Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/30/13
In the last couple of weeks we’ve learned that both Alex Morgan and Johnny Manziel are privileged children of the elite. It doesn’t diminish their achievements on the field at all. But it does matter quite a bit in shaping who they are and how we should view them. Whether you’re a trust fund baby or from a low income background isn’t the major factor deciding whether you win or lose the game, but we all know it’s a dominating factor in where you end up in life. In many ways, America actually has less social mobility today than Great Britain. And just like Johnny Manziel is fourth generation Texas oil money. Alex Morgan had a pretty sweet and very hard to get luxury ride handed to her before she even graduated high school. According to a recent story in Sports Illustrated, Alex Morgan was handed the keys to a brand new silver Lexus IS 350 in high school by her parents. Apparently she “earned it” by doing well in school, and exceeding in extra-curriculars. So Alex Morgan was essenti...
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