OPINION: Corporations, profits and greed have destroyed the purity of sports
There was a time long when sports was a shining beacon of admiration. In the professional world, it has become a moneymaking machine for the owners and players. The scandal indulgent fans, super egos, over paid self-anointed super stars have made a travesty of the sports world. Corporations have destroyed the purity of the game, where profit overrides the sport itself.
There is no honor among superstars who profit with endorsements of products made in third world countries working in sweatshops. Why do we adulate such conduct from players who dishonor themselves and their sport? We are worshiping the worse of society, a sports generation living a world of greed and hypocrisy.
Now, Penn State. I thought college campuses are supposed to be places of enlightenment. The most important man on campus is not the school president or a well-published professor. No, it is the football coach. In addition, this is not just isolated to Penn State. School administrators and coaches use students as pawns to achieve an all-win mentality, at the expense of a true education. The game and its fans have been reduced to a Roman Coliseum mentality.
There was no ethical conduct of honor, at Penn State, which illustrates the power the university has over their football program. The administrators and coaches looked the other way over the foul and disgusting practice by one of its coaches.
This is a classical example of what America has become. Look at our state of the nation. We have lost our way intellectually and culturally descending to the lowest depths of humankind. Worshiping the worst aspects of the celebrities and athletes that contribute nothing to the betterment of the common good.
America has lost its principles and honor.
Pat R. O’Malley