Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Sports Salaries

Editor, Times-Union:

In a news report today, Nov. 24, I read a college coach "signed a seven-year deal worth $1.25 million a season that could grow to more than $2 million with incentives."

There is something wrong somewhere. We have young men and women paying a supreme sacrifice for peanuts compared to this. It is no wonder people in other countries hate us when they see us doing such outrageous things like this when so many do not have housing or good food. There needs to be a zero taken off the pay for persons in sports. No doubt if this were done, a person who now gets $1 million would get only $100,000, which would then be a challenge for that person to be able to buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk.

We sure have our priorities out of whack, and people go ape over sporting events. I played sports in school and enjoyed them very much, but they were not the most important thing in my life.

Fred Yohey
Mastodon City


King Koopa said...

Holy shitcakes! This guy's on to something. Talk about droppin' knowledge on a brother?! Slow down, Fred! You just took me to school! You're droppin' science, math, AND economics on us! Who knew life could be so unfair like that?, it just boggles my mind. Mr. Yohey needs to have his own column at the Times Union...'The Way Things Oughta Be' by Fred Yohey.

Reagan said...

I hate most sports, I think they should only be religated to the vein of "extracurricular activities". Then we all could play together.

Rob said...

Personally, even as someone who frequently goes ape over sporting events, I think athletes should be paid less, too. That way, the owners can make more money. Also, I think pie should be free.