Some perspective on what's sporting

Sal Alosi, Tashard Choice, Mariano Rivera and the gap between players and fans

Updated: December 16, 2010, 2:00 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Wouldn't it be great if everyone in the NFL cared as much as Sal Alosi? Judging by what is being said and written, the league has reached a crisis point: Players aren't showing the proper respect -- or interest -- in their chosen careers. They're getting autographs from opponents and falling backward into the end zone and laughing on the sideline in the late stages of an embarrassing loss.

Maybe Alosi, the Jets' temporarily ex-conditioning coach, was just trying to tilt the ...

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