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Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:20:24 AM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:45:34 AM »
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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 09:48:05 AM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

They’re actually underpaid relative to their value to the industry they’re in.  I mean, salary caps do exist.

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 10:17:42 AM »
Really.... Ok.. 
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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 11:37:51 AM »
Yup. They make too much money.
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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 11:42:18 AM »
Really.... Ok.. 
 I guess I'm :dedhorse:

Yes, they are underpaid. By a whole lot.

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 12:41:23 PM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

They’re actually underpaid relative to their value to the industry they’re in.  I mean, salary caps do exist.

I agree, they are generating the money so why shouldn't they get paid for the money they generate?  :shrug: Who should the money they generate go to?

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 01:22:50 PM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

Speaking as a teacher, HELL YES they make too much money. I know I chose my profession, but I was not athletically blessed to do some of the things these guys are doing on the football field, baseball field, basketball court, etc. But I do feel that my job and career is just as important as these athletes feel for theirs. And I think we teachers should be fairly compensated financially as well!
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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 04:29:06 PM »
So, nothing in the conversation about the billions the owners make if they're paying the athletes this kind of money? Do sports franchise owners make too much money?? Do endorsers who endorse athletes make too much money??

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 04:44:31 PM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

Speaking as a teacher, HELL YES they make too much money. I know I chose my profession, but I was not athletically blessed to do some of the things these guys are doing on the football field, baseball field, basketball court, etc. But I do feel that my job and career is just as important as these athletes feel for theirs. And I think we teachers should be fairly compensated financially as well!
The school system don't make billions like pro sports do.

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 08:32:30 PM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

Speaking as a teacher, HELL YES they make too much money. I know I chose my profession, but I was not athletically blessed to do some of the things these guys are doing on the football field, baseball field, basketball court, etc. But I do feel that my job and career is just as important as these athletes feel for theirs. And I think we teachers should be fairly compensated financially as well!

I’m in education as well. Educators should make more money but that is ultimately up to the taxpayers.

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 10:45:59 AM »
So, nothing in the conversation about the billions the owners make if they're paying the athletes this kind of money? Do sports franchise owners make too much money?? Do endorsers who endorse athletes make too much money??

Again, I ask?

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 10:52:42 AM »
SoFlo....we are thinking along the same lines. Very few question the salaries of CEO’s and corporate types. These owners are freaking raking in the cash and fly waynunder the proverbial public perception radar screen of scrutiny.

Good old John Q Public will build these billionaires new stadiums to further enhance the owners wealth but will quickly question how that same owner is paying their star athlete pennies on that same dollar they just spent at that stadium. But it’s the players fault.....

Mike Brown is the biggest thief of all time. If there was ever a revolt, the Bungle fanbase should lead it....


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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 01:07:29 PM »
Exactly, 87. They will attack the players all day, but give the owners who are raking in billions a pass. And completely missing the fact that owners are not going to price themselves to a point where they lose money. That ain't the way the game (pun intended) works. They operate on the premise that if I pay you $10, I'm going to make a $100. :nod:

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Re: Age of the megadeal: Do athletes make too much money?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2019, 07:24:59 PM »
I have always felt this way for a long time about professional athletes.  Does it really take them making this much money "to play sports"?  Its halfway a privilege to play sports.  Why the pay?  And then we wonder why we are facing a Recession in 2020? I mean thousands of professional athletes making this amount of money "playing sports"...



https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2019/0513/Age-of-the-megadeal-Do-athletes-make-too-much-money

Speaking as a teacher, HELL YES they make too much money. I know I chose my profession, but I was not athletically blessed to do some of the things these guys are doing on the football field, baseball field, basketball court, etc. But I do feel that my job and career is just as important as these athletes feel for theirs. And I think we teachers should be fairly compensated financially as well!

Everyone would say that teaching is a more valuable career to society than athletics. But the difference is -- which might not be fair -- is that these athletes only have a really short window to cash in their talent and ability. The average pro career is less than 8 years. In the NFL, it's 4 years. You have a longer window to make as much money as possible in your career than a pro athlete will ever.

 

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