03-29-2011, 07:55 PM #61
Re: Shiancoe: With injury risks, NFL players deserve..Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1092626
This debate, at it's CORE, has nothing to do with Nurses...please stop trying to make this a tit-for-tat comparison.
Despite what Kevincox wrote, football is - and remains - a GAME. We play it for FUN all across the nation. There are back yards full of 7-year olds who are playing football right now.
...there are also thousands of people playing "Doctor"...but that's a different story altogether...
These athletes play a GAME at a very high level...but it is STILL A GAME.
When I compare that to any number of other professions, I have a hard time doing so because the others AREN'T games. And, in some of the examples I used, people die if it's done wrong....or sometimes if it's done right.
But, again, football remains a GAME.
Now, if you introduce to the conversation the "Closed economy" element, and we solely judge between players and owners - with no other variables introduced - then MAYBE Shiancoe has some merit in his comments...
The trouble is, it ISN'T a "closed economy". It's a system funded by those same white and blue collar workers I have been talking about. It's actually THEIR money that the owners and players are fighting over. Money that they, the fans, pay to watch a GAME.
Finally, to respond to Mr. Anderson, I never stated that I could play football to the same level...and I never said that NFL players are incapable of doing any number of other tasks/jobs/occupations.
I said they play a GAME. A game that I too can play. My initial point was that in as much as that's really all they do - play a game - do they truly DESERVE (as Shiancoe put it) all that money? And before you start pulling names like Birk, Page, or any other to support the "best and the brightest" theory, let me remind you of the plethora of names that fall to the other end of the spectrum, like Pacman Jones or Maurice Clarett.
My point was that every person who performs in a vital service or organization who DOESN'T get compensated in the millions of dollars might just take offense to statement's like, "We deserve this money", or "I'm just trying to feed my family". Professional athletes are an over compensated lot, and we only have ourselves to blame for it.
But when billionaires and millionaires fight over who "Deserves" the money...well, my answer is, "Neither one of you do".
Re: Shiancoe: With injury risks, NFL players deserve..Originally Posted by "Caine" #1092671
I think I came up with a good analogy by using my Parcheesi club as an example.
So first you have.......
Aw, hell with it. No one is going to buy it anyway.:cheer:
03-30-2011, 11:10 AM #63Training Camp
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Re: Shiancoe: With injury risks, NFL players deserve..
I think they make more than coal miners and those guys on deadliest catch. Pretty sure that's more dangerous. If you don't think you are being paid well enough to work for employer X then find a different job, that's what the rest of us do.None
03-30-2011, 02:52 PM #64
Re: Shiancoe: With injury risks, NFL players deserve..Originally Posted by "Walter Clock" #1092695
Been done thousands of times.
Another option is to sue the employer.
03-31-2011, 01:49 AM #65
Re: Shiancoe: With injury risks, NFL players deserve..Originally Posted by "jmcdon00" #1092698
Kind of hard to strong arm your employer into better wages when he's got people in China who will work for 30 cents an hour...
...sure, they don't do it as well...and their quality is a little lower...
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