I looked up the cost of a single ticket to this annual fete’ of football; $6,149.00 plus $300.00 for parking! Add to this any food purchases made during the game, and you are getting into some serious money for a game! Fans who arrive without tickets will be paying MUCH more from ticket scalpers; they do so willingly to watch the ‘big game’ regardless of the cost.
More of our military are dying by their own hand than being killed in combat; additionally, a noticeable increase in the suicide rate of law enforcement and other first responders has been reported in some areas. Why is this? Could it be because the trauma and tragedy these men and women endure daily cause them to question the worth of living in a society that pours adulation on athletes, but ignores (at best) or vilifies those who make this sacrifice?