Texans: We Are Crazy, Aren't We?

I’m reminded today that we are crazy here in Texas…crazy about our Mexican food…crazy about our history…and…crazy about our football.

Yes, there’s just something about those Friday Night Lights that can take normally sane people and turn them into screaming, raving maniacs, and I have to admit that with three brothers, a son, seven nephews, and four grandsons, I’ve found myself right there with them (okay, maybe more than once).

But, do you know what our worst sin of all is? We’ve made demigods out of our pro athletes. We’ve set them up to be the highest paid people in the country, while at the same time expecting nothing of substance from them. I’ve thought about this for years…

…If I were in charge of the world, we’d have a one strike and you’re out system for these players, and they would suck it up and be a role model for the young people who idolize them, or else they could go back home and get a real job. Eventually, I believe we could find people (who for the millions they earn) would decide to play ball AND keep their nose clean.

Of course, I’m not in charge of the world and for now your heroes are safe from this old Gram’s cutting knife! GO INDIANS; GO LIONS; GO TIGERS; GO BEARCATS!!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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2 Responses to Texans: We Are Crazy, Aren't We?

  1. Sam Vineyard says:

    Watching the news on TV the other day I saw where Michael Vick signed a contract for $100 Million for 5 years of playing. How stupid can you get. He should still be in prison for his role in the dog fighting. No One is worth $20 million a year in sports or anywhere else.

    • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      Consumers drive the salaries and there’s not much to do about that; however, for those salaries, I think we can expect those athletes to step up and be role models for our young people.

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