this is why our country is f-uped. when you have an athlete that carries a football, making millions of dollars for a job that they would play for a few million dollars, is jacked up. good for peterson of the minnesota vikings to be lucky enough to sign that big of a contract for a stupid owner willing to pay that much for a player. what, in another 5 years from now, the next best running back is worth $150 - 200 million dollars. 10 years from now, a billion dollars. the owners could get together and pay these guys for 2 million max and these guys would still play because what job pays 2 million dollars a year for playing 16 games?? in this economy, for someone to get that much when you have teachers that are unemployed, schools closing, counties are going bankrupt, is a real kick in the face for the average American. our priories as a country is messed up when football comes first above everything else. you can talk about free market and entertainment all you want but it's just a bizarre world we live in when someone carrying a football gets $100 million when there are many Americans who if not are sacrificing their devotion to this country in their job, this country would fall apart without them. entertainment is ruining this country by focusing on what's really not important and not focusing on what is, and that's education, working, and providing a stable family foundation.