Like I said its all for our entertainment and if the 300 million of Americas didn’t love professional sports so much the industry wouldn’t be thriving like it is we are the ones that pay it watch it and to have a part in it. Professional sports is a great industry and maybe some day I will be able to make it there and be apart of the action. If you’re the sports kind of person then you’d have to agree that professional athletes if not most aren’t over paid. To be completely honest I do sometimes think that there are some athletes that are over paid. The counter to that is the amount that celebrities and movie stars get paid millions.
Steroids makes the player much stronger, and faster which makes the sport interesting. Not in just one sport, but all major sports in America and even the Olympics. For The Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire homerun race. Both openly used steroids, and the two had the greatest homerun dual in the mid 1990’s, which brought in more than eight million dollars in endorsement, air time, and ticket sales. During that time baseball pocketed close to one billion dollars more profit than the years prior.
Sara Gannon Professor Levy English 101 - WB 18 April 2014 History of America’s baseball team, the New York Yankees The New York Yankees are hands down the most successful baseball team to date. They are a great team by the factoring in winning 27 World Series games, and having undoubtedly the best players to ever play in the league and wear their famous pinstripe uniforms. From handling different ownerships through-out the years, and being the headline of the newspaper, they sure can manage everything that is thrown at them. The team has even had over 40 of their own players be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (“Yankees Hall of Famers”). The baseball team that everybody all knows and loves today was first brought to life in
On the all-time hit list he is listed 45 with 3,141 hits. He has had 4 batting titles, 4 seasons in a row he reached the 200 hit mark. He was a 15 time All-Star, 5 time silver slugger, 5 time Gold Glover, and a 12 time MVP award winner. Tony Gwynn was one of the all-time greatest ball players America has ever seen and probably ever see. Early Life Anthony Keith Gwynn was born on May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
"Charlie Hustle" Pete Rose changed the game of baseball and was one of the greatest players of all time to play the sport. He had a staggering 4,256 hits in only 3,562 games. To go along with all these hits, he had a career .303 batting average. There was no doubt that he loved to play the game and win. One example of this is that Rose, in an all-star game which meant virtually nothing at the time, collided into the opposing catcher at home plate in order to have a better chance of being safe.
In 1997, in Major League Baseball, the average salary was $1.4 per year, though that is only the average. Barry Bonds, one of the highest paid in the league, earned $11.5 in a two year contract made in 1998. Once again, the President of the United States makes $200,000 a year….not $5.75 million. Professional athletes create an entire market of
There are approximately 78,456,456 NBA fans around the world. The NFL is the most attended sports league in the world by average attendance per game (16 a season), with 67,394 fans per game in 2011–12. The NBA and NFL have many similarities and differences. The first similarity is that both sports are the top two most popular sports around the world. They both live up to they’re hypes because there are a handful of top athletes in each sports.
Now we drive these same ideals but with a huge salary in sports. The salaries of the super stars are astronomical when compared to other athlete’s years before. For example the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles Michele Vick has signed three separate hundred million dollar contracts over his career. Baseball, football, and basketball players in the U.S. rack up enormous amount of money each season, essentially they are paid for their physical attributions and they become some of the wealthiest people in society because of that. This is all based on their physical characteristics, which can be easily elevated with the introduction of growth hormones.
Without any actors, athletes, or musicians the world would be a boring place because America is driven by entertainment. So there for, human capital value pays athletes. Undoubtedly, professional athletes deserve their money, but that doesn’t mean other professions do not deserve to be paid just as much. Athletes earn their money in different ways. Teachers, doctors, cops, and other beneficial careers get paid from our tax dollars; whereas our sports players get a small portion of our taxes and to top it off money from spendy fans.
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).