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Should professional athletes be paid tens of millions of dollars?

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  • Yes and for an essay

    They should get paid millions of dollars because athletes don't live a normal life once they get paid. They get paid a great amount because there are working towards that not all professional athletes get paid as much as others and the ones who do must deserve it for being a better than average player to be there to sponsor not just there team but other companies to

  • Athletes use the talent they have to preform

    Athletes = singers = actors: no one is questioning why singers get paid so much - same concept - athletes have a fan base, Athletes preform with the talent they have. Therefore they should be paid equal to the publicity and income they bring in, Just like singers and actors.

  • Performance, Performance, and Performance

    These athletes earned it. Their performance is outstanding, so with no doubt they deserve the amount they earn. All the sweat, training, hard work, determination, tears, blood, perseverance that they put in to just getting up to the stage they are at says a lot. In my mind, they absolutely deserve it.

  • Because they are good because of

    Yogurt is very good for them and they have to eat/drink it I don't know what they do but they love it... So yeah yogurt is very well for the health and they love it.Did I say that they love it. Did u know that yogurt is made with milk?

  • They're paid correctly

    The numbers are insane, no question, but they're based on something. Athletes aren't given the contracts they are because it's fun, they're given them based off of the massive amounts of revenue that they're directly responsible for. Some of the contracts don't make sense for the specific players involved, but overall the general wages are what they are for a valid economic reason.

  • Yes they should.

    Pro athletes should be paid tens of millions of dollars. That is because they are bringing in billions of dollars to the owners of the teams. They are the reasons why the fans go out and spend the money so they are the ones who deserve to be compensated for it.

  • Professional athletes should be paid tens of millions of dollars.

    Professional athletes should be paid tens of millions of dollars. They are who we go to watch and the colleges and companies make a whole lot more money for putting the program on. I think they should get paid whatever they can afford because they are the ones that are playing the game.

  • Professional athletes should be paid tens of millions of dollars.

    Professional athletes should be paid a lot of money if they earn that much for their teams. If people are willing to pay enough money to buy tickets to games and to buy merchandise, it is fair that athletes should earn a lot of money. It is simply a matter of supply and demand.

  • Yes, they should.

    Professional athletes are not only entertainers but they are also athletes who train and work hard. They spend their entire career working out, improving, and presenting themselves for the public eye. They deserve a lot of the money they make, and I doubt it is always easy for them to do it.

  • Not Really, Money Could Be Spent For The Better

    I would honestly have to say no. Why? Simply because;
    1) There are people who actually work harder than them and get paid less. Sure, they may be entertainers or what not, but there are people risking their life for their countries (military) and people saving lives (doctors) who get paid less.
    2) To be frank, that could simply be one of their hobbies that they are doing for a job, they should be grateful that they even get paid! Most centers, you actually have to get paid to join, but for them, it's the other way round.
    3) In all honesty, the athletes are simply selling themselves. Think, a company such as McDonalds can simply pay them to appear on their adverts, telling the watchers it's their food is all healthy and so on, they are lying to the people. Is that really a good example?

    There are many more reasons, but those are just the three that I thought at the top of my head.

  • It is A Bit Obnoxious.

    That people get paid this much to play a game. I get that there is much more that goes on in this profession than just playing a game. It is just way more money than most people can spend in a lifetime. What is even more ridiculous is how much the owners and how much these professional league's get paid.Yet, many people are to poor to attend these games in person do to high ticket prices, concession stands and parking. They could lower the prices a bit and pay the people at the top and players a little less. It will never happen though.

  • Feed the Hungry, House the Homeless

    Instead of paying athletes tens of millions of dollars, why not put that money towards feeding the hungry and housing the homeless? Our society needs a fundamental paradigm shift where heroes aren't actors, actresses and athletes. Instead, those who help the needed are adored and properly rewarded. Once the poor and inform are taken care of, then we should consider focusing on sports leagues with high-paid athletes.

  • No, professional athletes should not be paid tens of millions of dollars.

    Professional athletes make an enormous amount of money simply for playing in a sporting event. It is my belief that they should not make more money then other similar jobs or entertainers. There is no good reason for a single athlete to have a 500 million dollar contract over the course of only a few years.

  • Sports players should not be paid millions of dollars

    Sports players make millions just for entertaining people. On the other hand, Teacher will actually doing something for the next generation make a small fraction of a sports player monthly paycheck. This is why we need to do something about it. If we don’t sports player could keep making money for nothin

  • No, They shouldn't

    Just think about it, Firefighters and family's don't even get that much a year. In fact, No one else is getting paid millions in a year. How fair is that! ? A family's pay is up to 89, 000 a year, And a firefighter's highest is 79, 000. Just remember the hard work that you put yourself through verses people who play games. Which one is more important?

  • Professional athletes should not be paid tens of millions of dollars

    In the article “Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money?” by Mihir Bhagat, argues that even though it takes a tremendous number of hours of hard work and dedication daily to earn a job in professional sports, these people do nothing more than entertaining the general public. Therefore, they do not value of one’s work in society to earn the money that they shouldn't be earning. For example, according to the article it states “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. Teaching is one of the most economically important occupations because our future economy relies on the education of its youth, yet teachers are paid astronomically less than the average professional athlete is. In fact, each basket Kobe Bryant scores earns him equivalent to the average classroom teacher’s yearly salary.”(2) This expresses that a teacher gives a student the gift of knowledge, teaching them day by day helping the student almost all the time. Giving the student the choice to do something great with their life. Whether or not the student decides to do something with this chance is up to them. On the other hand professional athletes have little or no interaction with their fans. All they do is play and entertain the society. Another example is that according to article “Obviously, what these individuals must not be aware of is the most important man in our nation, the president, who makes critical decisions that affect the entire world every day, only makes $400,000 a year. While President Obama is hard at work reviving the economy, the unproven rookie in the MLB is earning way over that figure. Furthermore, police officers, firefighters, and doctors save lives while risking their own for a fraction of what sports stars make. People in the military leave their families at home to defend and protect the country knowing they may never return. It's truly a pity that none of these true heroes are given the same recognition by society as athletes such as Brett Favre or Michael Jordan are given.”(2) This illustrates that not even the man who runs the country earns that much money as professional athletes do. Also, police officers, and firefighters are risking their lives daily aren’t making close to as much money as professional athletes are just to play a sport.

  • No! No! No!

    No they shouldn't We have people risking their lives every day over seas and in our own land and they only get paid 30,00$ and all athletes do is entertain other people and doing stupid things instead of risking their lives every day and night and that's why I think they shouldn't get paid millions of dollars

  • No they shouldn't

    We have people risking their lives every day over seas and in our own land and they only get paid 30,00$ and all athletes do is entertain other people and doing stupid things instead of risking their lives every day and night and that's why I think they shouldn't get paid millions of dollars


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