"We might make a lot of money but, we also spend a lot of money." Leave to good old Patrick Ewing to say it perfectly!
As an Eagles fan I am very happy (estatic!) that both Lito Sheppard and Brian Westbrook reported on time to training camp yesterday. They sucked up their pride and put the team first. Thanks guys!
But as a typical American than holds a 9-5 job, do you honestly feel much sympathy for these players? I mean Westbrook did arrive to camp in a BMW 750li. The money woes he must be facing with his current contract.
Yes, the life of an NFL superstar is vastly different than the life of your typical American. Players are entertainers and earn BIG money for the owners. In return players most definitely deserve a cut of that money.
But when most Americans are struggling to put gas in their car, feed their children, and avoid foreclosure on their house it is difficult to understand how Westbrook or Sheppard can't live on the millions of dollars they are already receiving. They just seem greedy! And I am pretty sure that if I kept bitching and moaning about my current pay to my boss I would just be fired!
And lastly, if players like Westbrook and Sheppard (and possibly Shawn Andrews) are unhappy with their current contracts they should not have signed such long term deals.
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