Does Every Action Hero Have to have an Asterisk?
Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, Marian Jones, Justin Gatlin (Washington Post 8/23/2006: Amy Shipley), Michael Irvin, Floyd Landis and myriad athletes who have come before are (and have been for years) tearing the very fabric from which their super hero capes are made. Whether it is drugs or money or sex or cheating or betting, isn't there a school that these super athletes attend that should indoctrinate them to the unwitting special trust and confidence that we parents put in them? Like Uncle Ben says in SpiderMan, "with great power comes great responsibility." Shouldn't there be a place where these grown up kids learn that?
Yes. At home. At church. At school. At little league. At Pop Warner League. At Babe Ruth League.
People are trying, but it takes some effort and for a lazy society, that means inaction.
We have a epidemic going here and it is spiraling out of control.