In most professional sports, they play in games for only a few months and then have a few months off. They do practice every day, but is that worth millions of dollars? Most athletes are getting paid ridiculous amounts for short term contracts; for example Odell Beckham Jr is getting paid 25 million dollars a year for five years, and most people are not going to even get close to 2 million dollars in their lifetime. One of the main reasons that ticket prices are so high is that the fans have to pay for the “all star” salaries. I think that the pro leagues should just start to pay their players normal salaries or at least
I don't understand how football players get paid more . It’s just ridiculous. The average private (the lowest rank in the army) according to halftangible.wordpress.com U.S. army gets payed $18,194.That is a lot but not no where near the amount a football player makes.That's not even close to what a football player makes.It might seem like a lot, but let's see the average pay for a football player in the NFL. Itis $405,000.My honest opinon is that how come a football player gets paid more than soldiers if all a football player does is just play for the love of the game while we got soldiers and family memebers out there with there lives on stakes. To me thats a true player.Even if the player doesn't play, he gets that amount of money.Soldiers work all the time, but they don't get paid that much.
Athletes are paid more than very important jobs such as surgeons, teachers, and even the president! Athletes don’t even do very important things, they merely entertain fans in an arena. Do they save lives, educate our future, or run our country? No, they don’t. Finally, an athlete's salary is more than an average American household makes in a whole decade.
College sports are called amateurs, but the schools and the NCAA make millions of dollars a year off the performance of its players. Athletic coaches are allowed to make millions of dollars off the success of their programs. Some coaches make more money than their state representatives all the will their players are only guaranteed a scholarship they can revoked at any time for a various of reason’s. Business across the nation would like to be doing what the NCAA and universities are doing with their student athletes. Nowhere else in America are you going to find that a multi-million-dollar business that gets revenue off its employees that have signed contracts but not pay them.
Abigail replied: Yes. Should we pay more taxes for people in the military? Elisa replied: yes, celebrities already got too much money, why would they need more. It sucks that they get paid so lowly even though they risk their lives to protect their country. How much money do you think celebrities and people in the military should get paid?
This means that there has been five times where the electoral college has elected someone that the majority of people didn’t want, in some cases, they have won by staggering amounts, like the 1888 election where Harrison lost the popular vote by about 100 thousand votes but won the electoral college by 65. That shouldn’t happen if America is truly about democracy. Also, America has been around for about 240 years by now. Since there have been five times when the president lost the popular vote, that averages to one every 48 years. It isn’t actually that frequent, about once a modern lifetime, but seems to have gotten more frequent the closer we get to now.
The military has a right to receive more pay than professional athletes because the people in the military risk their lives, they spend a majority of their time away from home, and military personnel do not have the living luxuries that professional athletes seem to have. According to Senator John McCain, people in the military receive barely enough money to maintain a normal or middle class life. Military personnel often volunteer to do a job in which their superiors ask them to risk their lives, whereas professional athletes volunteer to play their favorite game in front of thousands of fans to show off their abilities. Granted, entertainment acts as a necessity in today’s world, but it does not have the importance as some other jobs do. These
Are footballers paid too much money? Over the years many footballers are seemed to have been overpaid especially the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo who is set to sign a £580,000 contract with Real Madrid. Many people don’t think footballers should be paid this much because other jobs such as a soldier are paid a lot less. I understand that soldiers are not paid as much money as footballers but why does this mean footballers are overpaid? The footballer is not in fault for being paid this amount of money so why shouldn’t they be allowed to have it.
Enough about why college football athletes should not get paid. We dive into why they should get paid. The number one reason why college football athletes should get paid is that being paid, would be an increase to the source of funds for these players across the board. For example “After academic responsibilities, most college athletes spend their time practicing, which leaves little room for finding other means of making money to compensate for food, board, books and other expenses not covered by their scholarship grants. While other students are working part time, college athletes are working hard in court, in the field or in the rink, without earning even a single dollar.
This was unheard of in the 1950's as the work force easily was bigger than those receiving benefits. People are far more lazy today and expect everything to be handed to them. But in the 1950's you had to work if you wanted to eat. People on government assistance actually needed it. This is another problem that has arisen in our
Unpaid Labor: Paying College Athletes College athletics is profitable. millions of dollars of revenue are generated by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), a non-profit organization that control’s college athletics. Where does this money go? Certainly not the workers. “The irony is that, while sports events generate millions for each school, the workers are not paid” (Eitzen).
Athletes bring new meaning to “living the dream”. I agree with Jesse Edelman that athletes are overpaid. Athletes make more than many Americans who will work a full-time job until they are about 70-years old. An average American family income is $54,000, while last year LeBron James made $71 million last year. People who risk their lives do not make near as much as an athlete does in one day.
It has cost us, taxpayers, billions of dollars out of your pockets; this is leaving only 1% of US citizens own almost the wealth of America. Our own government has given contracts to corporations in the Military complex. Corporations make billions of dollars while paying foreign workers a low amount close to nothing. Corporate power has become out of control. Their power to change laws and regulations has given them access like it never had before.
Do pro athletes get paid too much Are pro athletes get paid over the top. ‘’They make over 10 times the amount of an average person’’(Stein dan). ‘’People work harder than most athletes juggling jobs, children, and lower wages , and stress that comes with it all’’. ( Jamel e.m. cummins)’’People that go out and fight for this country get paid way less then these athletes’’ (Elizabeth). On the other side these athletes dedicated their whole lives to their dream , and deserve making a pretty high payroll.
Do you think Pro Athletes are getting paid too much to just play a game, or do you think they are getting paid just enough? Surgeons are making under half of what pro athletes are making and one of the poorest places in the world are orphanages, so do you think that pro athletes should be paid over millions of dollars a year? I think that they should be paid a little less than what they are getting now. Orphanages are one of the most poorest places in the world. While Pro athletes are making loads of money are spending it all on cars and big houses, they could be donating it to people who need it.