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Why do athletes get paid so much
george safrianon 20 December 2012
Transcript of Why do athletes get paid so much
a reasonable amount for the
time and effort they put in? should athletes get paid more then doctors? Does entertainment play a role in athletes incomes? Tentative Thesis Athletes get paid way too much for effort they put in compared to educated people. Magazine/Newspaper
While all of this is happening in front of our eyes, we are simultaneously watching professional athletes get paid millions of dollars to play sports and entertain us. Is it just me, or is something seriously wrong with this picture?According to the Sports Illustrated list of the 50 top-earning American athletes the average earning of this year’s 50 is $24.3 million. I am aware that professional athletes are talented and are the best at their respective sports, but how can they justify getting paid millions of dollars? Specialized Magazine Do Athletes Deserve Millions?
Sarah Rodriguez September 12, 2011, 1:28 PM Scholarly Journal Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money? BY MIHIR BHAGAT (SENIOR ANALYST) ON MARCH 21, 2010 Wouldn't it be great to make nearly $111 million a year simply to play a game? Tiger Woods, along with many other professional athletes, certainly think so. But do these athletes really deserve all that money? In my mind, absolutely not. Professional athletes are making too much money in a society where salaries and wages are traditionally based on the value of one's work. In today's society, one should be paid according to the job’s economic importance and their value to society. http://www.westerngazette.ca/2011/09/23/are-athletes-paid-too-much/ Are athletes paid too much?
Editorial Board September 23, 2011
Amber Garratt There are people starving in Africa, thousands of people living in homeless shelters across Canada, devastating environmental disasters across the world—all of which could be solved, at least in part, with money. http://www.sikids.com/kid-reporter-blogs/2011/09/12/do-athletes-deserve-millions As the United States goes through a recession, many professional athletes are still being paid gigantic contracts. Do they really deserve these outrageous paychecks? The simple answer is NO, however there are a few positives involved with giving out this amount of money.
Life is hard for so many ordinary Americans. As they are struggling financially, people are expected to ask: Why do athletes continue to receive higher and higher salaries? I believe, like many, it is crazy to pay a single person $100 million (in Michael Vick’s case) within a span of a few years. In 2011 alone, Alex Rodriguez is projected to make a whopping $32 million!
With this type of money comes a large amount of responsibility, and many athletes today have failed to invest their money wisely. Countless professional athletes have wasted the gifts they have been given. According to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, numerous athletes have had to file for bankruptcy due to poor choices with their money.