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  • November 21, 2008 at 4:33 am #496022 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    In speech we had a debate on this topic, so I will make it into a poll here:

    Are Professional Athletes paid too much money?

    There were 4 people that said no, and one girl tried to reason and say
    if we did not attend then they would not get paid that much, I agree, but
    besides the point, the question is not asking that, its just asking if they
    get paid too much.

    I used the example of how much the President makes, and then how
    much TO makes for instance, shut them down with that one… :^O

    So what do you guys think?

    November 21, 2008 at 4:39 am #523236 Back to Top REPORT
    merve_01
    merve_01

    Age: 30
    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Location: Indiana
    They are professionals.
    The fact is teams want to be winners. Winners have the best players. There are literally MILLIONS of individuals who would LOVE to play professional sports yet less than 1% of those individuals have the talent, determination to do such. They are no different than top CEOS for a company (many would love the position but simply aren’t qualified to do so). Simple supply and demand raises their values.
    My answer is obvious- especially in NFL I don’t know if they are making enough in some instances.
    Professional sports tear you down physically and many individuals do not enjoy a “quality of life” physically that many Americans can have after their retirement (though they retire at a much later age).
    Risk for permanent physical impairment in my opinion also allows their wages to be higher (and I know the same can be true for other professions- but most of those professions have a much larger qualified pool to choose from).
    November 21, 2008 at 4:45 am #523237 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

    Joined: 3/20/2005
    EVERY athlete in EVERY sport is overpaid and that’s all there is to it. People get $60 million deals out of college and hit the NFL and flop, same goes with all the other sports as well. Yes, they have great determination and great skills, but they don’t deserve what they get paid. They know what they are sacrificing in each game, they know the risks. IF they “truly love the game” like so many of them say then they would play it for $x / hr. and if they didn’t perform well at their job they should get fired, just like anyone on here.

    Teachers mold our children and make $25k a year, the president runs the country and makes $250k a year, yet an illiterate drug dealer makes $50 million a year because he can jump and put a ball through a hoop. Ava can do that now at 11 months, nothing impressive about it at all.

    November 21, 2008 at 4:46 am #523238 Back to Top REPORT
    double-drops
    Double Drops

    Joined: 2/22/2007
    Yes, without a doubt. They are paid millions to perform for 4 hours a week. I know they put in countless hours of practice each week, but the amounts they get paid are ridiculous.
    It’s a shame they can’t split that money up & give it to our troops, teachers, cops, firefighters, etc. [=}=]
    November 21, 2008 at 4:47 am #523239 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005

    They are professionals.
    The fact is teams want to be winners. Winners have the best players. There are literally MILLIONS of individuals who would LOVE to play professional sports yet less than 1% of those individuals have the talent, determination to do such. They are no different than top CEOS for a company (many would love the position but simply aren’t qualified to do so). Simple supply and demand raises their values.
    My answer is obvious- especially in NFL I don’t know if they are making enough in some instances.
    Professional sports tear you down physically and many individuals do not enjoy a “quality of life” physically that many Americans can have after their retirement (though they retire at a much later age).
    Risk for permanent physical impairment in my opinion also allows their wages to be higher (and I know the same can be true for other professions- but most of those professions have a much larger qualified pool to choose from).[/quote:34m48l4l]

    You want to see wear and tear on a person, look at President Bush
    whe he comes out of office; the man looks OLD. The stress is completely
    off the charts, and Presidents age a lot in office.

    I don’t care how demanded a player is, why do they make $80 Million
    dollars to play a sport we all grew up playing in our backyard? There are
    others that have talent too.

    November 21, 2008 at 4:50 am #523240 Back to Top REPORT
    merve_01
    merve_01

    Age: 30
    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Location: Indiana

    EVERY athlete in EVERY sport is overpaid and that’s all there is to it. People get $60 million deals out of college and hit the NFL and flop, same goes with all the other sports as well. Yes, they have great determination and great skills, but they don’t deserve what they get paid. They know what they are sacrificing in each game, they know the risks. IF they “truly love the game” like so many of them say then they would play it for $x / hr. and if they didn’t perform well at their job they should get fired, just like anyone on here.

    Teachers mold our children and make $25k a year, the president runs the country and makes $250k a year, yet an illiterate drug dealer makes $50 million a year because he can jump and put a ball through a hoop. Ava can do that now at 11 months, nothing impressive about it at all.[/quote:2bmdef60]

    There are thousands upon thousands of jobs teaching and even more that are willing to teach or capable of teaching thus they don’t make much. The harder, more technical the job, the less people able or willing to do a job the higher the pay checks. IE lawyers, doctors, accountants, ceos, cfos, etc… many would love to do those jobs few would be able to do it or willing to spend the time to study to do such or move up ladder… professional sports are same way.
    I do agree that their money should not be guaranteed especially rookies as there are too many busts who make millions…

    And I wouldn’t call professional athletes illiterate drug dealers… like calling all white men without hair neo nazis… [-X

    :p

    November 21, 2008 at 4:55 am #523241 Back to Top REPORT
    merve_01
    merve_01

    Age: 30
    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Location: Indiana

    They are professionals.
    The fact is teams want to be winners. Winners have the best players. There are literally MILLIONS of individuals who would LOVE to play professional sports yet less than 1% of those individuals have the talent, determination to do such. They are no different than top CEOS for a company (many would love the position but simply aren’t qualified to do so). Simple supply and demand raises their values.
    My answer is obvious- especially in NFL I don’t know if they are making enough in some instances.
    Professional sports tear you down physically and many individuals do not enjoy a “quality of life” physically that many Americans can have after their retirement (though they retire at a much later age).
    Risk for permanent physical impairment in my opinion also allows their wages to be higher (and I know the same can be true for other professions- but most of those professions have a much larger qualified pool to choose from).[/quote:1lbs5yfy]

    You want to see wear and tear on a person, look at President Bush
    whe he comes out of office; the man looks OLD. The stress is completely
    off the charts, and Presidents age a lot in office.

    I don’t care how demanded a player is, why do they make $80 Million
    dollars to play a sport we all grew up playing in our backyard? There are
    others that have talent too.[/quote:1lbs5yfy]

    Difference between players with “talent” and those with the “top talent”. There are 32 nfl teams. 52 players make the active roster… Meaning there are less than 2000 NFL players in the world. How many BILLIIONS of people would love to play in the NFL? Now select the top 2000 of those…

    As for President of America…
    when was the last one not filthy rich to begin with?
    Bush owned a professional team… he doesn’t need money either.
    They don’t need high salaries to run this country. The taxpayers more than cover their costs… they get their own private jet, yacht, mansion, life security force, armored vehicles, vacations etc.
    those aren’t factored into their “wages”. Obama, Bush, Clinton etc… never had to work another day in their lives.
    They spent MILLIONS and raised MILLIONS to get into the position that they were elected into. I think many politicians want in for wrong reason anyway.
    So why would we want to increase the presidents salary to say $100 million for four years?
    That would just provide another negative condotation that may attract some people who aren’t in it to do best for the country but to make some fame and money while they are at it.

    November 21, 2008 at 4:55 am #523242 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I think that they do make too much, but then with how everything’s going now, if they didn’t get the money, then the owners would…….and that ain’t right either. It all falls back on the fans who buy the tickets, the networks who pay for the games, as well as the fans at home who pay for getting the “special” channels to watch the games at home………But on the otherhand, they’re “career” usually ends after 10 years or so (just an average because I know some go a lot longer, but some last only a year or two……….so THEY think that they deserve what they make…….I think that they went to college (well at least most of them) so they have a major that they can fall back on to survive [=}=] :-B
    November 21, 2008 at 5:02 am #523243 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Yeah, they make too much money. It’s way out of perspective…

    As for the idea that there are many teachers out in the world hence… low pay, what other profession can have as much possible impact on the future generations? Look at it that way, with that type of importance… teachers are way underpayed. My goal as a teacher was simple. I wanted to make sure that I made a difference in at least one student’s life a year. Best part was… I was never quite sure who that student would be. 30 years teaching = 30 lives where I made a difference. Can’t ask for more than that!

    Just my :2cents but… I have a bias on this one! What have you done today?

    ;)

    November 21, 2008 at 5:06 am #523244 Back to Top REPORT
    ptdawg
    ptdawg

    Joined: 7/31/2007
    It comes down to the fact that professional sports generate a lot of money. The athletes are what people pay to see so they should get their fair share of the money that the generate. Yes, the money that some make is outrageous but they have a skill that is in high demand. So no, in relation to how much money is generated by the athletes, I do not think that they make too much money.
    November 21, 2008 at 6:39 am #523245 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    I voted Yes.. If I say My Feelings, I’d Be band from the INTERNET [=}=]
    November 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm #523246 Back to Top REPORT
    andy7yo
    andy7yo

    Joined: 2/18/2005
    Paid way too much.
    November 21, 2008 at 12:41 pm #523247 Back to Top REPORT
    andy7yo
    andy7yo

    Joined: 2/18/2005
    Merve, with all the arguments you are putting up defending them the vote still has zero NO votes. :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O
    November 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm #523248 Back to Top REPORT
    merve_01
    merve_01

    Age: 30
    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Location: Indiana
    Merve, with all the arguments you are putting up defending them the vote still has zero NO votes. :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O

    I don’t vote on the polls just state my opinions.

    But I do vote on the ones that matter [=}=]

    Even though it didn’t make a difference this time :cry: #-o :p

    November 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm #523249 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    I see those guys getting paid 20-100 million to play a sport then I read in the paper yesterday our part time fire and ems guys get paid $13.50-$14.50 an hour [-( Sorry that’s just screwed up! Guys who put their lives on the line to save others get paid a pittance while some egocentric, spoiled (in most cases thugs) person gets paid millions to complain, whine, get arrested while playing a sport we’d play for virtually nothing.
    How are you living your Dash?
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