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    people oppose the high salaries athletes make because it’s hard to believe a person can make that much from playing ball and having fun. Society view athletes as an overpaid profession from their emotions. There’s have to be why athletes make on average millions a year. They are not paid that “ridiculous” amount for no apparent reason. Athletes are behind the success of our economy. Many businesses and jobs are kept alive because of them. Athletes are not overpaid because they have helped many…

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    Students read Mueller’s article of “Two Sides to Every Coin: Are Professional Athletes Overpaid?”, students will create a concept map to begin an argumentative essay. Students will learn to use phrases to connect ideas in different areas of the map and create a better understanding of the topic by connecting the information in a different way. Lesson Title: Building an Argument For/Against If Professional Athletes are Overpaid Curriculum Standards Addressed: National Standard(s) IRA/NCTE…

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    money that athletes receive. Professional athletes provide entertainment for society, but I believe they receive an unreasonable salary. Overall, athletes are overpaid because all they are doing is playing a game to entertain while other more important professions are making much less, they don't contribute to society, there are better places to use the money, and the money received could be used to pay for more useful causes that would benefit our society. First of all, all athletes are doing…

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    Why Athletes Are Overpaid

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    of athletes in the NFL after 2 years of retirement are bankrupt. Athletes are overpaid to play something for “fun”, even some athletes seem to be paid limitless amounts of money to play sports. Most athletes pay is more than most people who are actually important. Stanton scored 325 million dollars for only 37 home runs. Even the president's annual salary is only 400,000. People who devote their lives to try to make cures for cancer don’t even get half as much as a baseball player. Athletes get…

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    As many people know professional athletes tend to be paid very well. Whether they play soccer, basketball, or golf they make more money than many people could ever dream of. Whether it is all deserved or not is the biggest question. In Reed and O’Connors article Are Professional Athletes Overpaid they provide this information, “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an Army General with over 20 years of service makes approximately $192,864 a year. The 2014 median compensation for a General…

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    Are Athletes Overpaid? Lebron James, a living basketball legend who makes slam dunks look as easy as hopscotch, had made a whooping total of $71 million last year, and there is a problem with that. Even though all professional athletes may not make nearly as much as Lebron James, most of them are at least around the $2 million to $5 million per year range, which is well above the average income for a family. Many people love going to games and watching their favorite sports teams or athletes…

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    football. This helps lead us to the question, are athletes overpaid? Many professional athletes get paid millions of dollars. Some people think that these athletes are overpaid and some think they are not. They do make more than nurses, doctors, and firefighters, but that is because they have a short career and receive many injuries. Their career is based almost completely on our entertainment. Some of the players do have…

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    Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? Are professional athletes overpaid? This question is asked around schools, work places, and homes everywhere. Many people in the United States would agree that yes, professional athletes are overpaid. Everyday many individuals hear about another mega multi-million dollar contract for a professional athlete. For example, in 2014 Miami Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton signed a 13 year, 325 million dollar contract (“Giancarlo Stanton”). Although one of…

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    Yes I think athletes are overpaid . One reason why I think that athletes are overpaid is because care makers don’t make that much. Here the average salary for a nurse 70,000 dollars doctors make 187,200 dollars a year. Guess how much sport make 500,000 to 71 million dollars. Even people who risk their life for there country or other people. In the military you paid 55,620 - 62,220 I think that is just crazy. In our society many people have not as much as you think if you parents went to…

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    Are professionals athletes really worth all the money they are given for their “careers”? Athletes are not overpaid. They dedicate their lives to one sole sport while missing out on important personal life things, just to entertain us. Although it may look like they live elegant lives their job comes with many disadvantages as well. I believe athletes deserve what they earn because while playing their sports injuries are a constant threat that can end or alter their lives, many jobs wouldn’t…

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