Re: saltys hair.
posted at 4/25/2013 1:15 PM EDT
When pro athletes started to get paid millions , they all started to see themselves as rock stars.
Go back and look at a team picture of the 1967 Red Sox, every player is clean shaven and has short hair. It gave a look of professionalism to sports figures.Late 60s NFL : Johnny Unitas was all business with his military style crew cut....the flamboyant Joe Namath had the long sideburns and longer hair, along with the playboy lifestyle. The Jets won and this was the dawn of the millionaire pro athlete.
They are all celebrities, millionaires and they do what the hell they want, they don't care to look or act professional anymore. THEY DON'T CARE THAT THEY ARE ROLE MODELS FOR THE YOUNG. All they care about is money , fame and image.
For Rock stars it has been part of the image for a long time. Athletes are not Rock stars, they were once held to a higher standard. But they don't care. When you can burn a hundred thousand bucks in one evening and not feel any loss, why care?
Personally, I would like to see the whole of pro sports go back to promoting a sense of professionalism. People who work in business offices can't get away with looking like homeless bums, but Ozzie Osbourne did.
It really doesn't mean anything, but the image you project speaks volumes.
Would you be more likely to buy insurance from a guy who looks like George Clooney or a guy who looks like Keith Richards?