Have you ever wondered why National Football League players, known as NFL players, make so much money? I think NFL players should continue to earn such high salaries for the reasons that follow; they entertain millions, risk getting life altering injuries, and create loads of revenue. To put the second reason into perspective, getting tackled by a 300 pound defensive lineman is comparable to getting in a car accident at 30 miles per hour without a seat belt on (Wisconsin Trooper Association). That can happen to just one player upwards of 20 times a game.
When people hear about if college athletes should get paid they would say no because they think the athletes would get paid millions of dollars. It is not like that, college athletes would not be paid that high they would only need to be paid so they can live a decent life. They have to balance their lives with school and their sports. College athletes should get paid because The NCCA is billion dollar business and the athletes don’t get any money, athletes spend more hours working for the sport than the average American, it helps athletes manage their money.
Kids are literally just dying to play football. This project is intended to dissect the reason why children playing football can sustain a traumatic brain injury. Youth football can cause traumatic brain injuries. This exposes why football is damaging to kids.
Why college athletes should be paid for the risk of injury in college? The pros and cons of college athletes being paid for their time in college? College athletes should be paid because players get hurt in college and that affects their potential professional career and their income for the rest of their career because of the injury.
The ones that become professional athletes have worked from a young age and put in thousands of hours practicing which goes along with the old saying “Time Is Money”. These players sacrifice their bodies and spend hours in rehab or taking pain medication because of it. That kind of strenuous activity all the time puts strain on your body and athletes pay for that in the future. Athletes also lose most of their privacy due to the media. Athletes have to do countless numbers of interviews to keep the people happy. If an athlete screws up, it goes all over the media and now this player is scrutinized over a situation that many of others have done. The biggest reasons athletes get paid too much is the people that watch the sports. People go to games and pay the high prices for tickets or merchandise to show off their true colors. Even if they watch the game at home they have still bought jerseys or hats or some kind of apparel. Athletes will continue to get overpaid until the people stop overpaying for their own personal
In the true story based movie and the documentary, the dangers of head injuries in football are laid out for the viewer. Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered the brain injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; however, the NFL was in denial about the effects football had on the brain and had on causing CTE. I believe that the NFL’s denial to the accusations were detrimental to many football players and that serious consideration should be taken into the way football is played overall.
The title of Steve Almond’s book, “Against Football: A Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto” speaks to the intent behind the book. I like that Almond comes forth and announces that this book is going to make a case against the game but also admits that he is a fan. The irony of this title along with “reluctant manifesto” sheds light on the type of writer Almond is and how he feels about the message he is about to deliver. He wants his reader to understand that there are ethical problems with the game, and as a fan it is hard for him to be completely honest but difficult or not, he will deliver the truth in it’s entirety.
Statistically showing, at least 100,000 college football players get hurt yearly. College football player’s should get paid to play because these players put themselves at risk for injury, college football is a job, not p.e, and it will help players adjust to college socially and economically. Colleges and the NCAA can make money selling jerseys and other souvenirs that might include the likeness of players, yet the actual players never receive a cent.
Contact sports involve touching, hitting, or banging other children, which is often why children get hurt in these sports. Among teens, concussions and death have happened. While these sports increase the strength of teenagers as they partake in a school activity, the risk of injury and death is great. The health benefits of contact sports do not outweigh the risks of playing them.
Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
The thesis of this article is that professional athletes make way too much money for simply entertaining the public. Men and women in the military, who get paid very little, sacrifice their lives everyday and never know if they will get to see their families again, while professional athletes get paid substantially more to throw a ball in a hoop. Some athletes also take drugs or steroids, which is an awful example to teach our children, which could be the professional athletes of the future. Professional athletes make way too much money for their own good. “In fact, each basket Kobe Bryant scores earns him equivalent to the average classroom teacher’s yearly salary,” according
Young athlete’s main goal to attain is to become a professional athlete. Many want to become a professional athlete due to the money, others for the love of the particular sport that they are interested in. There is a downside in becoming a professional athlete, that many young players are not aware of. This downside is that professional athletes go broke faster than they are drafted into the leagues. Many professional athletes such as NBA and NFL players go broke due to career duration, overspending, family issues, and lack of finance knowledge.
They don't only sacrifice family also time they could be out doing better things but for some athletes they love what they do. It's not only businesses paying the athletes, but we the consumers pay for their salaries by paying for tickets to the game. People buy the shoes and shirts and jerseys named after them. Some of that money should go to the athletes. Athletes are also in ads and commercials for more than just the sport they play. For instance, Shaq is in the new icy hot back pain reliever. Pro athletes also get big businesses to sponsor and commercialize their products. Critics argue that in today's society one should be paid according to the job’s economic importance and their value to society. However many government jobs don't make as much as they deserve. Furthermore critics argue that athletes should not be making more that the President of the United States - the one who leads the free world! It seems morally wrong that athletes would be paid more than people who are firefighters, doctors, and police doing more valuable things than playing a game. In the same breath how much is a touchdown a three pointer or a home run
Young athlete’s main goal to attain is to become a professional athlete. Plenty wants to become a professional athlete due to the money, others for the love of the particular sport that they are interested in. There is a downside in becoming a professional athlete, that many young players are not aware of. This downside is that professional athletes’ go broke faster than they are drafted into the leagues. Many professional players such as NBA and NFL players go broke due to career duration, overspending, family issues, and lack of financial knowledge.
The topic, pro athletes are/are not getting paid too much, is a heated argument between people. Have you ever thought about it? Well, an answer that I’m sure would be agreed with is that national athletes are paid way too much money. Some people might say that they deserve what they get, but there really isn’t any supportive reasons for that. People know that doctors and firefighters save lives, while athletes play a game to make money. Even teachers pay isn’t anywhere near to athletes; they educate the generation’s youth so they can make a difference in the future. So many jobs that are very important don’t get paid as much and that money can go towards better causes. But these are only some of the reasons that pro athletes get paid too much.