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    Peyton is expected to sign with Denver today . A 5 year $95,000,000. contract .He leaves the colts (was released ) to join an upper echelon team . I'd like to think he can make ends meet on $19,000,000. per.
    Other free agents are lining up to sign with Peyton . Most notably Dallas Clark and Jeff Saturday. Vegas odds makers moved Denver into the top 3 in SB contenders.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Stated other ways: $1,187,500 PER WEEK/GAME, or for just during one game, $395,833 PER HOUR, all for a game that we all played as kids. Keep in mind that there are bye weeks too, which ups those amounts for each game.

    No wonder why some folks think they're overpaid. Good GOD, and thank God that I boycott pro sports!
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    As do I . Indianapolis has built 4 stadiums for the Pacers/Colts-2 have been torn down and citizens are being taxed to help pay for the new stadiums ? The Simons write the Pacers off as a loss and Irsay Jr. is worse than his father. His old man snuck out of baltimore and made Indy pay for the hoosier dome -then when he croaked his son (thanks to Peyton) actually had a winning franchise and extorted a new stadium(the Hoosier/RCA dome was outdated at 14 years old), so now we have a shxt team and a 1/4 billion dollar stadium to pay for.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    I also disagree with the public financing options for these pro teams, if you can afford to buy a team then figure out how to build a stadium.

    But, I definitely don't boycott pro teams. Depriving myself of enjoying professional sports isn't going to change the dynamic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Depriving myself of enjoying professional sports isn't going to change the dynamic.
    Nope, but it does mean that I sleep well at night knowing that I'm not contributing to this absurd system.

    I actually began my boycott of pro sports (the "Big 3," football, baseball, and basketball) in 1988, after the Twins won their first World Series. Kirby Puckett was holding out the next season for a bigger contract. When interviewed on WCCO news in Minneapolis as to why he wasn't taking the Twin's handsome offer, Puckett replied, "my kids have to eat."

    I have not been seen watching a pro sport since, and I LOVE myself for doing so!
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    It does always go back to the pleasure/pain principle. If you get more pleasure from not watching pro sports then you should continue to not watch. I get more pleasure from watching than the pain it would cause if I didn't watch. Having said that, I rarely watch baseball, I usually watch the NBA playoffs, and I'll watch a good bit of NFL games throughout the year just to support my fantasy habit. I watch nearly every San Jose Sharks hockey game, and I went to 16 games this year (plus the playoffs, hopefully). Oddly enough, hockey has become my favorite sport, and hockey players are at the very low end of the salary scale for the big 4 sports. They are usually precent decent guys as well. Maybe that has something to do with my attraction to the sport.

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    I watch pro hockey too (kind of tough not to, being originally from Minnesota and played hockey myself as a kid), but I definitely do enjoy college hockey much more than pro hockey.
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    I listen to the Reds on radio. I watch the playoffs and WS. I watch hockey and football. I go to as many games as I can afford. I don't care how much money they make because they worked hard and became successful in an industry that pays well. I can not fault them or be jealous of that. If someone was offering me 95 million dollars to do my job, I'd take it. I think those who say the players aren't worth it are right. Like Ban said, he doesn't watch anymore because it's not worth it to him. But to guys like me, I think it is worth it. Someone else getting rich doesn't hurt me in any way and I love to watch the best possible athletes play the sports I enjoy watching. But, I don't watch basketball. It lost it's luster after Bird, Magic, Jordan and Dr. J for me.

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    Over the years I have found myself more and more disenfranchised with pro sports. The money seems to get in the way of the game. Now, I find that even college sports are too money-dominated for me to really be enthusiastic about. I mean, can I really believe that my favorite college football team, the USC Trojans, epitomize the concept of the scholar-athlete? I have a really tough time driving past a high school baseball game without stopping for an inning or two (for that matter, a Little League game), but I haven't attended a Dodger game in years. The fans are drunken a$$holes, the owner a sober a$$hole, and the players are mercenaries who will move from contract to contract. I still work to enjoy college sports, carefully enjoy high school sports (does anybody beside me get tired of the local private school buying championships?), and get absolutely enthralled with middle school/Little League/recreation-park-city league sports. It seems if the athletes are older than 12 the money takes over.

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