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  • Yes they are

    Athletes are extremely overpaid in the US. There is no reason that an entertainer, be they athlete, singer, or movie star, should make more than the people who are fighting and dying for our country. They also shouldn't make more than the men and women who serve our communities as police, firefighters or paramedics. I do believe that they should make enough money to live on, as being a full time athlete leaves no time for a job, but it's disgraceful that one quarterback in the NFL may make more in a single season that what a rural city pays their entire police department in a year.

  • Yes, do they really need that much money?

    If a pro baseball player gets paid 13 million dollars a year, does he really need that much money? Certainly, much, much more of that 13 million could be used for something else, more valuable and useful than just one baseball player. Also, if that player has been playing for, let's say, 5 years, that adds up to 35 million. That money could be funding schools, wildlife reservations, our troops, but no, it's spent all on professional entertainers! Yes, their job is a big demand, and yes, they are entertainers, but they honest-to-god don't need that much money. They don't need fancy things, or a big house, or expensive clothes, and neither do their family. This money that we are carelessly wasting on these people could be used for much more useful cause.

  • They deserve to get paid.

    Many athletes often eave their families in order to succeed in the sport they are playing. Most players have a fan base and that's where people don't understand how important it is to have sports..It gives children and adults happiness and something to look forward to. Most people do not care how much they get paid or how they paid, people look up to them and want to be them. Athletes are paid because people watch him/her play the sport.

  • They deserve to get paid.

    Many athletes often eave their families in order to succeed in the sport they are playing. Most players have a fan base and that's where people don't understand how important it is to have sports..It gives children and adults happiness and something to look forward to. Most people do not care how much they get paid or how they paid, people look up to them and want to be them. Athletes are paid because people watch him/her play the sport.

  • We waste our country's money on paying athletes.

    I mean, I love sports as much as anyone, but I still think that athletes are being bribed almost with all the money they are paid. If anything, we should pay our soldiers more. They defend our country 24/7 while athletes only entertain us for about an hour or two each day.

  • They are ridiculously overpaid

    They do nothing for society, entertainment that they provide is nothing but an escape from reality that is not needed and can easily be replaced by another entertainment venue? Can this world survive without basketball or football or baseball? Yes it can. Can this world survive without doctors, teachers, police, firefighters? Not so much.

  • Athletes Are Overpaid

    My father is a logger, and works twice as hard then the average athlete, and he doesn't even get a eighth of what the average athlete does, I feel likes that it is just unfair. I believe that athletes get over payed, there are lots of people in the world who are working really hard, just to get food on the table for their family. While you have famous basketball players going out to a fancy restaurant every night for dinner. You have little kids starving, and trying to help out their parents some little boys have to take on the dad role, because their father died or ran away, and famous athletes just going out to eat, and not even working hard! It's crazy things like this that make the world one of the thoughtless places.

  • They are barely doing anything.

    While yes some athletes are well known and have tons of fans what about those bench warmers who are still getting paid millions on dollars. Those funds could go to the fire fighter risking his/her life or to that teacher empowering your kids with the knowledge they need not to some bench warmer who no one know.

  • High athlete salaries are a load of crap.

    Athletes are good at just one thing; but do they deserve to be paid a seven-figure salary a year? No. They need not worry about their expenses, unlike those who are barely making a two-figure salary and work harder and longer. The money that they get could easily go to a better cause.

  • Yes they are.

    They should play for the love of the sport not for the money, and all their expenses are paid for. If their reason for playing is for money they should be banned.The average person makes $50,000. The average NHL player make $800,000 in their rookie year alone. It's ridiculous and should be stopped.

  • No because they are heroes for children.

    A professorial athlete represents much more then just someone who hits a ball with a stick, or runs up and down a field. These athletes are idols, role models for impoverished and upper-class children alike. They provide motivation for children that would otherwise not have it, and with an athlete these children are given the chance to take a step into the world and make a name for themselves.

  • No. I don't think athletes are overpaid. It is a demanding position.

    While they do get paid much larger sums of money than the average person, this is just the way sports economics is currently setup. Ultimately, it is the paying fans supplying the money for these athletes' pay checks; and whether they may realize it or not, they make demands upon franchise owner to pick the players most likely to win. At the end of the day, though, I do hope that all players follow the philosophy of the fictional Roy Hobbs: "I play to win."

  • Supply And Demand

    Athletes are not overpaid. Not even close in my opinion. They put their bodies on the line to entertain people, so I think the pay is justified. Many forget that athletes are entertainers and if there is a demands for their particular sport, then of course they should be compensated a lot.

  • No, most are not.

    It is really only the big stars of the major sports who are overpaid and who get big endorsement deals and huge multi-year contracts. Average players in baseball and football make a good salary for the talent they have and the work they put in. Consider how grueling a 162-game MLB season can be for a player. And in the case of less prestigious sports like volleyball or rowing or lacrosse, most athletes barely make any money if they do at all.

  • It doesn't matter what they are paid

    It doesn't matter, They can be paid trillions a year and it not matter, Firefighters can be paid 1 cent and it not matter. They are paid because we pay to watch them and private companies use them to advertise their products. Firefighters and others in similar fields are paid close to 150k a year anyway, And if we had a giant coca cola sign on the side of the fire truck, The firefighters would be paid more, Government jobs will never have more money than large corporate giants, Which is why to get paid more to do any job, Advertising money helps.

  • They are paid just fine

    I don't think they get overpaid because it basically comes with being famous, When you're an athlete and you're GOOD at it, You get fans, You become people's idols, You become famous. Saying that an athlete is overpaid is like saying any other famous person is overpaid. Even though their jobs are different they're still doing what they love just getting paid better than an average job.

  • They are not

    THey are not overpaid because they work hard and do a lot to entertain and do the best they can. If they were paid less then they wouldnt work as hard and they would be less entertaining to watch. This would make sports die and no longer fun to watch.

  • They are not

    THey are not overpaid because they work hard and do a lot to entertain and do the best they can. If they were paid less then they wouldnt work as hard and they would be less entertaining to watch. This would make sports die and no longer fun to watch.

  • No, They aren't overpaid

    I don't think they get overpaid because it basically comes with being famous, When you're an athlete and you're GOOD at it, You get fans, You become people's idols, You become famous. Saying that an athlete is overpaid is like saying any other famous person is overpaid. Even though their jobs are different they're still doing what they love just getting paid better than an average job.

  • Athletes are not over paid.

    Athletes are not overpaid due to several reasons. One reason the MLB and the teams that fall under that association are a PRIVATE business and they can pay them however they see fit. In some arguments I see that people think you should do it for the love of the sport yes that is true but it is a job run by a private organization so they will get paid whatever the MLB thinks they should get paid. Say you train your whole childhood and young adult life at what your good at and what you love then some pays you an amount you could live off the rest of your life on. But because some has an opinion like every other human being on Earth. Those people deny your hard work and your passion and say you do not deserve YOUR money because you play a sport. Not a logical argument.


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Ad1981am says2018-03-18T22:32:09.187
Yes , athletes are way overpaid , their not even that good, ive seen lots of them in basketball , couldnt hit a 3 or a easy shot to save their life , ..... Same with other sports they make alot of bonehead plays .... Why do these athletes get his much money for playing a game their having fun at , while the rest of the world is slaving their ass at a deadead job trying to keep up with their bills and put food on the table ? , the world is becoming a big joke with so many brain washed people
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