Re sports, I can get behind the argument that players should receive the bulk of revenue the team receives. OTOH blindly saying "they're worth what the market will pay" ignores the fact that more and more fans get priced out of seeing their team because ticket prices keep rising to cover star salaries. We want fans at the games I presume, not just Hollywood celebs and corporations handing out season ticket seats as weekly employee incentives. --- My mad face and my happy face are the same.
What we should we ask is NOT how much money Bobby Kotick did with his work, BUT, whether his work has contributed positively or negatively to the development and evolution of video games in general?. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiG7z1lrs70
Thank you for the hard details to back up my point.
You're welcome. It appears part of my role here on this board is to provide facts to refute TheBlueStig's anally-procured arguments. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMKUUUvjjzo Fan of: Steelers(6-time Champions), Red Wings(11-time Champions)
That's bare minimum $1 Million a year, the lowest paid benchwarmers who barely play more than a few minutes a season make better than that, all just for playing a game.
The lowest paid benchwarmers in the NFL make $405,000 in 2013. (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/07/2011-2014-nfl-minimum-base-salaries/)
The median salary is $770,000. (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_06/b4214058615722.htm)
The average NFL career without injuries is usually around 5 to 7 years.
According to the NFLPA, it's 3.5 years. (ibid.)
$5 to $7 Million dollars would be more than enough to last someone the rest of their lives if they knew what they were doing with their money and not wasting it all.
Median salary * average career length = $2,695,000. That's about half of what you claim.
And that's before taxes and paying their agent which, even the low rung guys probably have, you could probably comfortably cut that in half. --- Band/Artist I've been listening to way too much: Fallon Bowman/Amphibious Assault. https://soundcloud.com/fallonbowman
Yeah the NFL has pretty much the worst situation for the players out of the major sports, high chance of your career ending suddenly + mostly non guaranteed money unless you are a star QB which is basically like 5-10 players out of 1500. If you get hurt or aren't playing as well as the team thought you would they can just cut you and not have to pay anything or less than you bargained for. Not the best example of overpaid athletes. --- I'm interested in this...