Have sports became more about making money than playing well?
The essence of sport is base
True, sports have has an increase on the profits and sponsorship but that ios part of the normal evolution of any activity and it's not alarming, However, we think that those few athletes that gain those huge profits are those athletes that before that have had great sporting results. Those arthletes that have huge contracts have been those with great results during the last decade (such as Tiger Woods or Michael Schucmacher). To think profit comes before results is false.
What's been said is partially true but some points have not been considered. For example, English footballers get paid so much and then they perform appalling in the World Cup; the biggest stage of football. In contrast, one of the best English player's wages summed up to the entire Germany squad's wages. This epitomises my point that football has become more about the money than playing well!!
Furthermore, the English squad automatically become cocky and think they are too good because they have got money. If the English team got paid like the Germany squad did, I know that they would have got further than they did. The justification of this is if you have lower wages, you work harder when you play football. With lower wages, different factors come into consideration. Paying the mortgage! Paying bills! Providing for your family! Buying luxurious items! Increasing your standard of living! Respecting your manager so he pays you more.
Overall, sports in general haven't become more about making money than playing well. However, football definitely is more about making money than playing to your ability!
Watch this so-called professional the moment he loses the ball he will fall over and look for a free kick. Please let me be the guy that will give him the kick. I can not recall the time when George Best fell over and looked for a free kick. He was up before the other bloke had EVEN realized that he had fallen over.
Many young people who want to get into professional sports, especially the big ones such as football or baseball, really want the recognition and the money that they will get from such a career. They may love the game, but as with those in the performing arts, many of them would rather be celebrities than skilled professionals.
No a true sports man Is intrusted in playing a sport & more than that Intrusted in enjoying the game it is not necessary that every sports man is intrusted in money making many are also intrusted in name & Fame also !! The sport persons who are intrusted more in money never can excel !!
Sports before commercialization has been always been competitive and one CANNOT argue that due to commercialization sports personality are interested in making money. If you are good enough you will be spotted. If you are good enough then only people will be interested in you .
That is why it is not good to blame sportsperson that they are running behind money .