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But, but , but, he's important.
 
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When morbidly obese men stop going to the games and pretending their face paint and shirtless beer gut,
screaming and drinking has anything to do with the outcome of the game maybe it will change.
Good grief, who am I kidding.
I haven't watched a pro sport of any kind for at least 20 years.
They are boring. Sports are to be played, not watched.
 

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I've slowly lost interest in sports over the past 20 years. I dont blame the athletes for asking for or getting X amount of money. The league generates revenue to pay their salaries and has the money to spend. If he doesnt ask for or get what he wants then someone else will pay him. Teams have a salary cap and have to spend that money in order to compete. I feel like I'm worth X amount of dollars and I am not getting quiet that much. I have the option to quit and go somewhere else or take it, just like they do.

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This isn't done by Dak but by his agent(s). After the story Broke, Dak was interviewed and indicated that he just wants to play football. That's all he's focussed on. Higher salaries mean higher earnings for agents so his story does have some legitimacy.
 
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No sports figure alive is worth more than a million - more like half that. Pro sports was ruined when agents took over. I just want to see them all go belly up.
 

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It should be like motorsports, a single purse for each game and it gets divided up among the players according to scores.
 

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This isn't done by Dak but by his agent(s). After the story Broke, Dak was interviewed and indicated that he just wants to play football. That's all he's focussed on. Higher salaries mean higher earnings for agents so his story does have some legitimacy.
Maybe for him but anyone representing me turns down $30 Million for 1 year’s work is gonna get fired! I could live extremely will on the $30Million.
 
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This isn't done by Dak but by his agent(s). After the story Broke, Dak was interviewed and indicated that he just wants to play football. That's all he's focussed on. Higher salaries mean higher earnings for agents so his story does have some legitimacy.
Umm, yeah -- sure. It's all his AGENT'S fault.

"Fans, don't be mad at ME -- I'm on YOUR side. It's that mean old agent who's MAKING me hold out for the extra $10 million."

Paging Mr. Oney. Mr. Bull Oney, would you please pick up the red courtesy phone?

(Names have been changed to protect the innocent -- me -- since forum decorum prohibits me from using Mr. Oney's TRUE last name).
 

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Ever since he recently signed for $35 million per year, Russell Wilson of the Seahawks has become the standard by which all other NFL quarterbacks are measured. And Wilson became that standard by surpassing Aaron Rogers. And so on, and so on, and so on...

It's a classic case of "Mine is bigger than yours" but in this case it's their contracts.
 
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I'm wishy washy on this topic. On the one hand, it bugs me that these people make so much money playing a game, or acting, or singing, or whatever. On the other hand, I think go for it, good for you. If people are willing to cough up for it, more power to ya. I like sports but all we follow now is NCAA, specifically the TCU Horned Frogs...but let's not start talking head coach salaries vs professors. lol
 

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We pay for them, whether you watch the game or not.
Do you drink the beer, buy the make of car, eat the chips? They all pay the network, who in return, contracts with the NFL.
Evidently, the market hasn't hit the peak.
 

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I'm amazed at how much money it takes to get someone to forget how to catch a ball.
 

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I don't have a problem with it.

If he can convince somebody to pay him millions of dollars to throw a ball around less than 2 dozen times a year (16 game regular season plus the playoffs), then more power to him.
 

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I think it is just another example of today's society and it's diseased sense of priorities and what is really important. What can you expect from a society that pays a union garbage man more than the police that try to protect us or the teachers that try to teach our children?

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When morbidly obese men stop going to the games and pretending their face paint and shirtless beer gut,
screaming and drinking has anything to do with the outcome of the game maybe it will change.
Good grief, who am I kidding.
I haven't watched a pro sport of any kind for at least 20 years.
They are boring. Sports are to be played, not watched.
I haven't watched any sports other than motorcycle road racing (on the net, they don't televise such things) in years. But, I'm sorta interested in the Astros. At this point, on paper, they may be the best team ever put together in ML baseball. JMHO. :D
 

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And what these prema donnas make for a living is controlled by free markets. You might think a fire fighter is worth more, but if you can throw a football, you can fill stadiums and sell tickets and get air time on TV worth millions and millions. Fire fighters are a dime a dozen. It's simple free market economics which one should appreciate unless, like AOC, they're card carrying socialists.
 

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I stand corrected from my previous statement as it appears as he does want more money. Now I understand why defensive linemen enjoy hurting QB's.
 
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One way or another, high profile pro sports often self destruct. Competition from other sports, incredibly high salaries, decadent behavior on the part of athletes. When I was a kid, everyone knew who Joe Frazier and Mohammed Ali were, and I could've cared less for boxing. How many ordinary people know who the heavyweight champ is today? I don't, that's for sure.

Reality shows may be dumb, but they're doing away with stupid sitcoms and overpaid TV stars. I don't care..I don't watch either. I'm guessing something like that will happen with many pro sports, too. Video games are the number one form of entertainment, and have been for years. Like someone else said, sports are for playing.
 
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