Sport: A Dearth of Hunger

"The players say they want to be treated like ordinary people. But they're not ordinary people. How can you compare a $100,000-a-year football player with an $8,000-a-year wage earner?"

When Miami Dolphins Center Jim Langer said that in July, the National Football League Players Association strike was barely a week old. In the end, Langer was right. Strike leaders had predicted that players would stay out indefinitely, that the owners would eventually cave in. Langer was one of the few veterans to cross the picket line then, but in the weeks that followed, dozens of veterans reported to training camp.

Some merely...

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