June 25, 2011 1 Comment
In todays mainstream media society there is way to much negative media cast on professional athletes. Sure there are a few bad apples that spoil the bunch. But why not focus on the positive attributes of the athletes that are being a positive beacon in their communities?
I started this sports blog because of my passion for sports and the athletes that play the games I love so much. As a child some of my fondest memories are from when my father took me to the Washington Redskins training camp at Dickerson College in Carlisle, PA. I can remember watching the athletes walk to the field and asking them for their autographs. I still have the hat the team signed that day hanging on my wall all these years later.
It has become a cliché that an athlete starts a charity foundation when he joins his team in the local community. It is overlooked in today’s society. It is almost like we expect these athletes to give back instead of appreciating what they do to give back on a daily basis. Fans and communities have begun to take the athletes and their foundations for granted instead of appreciating the support and helping the foundations and charities out. It seems in today’s society everyone is looking for a handout instead of being the hand that helps someone else.
Here at The Fans Opinion Sports Blog our mission is to change the negative media perception of athletes one interview at a time. We will always showcase the inspiration an athlete contributes to us. We will always showcase the charities and foundations these athletes put their hard-earned money and sweat equity into. Sure we will give our opinions on the bad apples that spoil the bunch. You will never read a negative story reported by us on any athlete. If you are searching for the negative juicy tabloid journalism on sports athletes you have come to the wrong media outlet.
I wish the mainstream media would focus more on the inspiration and determination it takes from the athletes to be great . The physical shape these players keep their bodies in year round to be able to play the sport we love. The love these players have for the game they play. The adversities a lot of these players have had to overcome to be a professional athlete. Instead of worrying about ratings of their print or digital medium.
I am not saying every athlete is or should be a role model for young men and women today. The point I am trying to make is that if our young men and women in our communities heard more inspirational stories on the air than every time an athlete get arrested our next generation might be more motivated to succeed.
WE SPEAK OUR MIND!