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  1. #21
    This guy made $30 million dollars...

    This guy...

    This guy.....

    This guy........


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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Risk life and limb, huh? You mean like firefighters and police, who get paid peanuts compared to these overpaid men playing a kids game.

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    Yea, cut policemen... cause who the fukc needs them. Or firemen... It's much more fun watching something burn down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    So? There are many more at his wage scale then Percy Harvin's or Joe Flaaco's. . He'll get paid - but the rest won't. That's the point
    So what?? If they don't get paid and make it in the nfl get a regular job like the rest of us. Even the lowest paid players are making a couple hundred thousand to play football. These guys have an education they will be just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Yea, cut policemen... cause who the fukc needs them. Or firemen... It's much more fun watching something burn down.
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Risk life and limb, huh? You mean like firefighters and police, who get paid peanuts compared to these overpaid men playing a kids game.

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    +1

    Construction workers, firefighters and police officers risk serious injury and death everyday and make 30k a year.

    Where are the people shedding tears for those guys?

    The majority of pro athletes have never held down an honest job in their lives.

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    Soldiers who fight and defend this country so athletes can complain about being underpaid are more underpaid.

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    If any of them are feeling underpaid, my company is looking for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Yea, cut policemen... cause who the fukc needs them. Or firemen... It's much more fun watching something burn down.
    Okay, Lewis Black.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Huh?
    nm

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Okay, Lewis Black.

    Thaaaank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Risk life and limb, huh? You mean like firefighters and police, who get paid peanuts compared to these overpaid men playing a kids game.

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    Exactly....If those guys make $70,000 a year - it would take them 20 years to make 1.4 million dollars and they live a good life. They work hard but live well.

    If you play four years in the NFL and average 2mm a year - that's 8 million dollars. 6x's more than the average US citizen makes in 20 years....

    and Life and Limb? it's a kids game. Stop It!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Okay, Lewis Black.

    Love that guy!

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    Considering what markets dictate in comparison to MLB and NBA, they are underpaid and the NFL makes more money.

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    i kind of agree with the OP...no one should compare profesional athletes and cops or fire fighters, but if you want to compare football players and say basketball players...football players are underpaid. especially when you consider how much money the sport makes, and what small percentage of these guys that dedicate their life to training for the chance to one day make some money actually does make "real" money.

    baseball players are ridiculously overpaid, i mean 12million for a closer? the ****ing guy pitches 60 innings a season...

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    I'm sorry this is ridiculous ... walk out into the heartland of America ... there are millions living ... scraping by who will never own a new car, a first mortgage, no chance given their school, the street they live on ...let's not even talk about race ...

    Anyone who manages to make something in the NFL beyond a training camp try out or the practice squad ... is twenty to thirty years ahead of the game from the average American. Most fall between the cracks, not smart, not lucky, not good-looking ... this is the cesspool of life that does not get those Wall Street bonuses, get featured in Entertainment Tonight or have an obscure aunt who leave you half a million. I swim in that pool, I adore football but I don't feel sorry for those whose bodies are battered for a few hundred thousand, what a glorious dream come to life to just be an NFL player for five minutes.

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    I agree with the OP, their kids (all 8 of them), need to eat...Gerber is not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Risk life and limb, huh? You mean like firefighters and police, who get paid peanuts compared to these overpaid men playing a kids game.

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    Like city cops and firemen who base $76,000 a year. These dudes make more than that in one paycheck.

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    Wow you guys really don't understand the economics of this?

    Owners were successful at other things (yes it could have been inherited money and built or grew the NFL as a business which allows guy to play for millions. Before the 70s guys would play football for fun. They would actually have a real job in addition to football then the advent of football on TV and Pete Rozelle who saw what the sport could become started getting huge TV contracts that allowed the sport to get bigger and pay scales to go up. With TV came advertising and endorsements which pushed the money ever higher.

    In other words without the owners and TV the NFL and all sports would still be small time. The players get paid more than public service workers and military because there are a few elite players that can do what they do while there are hundreds of thousands that can put out a fire, work traffic duty or be in the military. Add to that no one is looking to endorse firemen and even with COPS on TV there aren't any particular stars.

    Where do you think the money comes from to pay public employees? It comes from all of the other poor working shleps because there are much more of us than there are of the uber-rich. This is just a fact of life. Get used to it or figure out a better system and make it happen. If you don't like your lot in life be happy you are American, invent something, start a business, claw your way up the ladder or go back to school and learn a skill. Crying about how it isn't fair isn't going to help you at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    No, I'm underpaid
    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    Risk life and limb, huh? You mean like firefighters and police, who get paid peanuts compared to these overpaid men playing a kids game.

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    Not only that, play amateur sports for years and you will see a LOT of injuries as well.

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