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Are athletes overpaid?
Wildcat Voice ^ | May 2018 | Amia Nettles

Posted on 05/12/2020 8:33:08 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff

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1 posted on 05/12/2020 8:33:08 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Is this a trick question?


2 posted on 05/12/2020 8:34:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyrants don't just give you your freedoms back. You have to take them.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Way OVER PAID!

Fortunately, they don’t see a dime of my money.


3 posted on 05/12/2020 8:35:50 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (eWFight all out to win OR get out now. .)
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They are paid what the market will bear. It’s called the free market and capitalism.


4 posted on 05/12/2020 8:37:43 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Yep !


5 posted on 05/12/2020 8:38:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Is this a trick question?

No, it's a puffy question

6 posted on 05/12/2020 8:39:20 PM PDT by onona (I'm sure there's more)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

The writer cherry picks a few athletes pay and compares it to average doctors pay. It is statistical fraud. My guess is if we average all athletic salary including all sports and all paid participants the average would be lower than doctors.


7 posted on 05/12/2020 8:39:42 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: bigdaddy45

True and this is being overlooked in this discussion.

No one is disputing the doctor save lives and how important that is to society. But athletes would not make millions if not for the big TV contracts and for fans paying big dollars to buy tickets to the games. The athletes are generating the revenue from which they get paid the big bucks.


8 posted on 05/12/2020 8:39:59 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GuavaCheesePuff
Isn’t a good deal of their pay tied to ticket sales, broadcasting rights, merchandising sales, etc. Which is why for example ‘superstar’ athletes will often be paid significantly more than average athletes, and also why average athletes of superstar teams will be paid more than average athletes of average teams. Needless to say that superstar athletes of superstar teams will be paid the most.

Doctors, nurses and teachers do MUCH more than athletes could ever hope to, but the issue there is that hundreds of thousands of people will never pay money to watch a group of nurses tend to the sick week after week, will never buy a jersey or hat with their favorite doctor pasted on it, and you’ll never see a cable company pay Billions for the rights to broadcast teachers taking children through phonics for the next decade.

Athletes are not overpaid. It’s the market. They get paid based on revenues they bring in.

9 posted on 05/12/2020 8:41:35 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Are athletes overpaid?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Oh wait... never mind.


10 posted on 05/12/2020 8:44:04 PM PDT by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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Take yer pick.

A. Yes! Athletes are overpaid. Way overpaid. It’s obvious.
B. No! If someone is willing to pay you $1000 per hour to throw a ball, then that’s exactly what you are worth.
C. I really want to say A. But since I believe in the free market, I’ve got to go with B.


11 posted on 05/12/2020 8:44:57 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Overpaid and dumb. I’ve heard many of them complaining about starting league play. I hope they get their wish and can’t wait for the shock when they are not paid. Produce or starve.


12 posted on 05/12/2020 8:45:16 PM PDT by wejjr235
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“They are paid what the market will bear. It’s called the free market and capitalism.”

Exactly.


13 posted on 05/12/2020 8:45:22 PM PDT by ConsCA
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Overpaid and dumb. I’ve heard many of them complaining about starting league play. I hope they get their wish and can’t wait for the shock when they are not paid. Produce or starve.


14 posted on 05/12/2020 8:47:15 PM PDT by wejjr235
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To: bigdaddy45

That is true in a sense.

It is called the free market.

We the consumers like to be entertained.

We like the entertainment.

Think about what entertainment in the world is today.

Playing a chess game, thinking of a creative poem is not entertaining.

We like to see 3-pointers. We like to see touchdowns. We like to see pitching duels and homeruns.


15 posted on 05/12/2020 8:52:15 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff (I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee-Old Yankee Stadium (1923-2008))
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Yes.

That will be the case even more since sports are canceled.


16 posted on 05/12/2020 8:54:21 PM PDT by Arcadian Empire
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To: EnglishOnly

The athletes are a market commodity.

A team owner hires them, or doesn’t. If the owner is to stay in business, the owner must sell enough tickets/commercials/etc to pay the athlete. If he doesn’t, he goes out of business, and the athlete doesn’t get paid. Then we would know the athlete wasn’t worth the salary.

But, the owner sells the tickets, makes enough money to stay in business...voila, the athlete is worth his salary.

All the rest is commiePinko comparable value BS.


17 posted on 05/12/2020 8:54:38 PM PDT by RedElement
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They're overpaid. Ticket prices are too high. My cable bill is too much. And there are too many commercials during a game.

But given the last three, I would rather the players get the money than the team owners. No one went to a basketball game to see Jerry Reinsdorf or bought a pair of Air Reinsdorf shoes from Nike.

18 posted on 05/12/2020 8:58:57 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parachutes are only anecdotally effective due to the lack of significant double blind testing.)
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How many doctors are there?

Now how many star athletes out there that people will pay to see?

Are they overpaid? I would not pay them that much but the people who do are making a great deal of money on their talent.

If people quit paying to see them their salary drops to zero.

19 posted on 05/12/2020 8:59:18 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Leave it to me to be holdin' the matches when the fire truck shows up & there's nobody else to blame)
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Yes, they are overpaid, BUT they are paid to put bottoms on chairs and in front of television sets, where beer, chips, automobiles, and video games are advertised.

The day somebody PAYS to watch a teacher teach, or a doctor lance a boil, or any other person do their job, we can talk about how these other people are underpaid.

20 posted on 05/12/2020 9:00:06 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves)
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