20 Athletes Who We Are All Sick of Hearing About
Athletes Who We Are Sick of Hearing About
Everyone has that one athlete that makes us cringe when we hear their name. It might be just because he has given your favorite team a tough time or maybe he gets way too much love and respect and he doesn't deserve the endless amounts of attention.
Athletes are over-exposed these days and that irks some people. We know that these guys and girls are some of the most exciting and athletic people in the world -- as well as some of the most overpaid -- but why should they get far more exposure than people who also deserve it like firefighters, police, etc.?
It doesn't make much sense, but that is what the world has come to these days. Even the media has become somewhat starstruck and sensationalizing. We make athletes out to be some of the biggest heroes out there -- while some very much are heroes, others aren't quite as deserving of the superhero distinction.
Sometimes players and athletes get way too much attention off the court as well as too much on the court. Some athletes are so impressive that they deserve the attention, but for the most part, too much over-exposure of an athlete will just annoy the consumer to no end.
If you are someone who can't watch ESPN and Sportscenter two or three days in a row without feeling nauseous and over-exposed to the same stories every day, this list is for you.
It seems as if ESPN has a tendency to sensationalize more than anyone else and recycle material like it will help global warming if they present the same info over and over. However, that is not the case and it just annoys consumers and viewers more than they even know.
Let's take a look at the ESPN-inspired list of 20 athletes who we are sick of hearing about. If you are sick of hearing about anyone who I left off the list, let me know.
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10. Colin Kaepernick
Dubbing Kaepernick as the best young player in the NFL nearly killed his 2013 season. People hyped him up way too much and the pressure got to him. Now we are wondering why he cares about what people think of him. Because everyone's comments made him care -- that's why.
5. Michael Sam
It's great that Sam came out in front of the world and everyone should support what he did. However, ESPN jammed it down our throats and made everything for a week about the first openly gay NFL prospect. However, America will be considered "ready" for a gay athlete when this is no longer news. Come on, America, this is the 21st century -- start acting like it.