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      11-05-2022, 10:12 AM   #45
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Seems like one of the few spots in our social system where people are actually paid relative to their skills and the amount of money they pull in.

In theory:
These players are, by definition, the best in the world at what they do.
You can’t just go out and find someone else to do it as well or better.
You can’t teach someone else to do it as well or better.
And, so long as people choose to buy seats and merch, the money flows.

….Unlike, say, CEOs who make literally hundreds of times more that the workers who actually create and support some product or service (and may be paid that whether or not they perform).

To it all: “that’s capitalism, baby.”
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      11-21-2022, 04:19 PM   #46
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There is literally one person & team to blame.

Neymar & PSG.

After PSG paid 222 million for him, blowing the previous record out of the water by more than double, all sports lost sense of money.
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      12-15-2022, 08:32 PM   #47
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There is literally one person & team to blame.

Neymar & PSG.

After PSG paid 222 million for him, blowing the previous record out of the water by more than double, all sports lost sense of money.
Meanwhile in baseball, Justin Verlander just got a 2-year deal for 86 million dollars.

That's $1.2 million per start.

This is way past obscene.
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      12-22-2022, 04:13 PM   #48
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Yeah, same here and pretty sure it's happening across the board. I too find more excitement in city local games than in televised games. I admit it, I did watch the soccer WC, it's only for every 4 years so it's not big of a commitment. And yeah, Neymar and the PSG precedent,, oh man, we can't go backwards I guess......... way before that Neymar was already one of those players that just made me feel irritated by just looking at him..... that ain't happening in a highschoolers match tho
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They wouldn't get that kind of money or have that kind of power if it weren't for the advertising revenue that they bring to networks. More eyeballs = more money. And they are effectively the product so I don't begrudge them for making a ton of money when they generate so much. Beats the old days when star players had to second job in the off-season.
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