I refer a lot to the loss of perspective, at least that I see, in sports today on my blog here at ChicagoNow. It does seem that barely a week goes by without hearing at least a few stories that involve poor character choices by athletes, unscrupulous, exploitive behavior by someone involved in sports, unsportsmanlike conduct, or the illegal/unethical activities of some athletes and/or coaches.
When I think about that last sentence for a moment, names begin to swirl around in my head; Tiger Woods, Cam Newton’s father, Lawrence Taylor, Mason Holland (attacked referee), Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cushing, Floyd Landis, etc., etc. And a quick search in Google of the problems in sports using any of the descriptive terms in the above paragraph will bring a plethora of responses.
Even with all of that, my writings are clearly my interpretation of what’s going on. It is my perspective one might say. With that in mind I thought I would put it out there and see if my interpretations are also felt by others, thus, the poll below.
Take a moment to respond to the following question, the results should be interesting.