Tough times fuel anger toward rich athletes

The bailouts, mortgage crisis, housing crunch, rising prices and overall crummy state of the economy are getting you down, but admit it: You’re bummed out because Andy Pettitte still hasn’t gotten that $16-million contract to pitch for the Yankees next year.

You might be sitting at home, another victim of the massive layoffs, waiting by a phone that never rings with a job offer, but surely you realize you don’t have it tough like Stephon Marbury, who’s wondering who his next employer is, too.
And finally, your 401(k) is more like a 401(KO), with dollars disappearing by the second, but isn’t it time you shed a tear for all the money Plaxico Burress is losing?
Oh, wait. That’s not sympathy coming from you. That’s steam.

newsday.com
12/6/08