I agree. High school sports are about as good as you can get and even they are starting to get manipulated.
It goes even younger than that....I've heard about scandals in youth sports leagues. Parents getting together and trying to pony up the roster for their kids' team.
Wondering how well the Green Bay Packers would do if that were the case.
I used to always appreciate how teams like the Packers and Steelers would try to keep building through the draft but it's just not as feasible anymore. The teams that are winning are the teams loading up on these short term deals. I refuse to even buy a jersey anymore because the jersey I'd buy is going to be obsolete within a year.
Too true about this win at any cost mindset.
Is this how Rome fell?
I'm sure overspending could most definitely play a part in collapsing a team. It's all so hit or miss.
Not with the New England Patriots or the New York Yankees this hit or miss thing. Whatever ultimately makes those organizations falter then collapse will be worthy of study.