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Athletes' salaries

  1. GoGranny profile image76
    GoGrannyposted 7 years ago

    I am wondering if anyone else out there is sick of hearing about how much money the pro athletes make.
    I think they all should be paid by a performance based method, by their stats and carry through of their talents.
    Such as: If you are a baseball player you should be paid by how well you perform ...put a dollar amount for each hit, each run batted in, homeruns, triples, etc. The same concept can be applied to all team sports! Make them work for the pay like the rest of us do!

    1. rotl profile image60
      rotlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree... athletes make way too much money. But what bothers me even more is their arrogant attitudes. As for the pay for performance, a lot of athletes do have performance clauses in their contracts, especially football players. However, I don't think it would be fair to make their entire compensation performance based. How would you like it if your entire compensation was performance based down to the nitty gritty? I don't think many of us would want to get paid based the quality of each task we do. So I think the pay for performance and the total compensation are two different issues.

    2. qwark profile image58
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The value of anything is what a buyer will pay for it.
      If we are dumb enuf to pay them huge salaries, who's to blame?

      1. GoGranny profile image76
        GoGrannyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree! I get amazed at sold out crowds in this economy!

  2. mikelong profile image70
    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe athletes are making too much money....

    For the billions that are raked in by advertisers and teams, it is fair for the players...who are the driving force for all of this profit, who put their bodies on the line for our entertainment, to be paid proportionally to the income that they create....

    1. GoGranny profile image76
      GoGrannyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know. I am just still feeling the sting of Ryan Howard's last plate appearance. Sorry, I am feeling better about it as time passes!

  3. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    It comes down to Supply & Demand, there is a small amount of athletes that are actually good. The reason they get paid is people pay to watch them perform. As long as they are performing at a high level people will continue to keep watching them and their demand will remain high and they can demand the salary they are getting.

    1. GoGranny profile image76
      GoGrannyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know! See my reply above!
      And yes, rotl, I can't stand those arrogant attitudes, and also the trouble some get into  - stupid acts  - stupid is as stupid does! They cannot properly appreciate their fortunate status.

      Thanks everyone for your kind and sensible replies!