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I am convinced that professional sports needs a reset on player's salaries. How bizarre is it that any player in his early to mid 20s thinks he is entitled to 40 million or more annual salary? Such thinking is beyond absurd when many fans making far less than 100 k per year fork out hundreds of dollars to attend a single game. I understand all the arguments,its a free market, a player should get whatever he can because he only has limited years in his profession, etc. I don't disagree with any of these arguments based on current society which is why I think the entire professional sports industry needs a reset , reducing ticket prices so the average fan and their families can go to games without breaking the bank. While athletes may no longer be paid like kings it may bring back some normalcy to our values. I recognize, of course , this will never happen so I 'm just venting.
 

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I am convinced that professional sports needs a reset on player's salaries. How bizarre is it that any player in his early to mid 20s thinks he is entitled to 40 million or more annual salary? Such thinking is beyond absurd when many fans making far less than 100 k per year fork out hundreds of dollars to attend a single game. I understand all the arguments,its a free market, a player should get whatever he can because he only has limited years in his profession, etc. I don't disagree with any of these arguments based on current society which is why I think the entire professional sports industry needs a reset , reducing ticket prices so the average fan and their families can go to games without breaking the bank. While athletes may no longer be paid like kings it may bring back some normalcy to our values. I recognize, of course , this will never happen so I 'm just venting.
Agree
Its disgusting especially when we are living a recession
More money more spoiled and primadonna attitude
17 games a year, 25, days of training camp and are still there the voluntary camp, and many skipping them
Puke
 

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As long as there is TV revenue owners will make $100's of millions (if not billions) and players will be paid ridiculous sums of money.

Only way any of this would reset is if people stopped going to games and watching TV and that just isn't going to happen. Like it or not but sporting events are part of our culture.
 

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That's why we need a societal reset. Advertisers refuse to pay billions, owners pay less in salaries and reduce ticket prices . You're right will never happen -but it should.
Dude, we (taxpayers) are literally paying for billionaires to build rockets and play in space...What athletes are making or feel entitled to make, should be the least of our worries...lol
 

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yeah it's out of hand. same thing happens in the NBA. those elite level contracts should be reserved for elite level players.

perfect example to me, clayton kershaw started making 32 mil per year in 2015, pretty sure that was the most in baseball at that point, but he was unequivocally the best pitcher in baseball.

guys in the NFL would be someone like pat mahomes. how many guys are on his level skill wise? not many, but many are trying to be on his pay level.
 

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As long as there is TV revenue owners will make $100's of millions (if not billions) and players will be paid ridiculous sums of money.

Only way any of this would reset is if people stopped going to games and watching TV and that just isn't going to happen. Like it or not but sporting events are part of our culture.
I pay my sports dollars to watch Kyler Murray, not Michael Bidwill.
 

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yeah it's out of hand. same thing happens in the NBA. those elite level contracts should be reserved for elite level players.

perfect example to me, clayton kershaw started making 32 mil per year in 2015, pretty sure that was the most in baseball at that point, but he was unequivocally the best pitcher in baseball.

guys in the NFL would be someone like pat mahomes. how many guys are on his level skill wise? not many, but many are trying to be on his pay level.
The only way you can expect to fully scale back on NFL contracts, is to have them fully guaranteed, like MLB. We all laughed, when Cousins got his 1st deal, but he really broke the status quo with his contract and now it's more inline (not perfect) with where he should be paid.
 

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I am convinced that professional sports needs a reset on player's salaries. How bizarre is it that any player in his early to mid 20s thinks he is entitled to 40 million or more annual salary? Such thinking is beyond absurd when many fans making far less than 100 k per year fork out hundreds of dollars to attend a single game. I understand all the arguments,its a free market, a player should get whatever he can because he only has limited years in his profession, etc. I don't disagree with any of these arguments based on current society which is why I think the entire professional sports industry needs a reset , reducing ticket prices so the average fan and their families can go to games without breaking the bank. While athletes may no longer be paid like kings it may bring back some normalcy to our values. I recognize, of course , this will never happen so I 'm just venting.
If you’re disgusted by the $40 mil a year a player makes, imagine what his boss takes in. Sports as a whole is dramatically overvalued in our society.
 

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I am convinced that professional sports needs a reset on player's salaries. How bizarre is it that any player in his early to mid 20s thinks he is entitled to 40 million or more annual salary? Such thinking is beyond absurd when many fans making far less than 100 k per year fork out hundreds of dollars to attend a single game. I understand all the arguments,its a free market, a player should get whatever he can because he only has limited years in his profession, etc. I don't disagree with any of these arguments based on current society which is why I think the entire professional sports industry needs a reset , reducing ticket prices so the average fan and their families can go to games without breaking the bank. While athletes may no longer be paid like kings it may bring back some normalcy to our values. I recognize, of course , this will never happen so I 'm just venting.

Found another cop on the board. Good of you to to side with management. The thing is that the value of athletes' contracts (or actors, or musicians, or whatever performer you want to choose) is directly correlated with the value and scarcity of their abilities. Especially now that the rookie pay scale has been "fixed" and players aren't entering the league with a top 5 contract (until another RB, off-ball linebacker, tight end, or safety) gets selected in the top 10, you could argue that top QB contracts are still undervalued, since there isn't really a free market for a quarterback's services.

Player comp is directly related to TV revenue more than anything else, because 100x people are watching the game at home, it's a live event, etc., etc.

The only way you can expect to fully scale back on NFL contracts, is to have them fully guaranteed, like MLB. We all laughed, when Cousins got his 1st deal, but he really broke the status quo with his contract and now it's more inline (not perfect) with where he should be paid.
"Should" as a moral judgement or should as in comparison to his peers? He's 9th in APY right now, and that ranking will go down once Kyler's and Lamar Jackson's extensions are done. Maybe that's right, but it really highlights how constraining the rookie wage scale is.
 

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The only way you can expect to fully scale back on NFL contracts, is to have them fully guaranteed, like MLB. We all laughed, when Cousins got his 1st deal, but he really broke the status quo with his contract and now it's more inline (not perfect) with where he should be paid.
Lol you forgot IMO
 

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forever red, do you remember a few years back when there were no set salaries for draft picks? If not, check out how much guaranteed money Sam Bradford made before stepping on the field. Also, remember that in FB, as opposed to other sports much of their salary is not guaranteed. IMO, FB players EARN their money.
 
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