Do you believe that sports stars and entertainers make too much money? Today, many sports stars and entertainers make million of dollars every year. The advertising and commercialization of sport brings enormous profits not only to the athlete and entertainers, but also to many other organization involved in the sport business. In my opinion, the salaries and bonuses received by athletes are exaggerated. Sport is overemphasized in the U. S and our young generation should have a chance to choose between other professions which are equally paid. Americans love sports.
Especially basketball, baseball and football. Eventually, people spend a lot of money for sport entertaiments. Today, a Super Bowl ticket price is about 1,200 dollars. A ticket to the first Super Bowl in 1967 was only 12 dollars. Also, U. S population spends a lot on sport marchanise, which generate greater revenue for the athelets who promote some new products or lunch a new marchandise line. NFL, NBA, NHL became a near monopoly. American professional sports leagues have a $25-35 billion dollar revenue each year and it is just completely outlandish.
The sport is not any more a pure competion or a healthy and enjoyable pass time, but a very effective business . Athletes an entertainers salaries are exuberant. The NBA player LeBron James gets paid 25 million a year for playing a game. I completely agree that to become an athelet takes a lot of efforts and streignt. But to become a teacher, phisician or scientist it’s take as much efforts as well. If teachers were compensated half of the professional league minimum, I’m pretty sure we would attract many more qualified individuals to educate our children.
People have been entertained by sport since before the gladiators in the Roman Coliseum. In the 20 th century, the publics' passion for sport consumes more and more of their free time. As sports figures became internationally recognized, athletes began to realize their need for professional representation. Thus, sports agents were born. The field of sports agents has grown since then into an ...
What about firefighters, police officers and fishermen, they exercise the hardest of the jobs and endanger their lives, yet they are not paid even the third of the atheletes salaries. The most warning problem related to the phenomenal athletes’ salaries are our young generation. The science and art are not popular amongst young people. Every young man dreams to become next Tom Brady or Michael Jordan. They refuse to accuire the basic and crucial education in hope to find their success on the field and the money is the driven engine for them.
In schools, the science and art classes are missing the equipments and supplies, while thousand dollars are spend on sport field, equipment and cheerleadering. Every occupation has it’s values and importance. In any field, sport, art or science people should have an equal opportunity to choose from. They should have equal incentives to discover what they love and passionate about. Exurbant salaries of the atheletes and entertainers are not just unfair toward an average working U. S citizen, but also are unjust toward our children. Maybe a future Einstein or Tesla is loosing his best potential on the football or baseball field.