Athletes are making way too much money

January 4, 2014, 4:17 pm

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The debate "Athletes are making way too much money" was started by LECR on January 4, 2014, 4:17 pm. 59 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 26 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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the basic thing is athletes are making 'WAY TOO MUCH MONEY' by illegal means. otherwise the athletes gets what they deserve to get.

3 years, 11 months ago

Athletes are payed based on how much people are willing to pay to see them. World class athletes (Football (either kind), basketball, baseball, hockey, etc) are payed both based on skill, and on how many seats will be filled by people who will pay to see them play. If enough people felt that they were overpaid, just stop going to games. Stop buying jerseys, caps, posters, and other paraphernalia. They are not making their money by ripping people off (as some lawyers, doctors, and businessmen do). They are making money based on how much people will willingly give them.

Secondly there are the many, many more athletes who are paid next to nothing and still train just as hard. Without Googling can you tell me who won the last Olympic gold in men's pentathlon? To enter you have to have mastered not only one sport, but five. But since it is not popular, I have never seen a pentathlon competitor on a box of Wheaties. Many athletes train early in the morning, then go to work, then train some more when they get home. Most athletes don't make millions, even amongst the best in the world.

4 years, 4 months ago

That a professional athlete is making way too much money is true. It’s a kind of enjoyment which they do in some sports for staying healthy and earning some money as well. Not all hobbies will give people a lot of hobbies, right? That’s why in Europe, becoming a football player is many people’s dream especially men who are fond of playing football.

4 years, 4 months ago

Not only do athletes make .loads of money they set a terrible example. It's one thing to represent your country by training hard. But then if you make millions by smiling on an advert,then you're saying why try. And how many of these athletes with their carefully controlled diets end up fronting for sugar cereal and fizzy pop.

5 years, 4 months ago
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