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the World's First Billion-Dollar Athlete Is Just a Few Years Away

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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the World's First Billion-Dollar Athlete Is Just a Few Years Away


www.theatlantic. com

Just as TV economics are transforming college football and creating new winners and losers, they are about to do the same in baseball, further widening the payroll gap between high and low-spending teams. Sometime in the next few years, it produce something astounding: The first billion-dollar player.

Reports surfaced on Monday that the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to signing a 25-year television deal with Fox worth between $6 and $7 billion, paying the Dodgers $280 million a year, up from the current level of $40 million. This follows a deal Fox signed with the Los Angeles Angels in Decem
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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Its time with one third of the american population living in poverty to start to boycott sports and start putting our hard earned money to our families and those in need. We need to start realizing we might just be next on the pink slip line. We can't pay our teachers, but we can pay a guy millions to hit a ball with a stick. Its time to lay down Americas real religion and get a life

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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the article says that mike trout may get the first billion dollar contract because of the rookie year he had (.326, 30 hr's) when he becomes a free agent.

but there was a rookie who had an ever greater year in mlb history, walt dropo (.322, 34 hr's, 144 rbi's).

many of you are probably saying, walt who? exactly.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 02:54 AM
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Trout's not getting a billion dollars...the biggest contract in history isn't even 300 mill...unless they sign him for 25 years...he'll end up getting like 300-350 mil..(pretty cool sidenote, I played a game against him in high school)..he has a shot of making a net billion over multiple contracts, I guess. But that's 25 years at 40M per, the highest salary in the game now is 30M..and most players don't make it to 20 years. But, considering endorsements Trout has a good shot of making a billion over his career, I guess.

ETA: Never heard of Dropo, but unless he played gold glove defense in CF, stole 50 bases, and scored about a run per game his season probably wasn't as good.


Lebron James will be worth a billion at some point.

And OP, you might be interested in this from the debate forum: Is Sports Culture good for American society

I argued that sports culture has a net positive effect, and it's something I feel strongly about.

Maybe they are over paid, but hey they make what they make because people like it. A lot.

And are you against other entertainers making huge money? Do you like movies? Music?

Same concept, the people with the highest skill in our cultures favorite forms of entertainment make a lot of money. Just because you don't like sports, doesn't make it any less legitimate than George Lucas making billions off of Star Wars.

A lot of good comes from sports.
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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As a general observation, the colossal sums of cash involved in US baseball and other sports is obscene and will be detrimental to normal fans. The need for a return will see more TV adverts for longer and more commercialism. Clubs, owners and players will get richer, but the sporting experience for the fans will diminish.

Sad really and sod all we can do about it, except turn off or not pay to watch.

Regards



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:43 AM
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Yet DARPA has seen fit to make those types as obsolescent as bayonets. Maybe we just keep them in the limelight to throw other countries off?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I could got agree more. However, the same goes for a lot of other entertainment vices.

I hear everyone talk about how bad the economy is, how they need more money and all, yet it is nothing for them to spend a chunk of monie at the movies, to go see a game, or on a video game. I am left wondering what the hell they are thinking. If money is tight I am not going to be spending it on stuff that is pointless and will hold no value other than in the right now.

That siad it is their money and their families. If they want to spend money like there is not a problem it is their choice. It will be them looking their family in the eye saying they cannot eat or what ever.

Besides if people would stop spending on all the useless stuff like that the prices would go down as demand for it went down. I never have figured out why a sports or movie star should be making more than a first responder makes in a life time.

Raist



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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Thank you OP. I love living in a society that pays it's educators and protectors minimum wage and makes it's entertainers rich. 10 years of medical school and you still can't make as much as Justin Beiber.

Idiots.
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by shelookslikeone
Thank you OP. I love living in a society that pays it's educators and protectors minimum wage and makes it's entertainers rich. 10 years of medical school and you still can't make as much as Justin Beiber.

Idiots.
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Yeah, I was gonna say, this reminds me of 'America'. The american way. Seems they are trying to expand the gap between the rich and poor in sports as well.



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