Athletes Overpaid 2

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Melvin Garcia
07/19/2011
Written Analysis #3, Chapter 4

I. Introduction Thesis Statement: Professional athletes who perform solely for society’s entertainment are undeservingly overpaid for their talents. These highly skilled athletes contribute relatively little to making society better like many other Samaritan careers which are overlooked and poorly paid. These people are true role models, not athletes. Fans contribute highly to the athletes’ salaries. A. Major proposition or premise (before because):

Professional athletes who perform solely for society’s entertainment are undeservingly overpaid for their talents B. 1st Minor proposition or premise (after because):
C. These highly skilled athletes contribute relatively little to making society better like many other Samaritan careers which are overlooked and poorly paid. D. 2nd Minor proposition or premise

These people are true role models, not athletes.
E. 3rd Minor proposition or premise
Fans contribute highly to the athletes’ salaries.
II.
A.1st Minor proposition/premise
Professional athletes are undeservingly overpaid
B. Evidence:
Expert Testimony: Ted Sherman
Philosophical Theory: Karl Marx
Historical Examples: Babe Ruth
Statistics: Barry Zito
Logic: Professional athletes are extremely overpaid. They are recognized for their performance in their careers. The better the athlete performs, the higher his salary whereas many other Samaritan careers are left unnoticed and unappreciated. C. Opposition of 1st minor proposition/premise

Professional athletes excel at what they do and should be rewarded handsomely. It is purely for society’s self interest. D. Evidence:

Expert Testimony: David Brown
Philosophical Theory: Thomas Hobbes
Historical Examples: Magic Johnson
Statistics: Manny Pacquiao
Logic: Professional athletes have a unique talent that no other individual have. That is what makes them extraordinary and they should be paid largely....
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