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ATHLETES & GREED

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by REGULATOR, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. REGULATOR

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    ATHLETES & GREED

    Discussion started by REGULATOR - Feb 14, 2002

    does is piss you off when over paid basketball players and shit COMPLAIN that they arent getting paid enough!?!?!? WHAT THE FUCK!!!! they are doing something they like and make 10X more than we make doing something we dont like!...how could anyone be so ignorant as to demand more money!
     
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  2. kaesthebluntedwonder

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    kaesthebluntedwonder - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    aah...greed, makes the world go round
     
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  3. Smart

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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    don't hate the playa, hate the game...
     
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    i lost all intrest in sports(minus hockey...and sometimes playing drunken basketball at 3am) when the baseball strike happend(like 93 or 94)...they were complaining about how they didn't make enough.fuck a whole bunch of that! my dad at the time was going through hard times.lost his job do to a lay off..spent 8 months unemployed...he looked for a job everyday...he couldn't pay his bills,barely feed the family...he has strong backrounds in many different fields and went to college...worked his ass off and still didn't make enough to survive...at that time it clicked that some of the players will make more money a year then my dad will in a lifetime and they're complaining that they don't make enough?

    it didn't make sense to me and still doesn't...how can someone that does things that actully help people get payed less...then someone who just entertain's people...same goes for moviestars etc etc.

    but then again i can see why they never have money...with buying fancy cars and house's that are so big have the rooms are useless.
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    some of those guys have made more in one basketball game than some of us on this board have made thus far in our lives...and complain that 34 million dollars isn't enough is fucking ri-god damn-diculous
     
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    blood as ink - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    exact oopisite!...are you gonna say that to abunch of little kids playing baseball and having innocent fun?...fuck that...hate the corperations that create all the money and greed...sell the products for over priced amounts of money...over priced tickets to sit in a shitty uncomfortable seat for 3 hours...they're the people that make things wrong...they put a pricetag on everything and can't wait to boost up the prices and sell out.

    but then again people do conform to them...fuckin' robots.
     
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    mosluggo - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    It's greed but it's not at the same time.(I know that doesn't sound right) But, Take Alex Rodriguez(baseball) for example. 10yr(?) contract 250,000,000, a private jet, and no matter what, has to be paid the most in sports . Fuck it. If they're willing to pay it wouldn't you try to get as much as you could? I would***
     
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  8. Smart

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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    Don't hate the Playa, Hate the game

    You kids have some serious thought impediments...

    let's assume you work for a company of less than 150 people. The primary reasons for the companies success depends DIRECTLY on the performance of you and 24 others (i.e. the players). This business generates revenues in the BILLIONS of dollars. This revenue is the property of the CEO (Owner) until it is disbursed, in the form of paychecks, to yourself and the other workers, so...

    Let's just assume that each game earns $100,000 in revenues. Let's also assume that it costs $25,000 to promote and play the game. Now, the owner decides he's gonna pay each of the players $500 a game and everyone else gets $100 a game... so that's $12,500 for the players and $12,500 for the workers. Plus the cost of promotion totals $50,000 leaving $50,000 PROFIT for the owners after every game.

    What percentage of the owner's wage ($50,000 per game) is the player's wage ($500 per game)?

    Is that fair and equitable?

    Does it become more or less fair if you add another zero at the end of all my numbers?
     
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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    Re: Don't hate the Playa, Hate the game

    except, strangely, Teaser...
     
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    platapie - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    but if it were you and yo unew you could be getting paid more. im pretty sure you would wear huge fur coats and funny hats and be saying stuff like. foo you dont no how hard dis is. its ruff earnin mor e$ in a year then you will in a lifetime. now on the other hand fuck them i wannna see them makin 100 gs a year( thats still good) and the rest of the $ doin sumthing constructive. but i no who has tha dollas and it aint me so. big ups to da ballahs.
     
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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    and another reason alot of you kids are SUKKAS! is that you keep talking about "more money than you'll make in a lifetime". That's some loser talk. You already quit the race, so it would not surprise me if a majority of people will be more prosperous than you.

    You need to quit whining and take a tip from Tease. Stop bitching about difference in your worth as compared to athletes/singers/moviestars and start taking steps to close that gap by improving yourself. You know, the super-rich CEO's of the world are far more abundant, and far wealthier, than most sports stars.
     
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    ASER1NE - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    well that is for the most part true.......the principal is essentially different : CEO's work long and hard for years to get where they are ,from the entry level postion all the way to the top , and once they are there they need to make tough desicions that would make or break their company .
    Athletes , (ball players specifically) on the other hand have only to play a GAME that they love from highschool to college to the pro's , its the same game, while making 10x what the average person makes.....and in terms of working hours , the average ball player plays only 20 - 30 minutes per game , and maybe 3 or 4 games per week. so say he puts in 2 or 3 hours of work in a whole week , while the CEO probably works 12-14 hour DAYS . also the players job is to put the ball in the hoop , and try to keep the other team from doing so , a very simple job description , the CEO's on the other hand is far far more complex .
     
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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    oh, I see, the pro athletes quest for success is somehow lessened by the fact that they had to give a significant portion of their childhood over to practice and training, while simeltaneously trying to maintain good grades in school and have a social life. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to stay in condition to play any sport at the pro level. I also don't hear of many CEOs with chronic arthritis or blown knees due to heavy action in the boardroom...
     
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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    uh no, that's an unfair simplification of an athletes role, unless you also say that a CEOs job description is merely to run a company
     
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    kaesthebluntedwonder - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    yeh man, ever watch hoop dreams?
     
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