Monday, January 10, 2011

Athlete, Coach, or Media ~ How would you choose?

I've been doing some thinking, since I've been seen some things and been hearing a lot of stories lately.  If you're playing a game of FMK and these are your choices: athlete, coach, or media person, what would you decide?  Obviously, you have to use the generalities and stereotypes associated with each type of person but like I said, I'm curious what people think.  It might be a simple decision for some of you, but I think it's a very careful one that people who wade in this pool need to ponder before jumping in.  I think people get very short-sided and don't think about the consequences of their actions.  I've seen naive girls get swept up in it all and spit out.  People need to remember that once you lose respect, you've basically lost everything. 

My feeling is this...

Athlete - road trips, groupies, etc. are a problem because too many people know and may target them; your anonymity can be compromised easily
Coach - generally older and in charge of the players, tells you and them what you're doing wrong or right, may or may not be a former athlete who's known; your anonymity may or may not be compromised
Media - might tell the world about it if something happens; not many people know who they are unless they're really into sports

****  I guess we could add front-office in the mix, but for the sake of this argument, let's leave them out for now.

The choices are just lovely, right?

Assuming you find all 3 choices attractive, in the hierarchy of the sports world, does the athlete always rank #1?  I say, NO, but what do I know.  I guess it depends on what the person wants.  Anyway, like I said, it's just something I've been doing some thinking about.



  1. The athlete does not necessarily win! Looks definitely would come into play here. But I would appreciate a media person who I can have an actual conversation with over an athlete who has no personality any day.

  2. Let's play the FMK game with actual examples of each category!!!

  3. i definitely agree that personality comes into play HUGE here. so to say that the athlete would aways win is a false conclusion. if anything you have to dig deeper to get get know someone who's business isn't all "out there", and the only way you'd want to is if they got into your head, not necessarily your pants... haha.

  4. If you always pick athlete, you're probably a gold digger.