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02-16-2008, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
Yeah, and with television creating more of a youthful fan base than blue-collar workers going to games, players are more 'role models' than ever. Add to that the fact that they are millionaires nowadays so they have a lot more to loose.

The major professional sports are becoming fossilized. It's the new and fringe sports with devout fan bases but little profit where the true heart of sport lies.
Yup. It's kind of sad really. Can you imagine a personality like JR back in the 50's? That would beat any ****ing show on MTV or Fox or CBS or whatever.

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