Posted on: August 17, 2009 8:31 am

Controversy sells but it doesn't inspire

Michael Vick. Adam Jones. Donte Stallworth. Julius Peppers. Holdouts. Sellouts. Wipeouts. What's honestly the big deal about wasting talent on money? We look at it more from the angle of wasting money on talent too often. But guys get sucked in to a dangerous catastrophe of controversy and fear over what? They get complacent. They get bored. The hype is not enough. We don't understand why the hype was not enough. Because we need more. Something is royally missing in our lives. The money. The attention. It's not good enough. As a fan, they're not good enough for us. We call it out on stats or games. But the reality is is we're really disappointed that they fall short of inspiring us. Now comes the convicting part. Who have you inspired lately?

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