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Professional athletes, while they work hard and have a lot of refined natural talent, do not deserve millions of dollars each year to do what they do, Amirite?

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It's about supply and demand. Not many people are good enough athletes to play pro sports so the ones that are get paid stacks. It's also about special skills. While a doctor has the skills to perform surgery and gets paid a lot, athletes has special skills that not many others have...therefore they make bank

@WinniethePooh It's about supply and demand. Not many people are good enough athletes to play pro sports so the ones that are get...

Being a doctor is a job that requires far more work, knowledge, education, practice, patience, and causes more stress than any professional sport out there, which only requires that you have a lot of talent, and the will to bring it out. Which do you think deserves more money?

@WinniethePooh How many doctors are there in America? And how many pro football players? There's your answer

It shouldn't be about who is lucky enough to be born with a lot of talent and use it, it should be about who actually tries to give more back to the world and work harder for it

@WinniethePooh Well I'm sorry your moral code doesn't fit into economic laws bud

I'm not busying myself being sorry about it, neither should you.

I think it should, and I was fully aware without clarification that is does not currently fit into economic laws, I was trying to make the point that it should.

I'm talking about whether it's right, not whether it's too hard or not

I understand your point, but that's the way economics work. If someone is willing to pay billions of dollars, then why not. If you were an nba star do you think you'd say no no really, I just couldn't take that billion dollars!

@kristin I understand your point, but that's the way economics work. If someone is willing to pay billions of dollars, then...

I think just because it is how it currently works, doesn't mean that it is the best way for it to work. There are so many more difficult and more stressful jobs, while all the money goes to the jobs that take the most talent.

It's not that they shouldn't deny it, it's that we shouldn't offer it. Concert tickets or sporting event tickets should be cheaper, and some percent of profit should be donated, I think

They definitely deserve it, because they bring in so much money. The Dallas Cowboys payroll is 115M and they are valued as a 2Billion dollar franchise. http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=8340272

If you watch sports then you have no right to complain.

@Kasanova If you watch sports then you have no right to complain.

HA! I don't (no seriously I don't). And the people who charge so much money for tickets are at fault, not the people who have no choice but to pay them

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