At 3/19/13 07:13 PM, Xenomit wrote:
I tried to keep out of this, but this bullshit has to end.
A few hundred dollars here and there doesn't matter. A few hundred million dollars here and there makes a fuckton of difference
Wow, because every fucking ballplayer on a team is being paid like Joe Flacco or A-Rod. Plus, let's be honest, a few hundred million dollars doesn't really go as far as it used to, especially when you look at the grand scheme of things.
No, it's sickening that someone can work out, get good at blocking people, and play in a few games, and then make enough money per year to fix a lot of national issues.
Once again, $100 million doesn't really go that far, especially when most government programs are in the billions of dollars and growing every day. Also, most of them are the best in the world at what they do, and are employed by multi-billion dollar franchises that are mostly respected throughout the respective communities.
Take for example, the Cincinnati Bengals. For a long time, they were considered to be the worst ran franchise in the NFL, if not in all of sports, and yet, they are still a billion dollar franchise, because there are people who are more than willing to shell out money to go to their games, buy their gear, and the networks air their games on TV.
If I donated every single cent of mine to help the nation get out of this rut, it wouldn't make a single difference. But if every single football player gave up at least half of what they earn, we'd be out of trouble in no time. But NOPE, just because they can run a ball around like a child, they get to keep billions and billions of dollars to themselves.
First of all, your estimations on how much football players make is way off, and I just explained it so I'm not going to repeat it. Second, that's really not going to make much of a difference in the big picture, considering that there will be plenty of poor people, slums and what have you. Just go look in downtown Detroit as an example, no amount of charitable works by a certain ballplayer will improve the life of a family living in a shitty housing project, unless they decide to pay their rent/mortgage, light bills, etc. for them, and they ain't going to do that, because they have families to feed themselves.
Not saying that their charitable works aren't admirable, but it's only a drop in the bucket in the big picture.
Justify that. I swear to god you can't.
I just did. Multi-billion dollar franchises in which a good amount of them have been around for decades, in addition to having the best in the world at what they do, it's only right that they get paid their just due.
I could try to explain stuff like collective bargaining and TV deals that change the income of teams, but I know that you won't get it if I explained it to you, because you'll bitch about it.
And? They're not paying the players, they're paying the NFL. Justify someone getting hundreds of millions of dollars for playing a game.
Not wasting my time explaining what I just said.
Because I worked to earn it. These guys didn't earn hundreds of millions. They just play a game.
Yes, then we should pay them 3rd world socialist wages for playing a game that millions of people love and has the possibility of damage to their bodies in the future, because they love what they do. Words can't describe how ego-driven and ignorant you are, and this is definitely not the first time.
Dude I don't even want any of the money, it just makes me physically ill that someone can play a child's sport and get paid out of the ass as though they're saving the nation or something.
My bullshit detector just broke. I guarantee you if that being a furry would net you Joe Flacco money, I don't think that you would object, now would you? Just because you don't like football players being paid more money than you'll ever have in your life, doesn't mean that it should bother you, especially if you don't care in the first place.
Please don't embarrass yourself further by coming up with some bullshit reason they should get to keep hundreds of millions of dollars that they didn't even work to earn.
I've said my piece, so I'll just leave this. You are putting your ego and your jealousy into this argument, and bashing on football players for doing something that they love to do, and you hate. This is the pot calling the tea kettle black, served with a side of ignorance.