New car, caviar, four-star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team.
—“Money” by Pink Floyd
Hey, it’s only money.
But we love to talk about it, dream about it, complain about it — especially when it comes to pro athletes.
Eight-figure salaries get thrown around like play bucks in a super-sized Monopoly game.
In what other setting can we lament that someone making $10 million a year is woefully undervalued? How can we take serious the money issues of someone who makes more in a day than a teacher or police officer makes in a year?