Serving the heart of California since 1892

The Madera Tribune

Honor our veterans, laugh at pro athletes

Most newspaper content here is incomplete. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both for the price of one!

webmaster | 05/25/12

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, I would like to ask a favor of all professional athletes that compare what they do to war — shut your ignorant, spoiled and pampered pie holes.

The last time I checked, there have been no wars played out in opulent billion dollar stadiums between multi-millionaires cheered on by 65,000 adoring fans.

LeBron James has likened an NBA game to war and designated himself a soldier. Tampa Bay tight end Kellen Winslow has done the same. The comparing of football to war is the most common, but at best is like comparing hopscotch to trying to avoid being blown up while driving your Jeep through a field littered with IEDs.

The only modern professional athlete that was a soldier was Pat Tillman, formerly an All-Pro safety for the Arizona Cardinals...


comments powered by Disqus