Athletes, entertainers, and even politicians can bring in large sums of money. Maybe I am just jealous because I don't receive $650,000.00 to give a few speeches. Maybe I am disappointed because I wasn't good enough as an athlete in my younger years to play beyond the collegiate level and earn the big bucks. However, watching the media frenzy around the Super Bowl, and the political circus in Iowa and now New Hampshire, it makes me ponder how our country developed such outrageous traditions with outlandish amounts of money attached to them.
I will enjoy watching the Super Bowl game on television from the comfort of my living room. I will also observe the commercials up to a point to see the winners and losers in that contest as well. As you can see I am not a die-hard fan. I never really even watched football until Kurt Warner took the field in St. Louis and led the greatest show on turf. (Those days are obviously long gone as we watch the Rams return to L.A.)
I am hopeful that Peyton Manning can end his career on a high note--and uninjured. Will I lose any sleep if the Broncos lose? Not likely! I will just hope that Brock Osweiler gets a chance to prove himself longer than the opportunity given to Tim Tebow when he was a Bronco. I am trying to keep things in perspective and in moderation, but I still pull for the back-ups to do well.
Whether you are a football fan or not, whether you are a political junkie or not, whether you are an avid fan of Hollywood or not, I think this is a good time to ask a simple question:
"What are the things in my life that I place before God?"