Originally posted by JoeMontana:
Originally posted by titan:
^tTheres no more physically demanding job in the world than Football Player. LMAO
ya. tell that to the guys in the Bering sea or some of those Texas rough necks.
Yup. If "physically demanding" were the criteria, those guys crabbing in the Bering Sea would be making millions of dollars a year. If "risk to life and limb" were the criteria, firemen, policemen, and coal miners would all be making millions of dollars a year.
Professional football players work hard and take incredible risks, but financially they're much more like lottery winners than wage earners. And like lottery winners, most have little or no experience with handling large amounts of money. And, again, like lottery winners, many of them end up squandering their fortunes. The number of pro athletes who end up broke within a few years of leaving the sport is shockingly high. Warren Sapp's experience is not an aberration; it's surprisingly typical.
[ Edited by Lifer on Apr 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM ]