So, the New York Yankees didn’t make it to the playoffs (Wow, uh!) and there has been quite a lot of dialogue about the ends and outs of this team… You know, how they’re like the highest paid team ever or how the celebrity list of the team just goes on and on. My blogging counterpart over at That’s What I Think has a good grasp on the Yankees state of being with the Let’s Talk a Bit About the Yankees post… be sure to visit when you get a chance.
With all this Yankees talk, I was thinking about a profession that has also been in the news, but on the other spectrum of celebrity and income. It’s a profession that some consider to be most important and without it a lot of us would be loss (Any takers?)… Yep! I’m sure you guessed it! Teachers!
They give the most and for some reason aren’t rewarded with a reasonable salary… I wonder what the world would be like without them… those who care and spend time before and after school to make sure students get what they need.
So, I give a big “shout out” to teachers for all they install and sacrifice…
Our everyday heroes (police officers, firemen, soldiers) know the impending danger that they face each and every day. For this reason, they usually (and for good cause) have good insurance packages for their loved ones who are left behind. This package can often time be viewed as an incentive for committing to this dangerous career path.
Now, this same reasoning can be applied to sports… Let’s specifically apply it to football. I’m sure we can all agree that along with being entertaining and nail biting at times, football can be dangerous. But (And this is a big but!), professional football players have something called “ridiculous” guaranteed money (I added “ridiculous”) that seems to make it all worth their while. The downfall of this lucrative deal is that they can be released from their team at any time (But 30 million dollars guaranteed money can make that release a little less painful-uh, yeah.)…
So, do you think the guaranteed cha-ching is worth the potential danger or injury (both short- and long-term) that may incur?