My Facebook and part of my Google+ feed is taken up with news of the Tebow trade from the Broncos to the Jets (+Gary Vaynerchuk & +Lewis Howes probably have a lot to say about the trade as well as the chatter around it). Disclaimer, I am NOT a sports fan but still like to watch the big games like the Superbowl.
What strikes me as very creepy from the outside is the fact that people get traded (like cattle or worse) out of the teams they have learned to be a team member with. Your team are the very people you played with for seasons/years on a common goal – winning the Superbowl. Now they get shuttled off to play for the competition. I'm sure a few million bucks eases the pain….
What if regular office jobs worked this way? "Hey Lynette, today your senior management decided you need to go work at a competitor, out you go!" Then up you go and learn to play with a different team. How is this good for morale or teamwork? I don't understand the 'sports' mentality at all.
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I have always looked at it from the perspective of new experiences. So in the office example you cited, it might be a new experience to get paired with new people and have to resharpen you team-building tools again.
Removing the negative connotations of human trading, as it were, and replacing it with creating new teams might be applicable.
I am also not much of a sport fan beyond the major games and the Olympics (Olympic Hockey is my kryptonite!)
I think it would be so stupid for them to get rid of TEbow because Manning is still learning and has issues. What if it doesn't work out and then they lose TEbow. Funnier thing is, I really dont care I jsut think it is interesting
I have to say that I agree with you there.
Maybe it's just the way it's phrased. Trading. Like an object or something. It seems hard for me to grasp the idea of being either so successful (or so horrible) that you would get plucked from the work you've done and 'rewarded' with starting over.
eww… +Lynette Young you have a facebook still? i feel facebook is becoming old and the new look is annoying. also there is a lot of red tape to do anything on there..lol
hey if your still on would you like to hang out by typing to each other
I see what you are saying, but I suppose the biggest difference here between an office job and sports is the decision to "start over" as it were is not entirely in the player's hands.
Think this is bad, Hockey players sometimes get traded in the middle of the season. Recently a guy played the first half of a game for one team and got on a plane during the second half to join another team.
I know office workers don't get 'traded' like that – but I was hypothesizing if they did. I'm sure there is a whole lot of behind the scenes talks and haggling going on but it still seems like a pretty disconnected process to me (from the non-sports outside).
+Lynette Young I have asked the same question to my sports activated wife. As I see it the only difference between sports figures (all professional sports) is that they get way to much money for what they contribute.. But the fact is that if you are into professional sports never buy a home until you retire…. I do feel sorry for the wives and children It's like being in the military
On any given Sunday it could be all over. And that is not just playing the game. It is a high risk job that will affect the rest of your life good and bad.