The athletes are making it so kids say I want to be a pro athlete when I grow up less than 20% of athletes actually make it pro in football and Soccer. The only reason their salaries are that high is because people are willing to pay. Does Alex Rodriguez deserve to make 25 million a year swinging a bat? Each year more and new gaming devices, games, videos, movies, and television shows are released. Professional athletes are some of the most dedicated, hardest working people in world. These individuals have been scouted by agents since high school — or even earlier — and are considered the best at what they do. In the present time athletes are being paid phenomenally large amounts of money for their entertainment.
How many people advance their careers simply by who they know? However, growing up, I was never really aware of the ridiculous amounts of money that the athletes earned and in the past few years I have been hearing many people complaining about how much the athletes make. Though some individuals feel that professional athletes deserve their pay, most do not agree. Honestly, I expected it to be more than that since I hear so much about the salaries of the athletes. Professional film and sports industry are some of the most profitable activities in the modern times. There obviously needs to be some middle ground here, but finding a solution is difficult.
Many individuals will get involved in sports not because they are passionate about the game, but rather because they are passionate about money. Alec Morris Miss Murfee English 112 D-11 October 26, 2012 Are Players Overpaid? It goes not only towards the athletes, but to the sports departments and other staff as well. What follows is what I believe and what I was able to discover while doing my research. Players are now asking for more money. Simply, its supply and demand.
But should the professional athletes from these sports earn salaries as high as ten or twentieth times more than the national average wage? Famous actors and athletes earn tens of millions of dollars annually. Nike could sit back and weather the storm, but smaller companies might not be able to. I believe it takes a lot of skill and tact to do what they do and I also strongly know that professional actors and athletes are not overpaid. They don't get to pick their salaries, just as any other average person doesn't. What does an athlete doing well provide for us on a high school level? Sometimes these athletes had a very rough childhood growing up.
So why should it be any different for athletes? You can turn sports center on and hear about players not wanting to play because they felt they played better than anticipated and want more money! Yes you may be right about the salaries but this is outrageous! The list goes on and on with astronomical numbers that get higher and higher each year in passing. Because if owners continue to see sold out arenas at high prices why would they lower their prices. Moreover, in my mind, if these athletes want to continue to be rewarded with the fame and fortune that is unfairly bestowed upon them, they must prove to the world that they are going to be positive role models for future athletes, and those who admire them. Maybe, it would be best for all of us to simply sit back, relax and appreciate that which we have and to not concern ourselves with the materialistic things of the world. These athletes are taking away jobs from are country.
Do you think professional athletes are overpaid? As I wrote earlier, there are arguments from both sides of the spectrum. The people with hard jobs aren't complaining, they know they shouldn't and most probably wouldn't even think about it. In addition to this, as in the case of professional athletes, when they are called upon to represent their respective countries in competitions like the Olympics there is a large burden of expectations placed on them and as such they will need to be compensated with quite a large sum of money as this will spur them on to deliver. They have to practice all day. For instance, if an actor or an actress is having a play a sexual role, he or she will have to be paid a large sum of money because in most cases such people put their marital relationship on the line or may be unfairly criticized by viewers of such movies forgetting that such a movie was only acted to pass a message across to these viewers. Society does not value entertainment enough to warrant such high salaries such as those of many professional athletes. I grew up watching professional sports.
Athletes get paid way too much for what they contribute to society. Regardless, we have developed and created this culture with the associated increased demand for this form of entertainment, and the industry is nothing more than happy to oblige us in providing it. Athletes spend their time playing games while doctors are saving lives, making sacrifices, going through stress, and helping society. Athletes have become so selfish these days they look past the best interest of the people around them. But do these athletes really deserve all that money? Also, there are many times huge expectations to perform and stress that come with the job and the celebrity status.
The point is, there is income inequality and unfairness to be found throughout the free market, but it remains a free market. They work hard for their position and deserve the money. A few years ago he was the best golfer in the country, and is still arguably the most famous golfer to date. Mayweather has achieved such a high status that it is common for him to have a guaranteed win-or-lose purse of around 30 million per fight. I believe that sports that require more physical output football, hockey, boxing, soccer etc. And the whole army thing, those soldiers know they are putting their lives on the line for a low salary before they enter the force so if they dont agree with the terms then why enlist? This middle class are the firefighters, police officers, and service members who protect and serve our communities and country.
There was a time when acting or professional sports were a second job in which an individual would perform due to their love for the sport or art. Athletics are the worst thing that humanity has ever encountered. They not only play for themselves or their families, but they play to make their country proud or their team proud. Also, there are many times huge expectations to perform and stress that come with the job and the celebrity status. I believe once you have read my research and analysis on this topic, you as well will agree from a sociological, economical and even ethical perspective that they are grossly overpaid. According to my survey, 30 percent of people surveyed believe that athletes are overpaid. A footballer is just another profession, albeit a fairly glamorous and rarefied one.