3007 counties in America, 1696 NFL players, 449 NBA players, 256 FIFA players, 616 in MLS, and how many million broken bodies, brains and dreams of players that didn't make it? Less than 1 person per county in the country makes it in professional sports. Compared to the 460,000 NCAA student-athletes who don't make a penny, even though the NCAA makes over $9 billion a year. There are more yearly millionaire lottery winners than there are new pro athletes. Yet an endless stream of people throw their lives away chasing that dream. But that's not popular talk, is it. How open each televised game with the story of one of the millions of people who threw their life away chasing that dream.
By: Gareth