Why Athletes Are Not Overpaid

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ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

REASONS WHY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES ARE NOT OVERPAID

SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR O’SHAUGHNESSY
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF
ENGLISH 102

BY
LOGAN POLLEI
APRIL 30, 2013


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REASONS WHY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES ARE NOT OVERPAID

In this paper, I will be discussing the research question, “Are professional athletes overpaid?” After researching the topic, I came up with the conclusion that professional athletes are not overpaid based on the amount of money that they bring into their organization. Other reasons for this conclusion include the following: professional athletes put in large amounts of time and dedication for their sport, professional sports are billion dollar businesses, society craves their entertainment, athletes are role models/ superheroes to young kids. Throughout the process of researching my topic, I read multiple sources discussing anything from the average career length of an athlete, to the average salary of an athlete based on his or her sport. I also interviewed a high school baseball coach to find a more professional view on the topic. Time

When the average American thinks of the life of a professional athlete, we think of the glamour and the fun of being a superstar. Our minds immediately go to the spotlight and the fame. It’s easy to think that these superstars just arrive on the field and use their natural gifts from God to perform at the highest level. While the majority of these athletes are naturally gifted and have been athletic their entire lives, that doesn’t mean that no work is put in to achieve their goals. Every one of these guys have been training their entire life to get where they are today in sports. Personal Experience

. In my personal life, I’ve put in countless hours just to be able to perform well enough to play college baseball. Throughout my childhood, I played any and every sport I could....
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