The average American only makes $41,673.83 annually according to the social security online national wage index, but it is said that the average NBA player makes a stunning $4,790,000 per year. It seems crazy that the average NBA player makes more in a week than the average American does in a year, but yet they are still arguing with team owners over slight pay cuts. The NBA lockout has been all over the news for months, and it seems extremely silly that millionaires are arguing with billionaires over how to divvy up four billion dollars. Due to this topics extreme publicity and silliness; many fans have felt a sense of exigency, in a rhetoric sense, and have decided to speak out on the issue. David Heeb, a high school teacher and basketball
Babe Ruth was paid an astounding $80,000 per year in the late 1920's, but most players made a tiny fraction of that amount. The average in 1920 was $5000. Most professional baseball players of that era had an off-season job, like selling cars or insurance, and it wasn't unusual that they made as much or more income from these occupations. In professional football, the earliest teams were being run on a comparative shoestring budget, with players paid as little as $100 to $300 a game. Players were often traded or sold to other teams for a similar sum.
Competitive sports: the most universal activity throughout the world, and possibly the universe. All sports have their loyal fans, who stick with them through the good seasons and the bad, the trophy-raising dominating seasons and the worst in the division seasons. However, obviously not every team can win their leagues championship every year, and mostly many teams go years upon years without winning some hardware. Years ago, teams with the best records that won championships typically generated the most income and revenue and would draft and buy the best players, therefore creating dynasties and would give other teams no chance of winning. In the recent years professional sports leagues have fixed this problem by creating what is known as
National football league is a very high price market and it product is valuable beyond means. Economically the national football league gross nearly 9 billion dollars in total revenues last year. So this summer the (NFL) officials decided to strike because they felt weren't being paid enough compared to what the league was grossing yearly. A source stated from a union official that it would cost the N.F.L just 3.2 million annually, if the league met all of the demands a fraction of the 9 billion (New York Times). The referees had not been trained properly and were thrower in to the pot.
With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace. This country is well over dry on money, yet, we can spend millions on each of these cast members who do nothing but party and be belligerent drunks. According to TMZ.com the Jersey Shore cast is getting paid $100,000 an episode and there is 13 episodes in a season, don’t forget to include their appearances, advertisement, exedra. America claims to be out of money and needs help yet we are supplying millions of dollars to people who don’t deserve
I love the thrill of ever game, every week, every season making an impact and actually having meaning and purpose. Utah, Boise State, and all of you other mid major conferences quit whining and man up. The way you do that is strengthen your schedule and stop playing an unimportant season. I have always loved the Cinderella story, but not to the point of jeopardizing the character of the college football nation. Until there is a playoff structure, the anticipation of the top 25 every year will keep me running wild with emotions of anger and thrills.
The fact is, almost every American watches some sort of professional sport, and most on a regular basis. What is it that makes the sports of this level so popular amongst people? It’s just that, the level. The level of play is top notch, the cream of the crop, the best of the best. Whether you’re watching LeBron James leaping over a defender on his way to the rim, or Tiger Woods recording an eagle on the longest hole of the tour, it’s easy to say that pro athletes are the epitome of amazing (sports wise that is).
National Debt At one point our national debt was only 34,000 dollars that was way back in 1834, today in December of 2012 our debt has gone up to about 59 trillion dollars. Many people don’t even know anything about our debt situation. It’s never fully explained on how we got so far in the red zone, it’s always hidden away like a dark secret of our government. Truthfully there are many explanations for our nation’s debt crisis. The U.S. government has stolen trillions of dollars from future generations of Americans, and we continue to add well over a hundred million dollars to that total every single day.
It is really hard to fully grasp the idea that our government is doing the best for us and to stay calm while our country falters at the seams day by day. The increase on the everyday cost of living in the United States, has gone up in the past ten years from an annual household living on thirty thousand dollars a year was considered in the top percent to now you must make at least fifty thousand dollars a year to be considered living comfortably ( Jonus, 2011). It is going to be hard to live in this country when you have to live in these conditions based on out government saying that they are trying to pull this country out of debt when in actual reality we are the ones pulling this country out of
Many Americans found themselves very uphappy with the recent tax increases in 2013. They received their first check only to find it slightly lower then checks from the year before. There was a large outcry from the working class across America admonishing the current administration for further taxing the working middle class American public. The current administration estimates that universal healthcare will cost the United States over a trillion dollars over the next ten years. Many have safely assumed that this number could double, increasing a deficit on an already financially unstable government.