Created by Cael Cobleigh
In my perspective these athletes need this money or at least deserve it. When you get a player that's really good, people like to see them in action. People can be willing to pay a lot of money to see that. To go along with that, they can never go anywhere without disguise and not get asked for an autograph or get there picture taken. If there willing to give up a life outside of sports then you pay them. So when an athlete asks for some money,they get it.
Five fun facts,Impact, connection to present day
2 the NFL made $7.2 billion last year alone in revenue.
3 the Green Bay Packers alone made $226 million last year.
4 Peyton Manning in one year makes more than the average American in a lifetime
5 7.2 billion dollars can pay for 10 trips to Pluto
Impact- an athletes salary has created different impacts on people, but it is generally us that help determine there salary. The sports organizations get there money from us and what we what to spend. When we spend money on all the merchandise all the players get it and it's not there fault for all the money available.
Connection to present day- "Today,the salary of professional athletes of continued to rise at astronomical rates." The money they have received has increased dramatically athletes are paid most overall compared to anybody else. There bank accounts have really infuriated people.
Seattle mariner Robinson cano is all smiles after signing a 10 year $240 million contract. This shows how an athlete is getting higher salary.
This is supposed to show the rising salary taken in by athletes and how it continues to grow
Thursday, July 19th 2012 at 12am
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