chart.png ESSAY Overpaid Pro Athletes Pro Athletes over the world are paid millions of dollars to play a sport, while people like firemen or police are risking their lives every day are paid not even close to these athletes. These Athletes make millions for just playing a game, teachers are working 7 days a week, grading papers and teaching kids new subjects while athletes make millions of dollars for a game, but this is partially our fault for showing so much interest and paying so much to go to these games. We are a very big reason for pro athletes making so much money. Sports fall into the category of entertainment, which means they’re trying to entertain us, and while entertaining us we’re paying for that entertainment.
When our country is in need of millions of dollars, why not take some from the sports-entertainment business; it seems they have money to burn. Sports athletes are paid outrageous amounts of money to produce the simple entertainment of a game, while the most respected positions in society are robbed of the money that they deserve. Running a country seems to be a lesser duty than kicking a field goal, but if the public wants it, you can watch it. The supply and demand factor will continue as long as the demand is there; but when will our society put an end to this
In the third in a series of columns about financial pitfalls that dog certain groups, Ron Lieber used the troubles of professional athletes as examples of what not to do if you suddenly come into a lot of money. Here is a sampling of reaction to the column. COMMENTSMy income ballooned instantly upon a huge promotion last year, vaulting my salary from the top third to the top 10 percent. We handled (and still handle) this by immediately lopping off all of the extra income beyond what I had earned prior to the promotion, and have rolled this into
And how many times has a athlete used the “ I didn’t know it was steroids”. All of these excuses are unjustly accounted as truth when in reality athletes are continuously using performance-enhancing drugs to become the star then lie and say its all-natural ability. This is morally wrong and yet these men make hundreds of millions of Dollars. It seems every season that the NFL, MLB, or NHL is having a lockout due to some salary concern. This becomes irritating to fans and players, today sports have become so heavily money orientated that we are losing the sprit of competition and the admiration of these professional athletes.
Briana Curd Period 7 1/14/11 Ever thought that professional athletes salaries were a little to high ? Most people have always thought that long before this century, there has been a number of books and articles written on just on the salary of a professional athlete. Some may think that there is no way someone who just plays a sport should get paid that much. The athletes themselves think what they are getting paid is perfectly fine and that they should be receive that much amount of money because of what they do. The important issue about this whole salary of professional athletes is that they are over paid for just playing a sport for a few months.
Are footballers paid too much? Premiership footballers are amongst the richest people in today’s society. With their hundreds of millions of pounds, and the county in recession, I think that professional footballers are paid too much for they actually do to earn the extraordinary amount of money. The average wage of a footballer is £33868 per week, meaning that they earn, on average, in excess of £1.7 million per year. This is outrageous in comparison to the average wage of an average male earning £30724 per year and the average female earning £23967 (statistics from thisislondon.com).
They have so much money that, in aggregate, they simply cannot spend it all. They are, in effect, forced to save.” This quote shows that his opinions are present and that it’s the peoples fault. They have to choose where and how to spend their money. I don’t believe you can save money if you’re struggling to keep a roof over your children’s head. He states many times that profits/supply & demand are leading causes for what makes too high for lower class people to afford.
However, there is one huge difference between the players in the National Football League (NFL) and the players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Players in the NFL make a lot of money for their performance, while players in the NCAA never see a dime for fueling a multi-billion dollar industry. Players are sent to schools not to advance their education and obtain that increasingly important degree, but to play football. Graduation rates are quite low on many of these teams because the message players take to heart is that if they work hard on the football field, eventually they can make it playing professional ball and become a millionaire. Money drives the desire for so many of the players to play at higher levels.
College football players need to be paid for putting their careers on the line one play at a time. College football is a billion dollar industry with big that is spread throughout the bigger conferences in college football. These conferences include South Eastern (SEC), BIG-12, Atlantic Coastal (ACC), BIG-10, PAC -10, Big East, and Notre Dame. The 68 teams from the major six conferences combined to make up a majority of the $1.1 billion in profit that college football generated in 2010, which was an increase by 11% for those same 68 schools from the year prior. (Isidore).
Everybody knows you're punished for doing something wrong or making a mistake. We're not talking spilled milk here, were talking about people's lives and millions of dollars that is being wasted. Many people and families lost their life savings, millions lost their jobs, and the whole economy crashed because of the actions of these narrow minded people, yet they have not been served justice and still have the large sums of money they got during the economic crash. It's not fair to these people because it's not 100% their faults that they lost their homes. The government tried to bail out the banks, after the bank made a lot of bad loans.