Maybe it’s the pressure, expectation or just the grind of having to be on top of your game everyday just to compete….but I don’t see many professional athletes looking like they are having a great time. Where did all the characters go?
Perhaps I am wrong, maybe they are all smiling inside. Thinking about the adulation and the cash rewards that come with being a modern day professional athlete. I don’t know about you but when I see these athletes with diamond earrings, Beckham style tattoos and $400 hairstyles it makes me long for the 80’s + 90’s…..when sports stars were cool. They did it for enjoyment, they had a laugh and went for a beer after the game.
I personally don’t want to watch some emotionless robot competing, someone that’s been on the tennis court since they were 2 years old or locking themselves away to be the best and never put a foot wrong. I want to see Shane Warne in the papers boozing one day and taking 5 wickets the next morning. I want to see Mike Tyson with his pet Tiger talking shit before he lets loose like a manic in the ring.
I think it’s time for a lot of sports & athletes to take a step back and make things fun again, that’s what sport is there for right….?