NWS: FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM SATURDAY.   Click for details

Best things in life free, except for pro athletes




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?

This story appears in the print edition of Daily Journal. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.