Thursday, July 9, 2009

McNair & Co: Why Is Infidelity So Rampant In Pro Sports?

FRIDAY UPDATE: McNAIR ALLEGEDLY HAD 6 YEAR AFFAIR WITH EXOTIC DANCER FROM MINNEAPOLIS

GEORGE PLASTER, NASHVILLE SPORTS RADIO HOST SAYS MCNAIR STORY WORST SINCE 9/11: I MEAN, WHEN WILL THIS WEEK EVER END?

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED COLLEGE baseball, basketball and occasionally football. But when fans move up to the pros like the NFL and NBA, I begin to think of most players as over-sexed, over-paid, and over-praised thugs and gorillas, and lose interest. Whether it's true or not, Steve McNair's low-life murder last weekend begs the question: Why is infidelity so rampant in pro-sports? Why is it such a culture of adultery? Can no one control themselves? Sure there's temptation from adoring female fans everywhere, but is there no way for a sports star to control himself and resist? Where are the wives in all this? Do these meatheads just run wild through bars and alleys like gang busters with no one holding them accountable, let alone their families? David Boclair at Nashville City Paper begins to probe.

6 comments:

hg said...

It's all very simple: young men come into pro sports and become instant millionaires. Then they go out and buy big SUVs, big fancy cars---Cadillac Escalades are their favorite---get on the club circuit and become chick magnets. That's hard for ANY man to resist.

McNair led a double life, pure and simple.

That's pretty much the bottom line. The story is not at all unusual. Nashville has been wallowing in this story since it happened. And I'm sick of the whole damn thing.

Webutante said...

So glad I'm not there right now, hg....All this is also exaccerbated by our culture of celebrity where fans see their idols through rose colored glasses and worship them unconditionally. Misplaced values if ever there were ones!

hg said...

But I'm not knocking the guys who take advantage of the opportunity to be chick magnets.

Webutante said...

...that's enough....

Stacie said...

Hero's now are pop music stars, actors, actresses and sports figures. With the exception of Tiger Woods, I find nothing about singing sexually provacative lyrics, lying about reality or chasing a ball around very heroic. I find it pathetic, not heroic.

Webutante said...

Thanks, Stacie. It's a sad commentary on today's culture.