In the movie baseketball all the sport fell apart because of greed, imagen if that was real??
No pro sports? There would be a much higher unemployment rate!!
it's kind of hard to say because believe it or not, athletes and owners of these sports teams wouldn't be the only ones affected by it if pro sports were to fall apart. for one, you'd have to consider the people who work at the stadiums at the concession stands, ticket selling, security and etc there. if sporting events were to become too expensive for owners to keep their teams, then the chances are the use of the stadiums would go down, so they would have to lay off the people who work at the stadiums, or reduce their hours considerably to conpensate the loss. revenue from these sports would obviously hit the economy pretty hard as some cities rely on their sports teams to generate their economy like Cleveland with the Cavaliers. As it stands right now, LeBron James alone is carrying that entire cleveland economy. once he's gone, then you know that city is going to take a hit in more ways than one.
however, on the bright side, state taxes wouldn't have to raised to compensate every time a team needs a new stadium. However, I think in the immediate future, the economy and everyone in the world would take a huge hit if pro sports were to be gone completely. in the long run though, i think it would only make our society better as we would probably grow to appreciate other attributes to admire in people outside of athleticism, like art and creativity and such. i could be wrong, but it's just my opinion
The entire fan base of every sport would either find something else to amuse themselves(just to spend the money) or save more money.
The overall health of the Economy, in it's present condition, could not support the falling of all professional sports.
Do realize: the professional athletes are the RICH in the country, and when government is unable to pull the taxes they need from them, as it has in the past, that source of revenue is going to be much lower. Thus, less money government is going to receive...this would drive taxes up on everyone, regardless.
There is even a remote possibility the fan base would end up spending the money they try to save on taxes needed to be paid.
So, in the end, the continuation of the recession would no longer be and would become a depression, unlike anything seen.
Just a thought.
very true!!! I dont think it will happen in the next 50 years but who knows.
Anything is possible. I do not know either, but I'm pretty sure it isn't going to be anytime soon. However, the salaries the players are being paid, need to level out and quit increasing every single time another player gets a raise.
I understand competition, but no player(including Tony Romo - my cowboys) is not worth the money they are paying them.
The unrealistic nature of the players coming out of college, only being established at college level, should not be making more money than the veterans of 10 years. It's absurd.
So, that has to change and now that there is no collective bargaining agreement in place for next season, the owners can get control over salaries. And, set them on a statistical and length of time playing, so as to give appropriate salaries that do not break the bank.
Otherwise, it could have much much much sooner.
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