pretty sure the NFL has game film too.Â And maybe an aging player wanted to keep up that strength that carried his game (literally) past the slump and into big money.Â I really don’t think these are nearly as bad as all the other crap going on in our country.
Before I get too fired up, I’d like to end on a quote from Daniel Tosh: “I think pro athletes should be forced to used steroids. I think we as fans deserve the greatest athletes science can create. Anything that will make them run faster or jump higher I have hi-definition tv, I want my athletes like my video games. Lets go!”