So 1,696 players split less than 50 and 32 owners split the rest.
Again, I'm not suggesting players are overpaid as a % of the revenue in their industry. I am saying they are overpaid in context of the social importance of their work.
You play a game and get paid millions? You can be a rookie on the practice squad, never see the field and still get paid hundreds of thousands.
That's my point. All pro athletes are overpaid.
"Typical Morehead!"..................and he didn't even mean that as a compliment..
But that rookie that never plays is 10x the athlete of anyone that lives within 100 miles of you. He is unique, and should be paid whatever he can get.
Will Tye made 400K for christ sakes.....even the NFL realized he needed a performance bonus...
Now when NBA bench players are getting 70mill for 4 years, I don't see your point at all.....and there are NO GUARANTEES for most smaller contracts....
Timofey Mozgov makes more than JPP.....Let that sink in for a minute...
Last edited by Gee718; 03-23-2017 at 05:05 PM.
That's the way the NFL is set up. If you average it out they are probably payed fairly. They are some of the hardest working SOBs that there are though, to stay in shape alone is more work than a lot of people do. It's an entertainment industry and entertainment industry people are always paid more than most jobs because they give people something to do with their time off and are paid handsomely to do so. If they were guys who just got up off their couches and went to play their game and then went back home and sat around waiting for their next game, then I'd say they don't deserve what they are paid, but alot goes into staying in shape and being in peak condition physically and mentally to be ready for each game so we aren't watching a bunch lazys playing the game, it's much more exciting when you think you are watching the best there is or people at least trying to be the best there is and they deserve to be paid as such.. If anyone could put on a uniform and do what they do I'd say they are overpaid, but they can't, so they become hot commodities.
Last edited by FanOfTheGmen; 03-25-2017 at 03:17 PM.