By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 22:44:21 PM.
Fans today think that the problem of players getting into trouble is a modern issue and that players of the past were more gentlemanly. Most players of yesteryear and today are actually pretty nice guys, even the ones who get into trouble. Very few players have been truly terrible human beings, they just end up with problems and are unable to cope with them in a socially acceptable way so they end up acting out, or they get addicted to drugs.
Americans’ interest in sports seems excessive to many foreign visitors. Television networks spend millions of dollars arranging to telecast sports events. Publications about sports sell widely. In the US professional athletes can become national heroes.
Mario Andretti and Phil Hill are the only Americans to win an F1 championship. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt are the biggest names in NASCAR. There’s something about racing that drives Americans crazy. It’s more of the machines rather than the man. The adrenaline rush and the need for speed.