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Professional Sports: Slavery Or A Three Ring Circus?

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I posted a comment that on a recent piece, "Ranking the Playoffs By What Really Counts: Cheerleaders," written by B/R scribe Sweet Mo.  This article, admittedly a humor piece, brought to mind much of what is wrong with professional sports today.

If you have ever been to a circus, you will recall that, while there is some main event happening all of the time, there are side shows going on all around.  It seems that today’s professional sporting events have turned into more of a circus act then a sporting event.

The “center ring” might be the game.  However, amid the blaring music, employees of the arena throwing out T-shirts and trinkets, and scantily clad cheerleaders and dancers gyrati...

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