Though don’t you think these athletes are maybe getting paid a tad too much? Let’s start with someone I’m sure you all know about, Babe Ruth all time baseball player, unarguably one of the best. In 1930 The Great Depression overcame America, probably the biggest tragedy in American history. However there were a lot of people who thought it wasn’t all that bad because Babe was paid eighty thousand dollars in 1930 just to hit home runs. When Babe was asked about making thousand dollars more than the President of the United States that year, he replied, “I had a better year than he did.” This is just one example of the many overpaid athletes around the world.
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
The countless hours over many years takes toll on their bodies is why they should make as much as they. Professional athletes get paid what they deserve. Professional athletes get paid millions every year, which they deserve much for many different reasons. They are subject to numerous injuries every year. The athletes are lucky to make it through a year with out being hurt and having to miss one game, if not more.
When will Congress step in and decide the NCAA does not have an autocratic rule over the funds being generated? A report done by Keith Dunnivant for the article, “Where Athletic Scholarships Fall Short” shows research that SEC Commissioner Michael L. Slive makes more than 500 thousand dollars a year. It seems unfair the major discrepancy in revenue flow, with a student-athlete from a poor background is struggling to cover the more than 2000 dollars not covered by scholarship every year
In this day and age we pay for entertainment. These athletes have a true gift to play very well at the sports we all love. I know that we think that we are paying them too much, but in reality we aren't paying them enough. There are three major sports leagues in the United States: Major League Baseball, National Football League, and National Basketball Association. In a report, it was stated, “Together these three leagues make an astonishing $25.5 billion dollars every year.
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.
It could be the difference of working two jobs seventy hours a week or being rich and famous and retire middle aged in a tropical part of the world. As of the major league players like mark McGwire and Barry Bonds there is no reason why they should take them. These players would have millions of dollars and be celebrities for the rest of their lives (III
The teams have less money for promotions, advertising, and field or court maintenance. Caps help keep player from getting too greedy and wanting more money. Most NBA players today are money hungry and overly-confident in their abilities. If you buy the player for what their worth, and sell them for what they think they’re worth, you would make an extremely heavy profit. If a talented player is on a successful team, they’re going to want to stay on that particular team regardless of a few million dollars.
It was the third-most points scored for a regulation game in NBA history. When the Nuggets first began as one of the original members of the new American Basketball Association, they were worth 35,000 dollars. After a while, two-thirds of the franchise was sold for 170,000 dollars. In 1967, Carl Scheer bought the team for just below one million dollars. After the team joined
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