RE: The Brutal Reality of Professional Sports
There is a guy I went to high school with that has a superbowl ring and was a hero of the small town we both hail from for attaining such an elite status. however, he tried to hang with the big dogs and overspent like crazy and ended up losing everything including his position with the Ravens when he started having nagging injuries. The last I saw him he was back in our hometown as a manager of an oil change shop and while he seemed happy enough, I am sure it took a lot of mental power to go through such a change of fortune.
I don't tell this to his face but it is very clear to anyone who looks at it. He made more money in those 5 years than most people ever make in their entire life combined, and he blew it all by being an idiot and presuming that the money was going to keep flowing in, which it did not.