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10-04-2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Slabber Chops View Post
The difference is that your play and pain brought joy to yourself, maybe your friends, and likely your family. If you fluffed a play, you're not on the 6 o'clock bulletin, you're not in the newspapers, and you're not recognised and given a verbal as you walk down the street. You can go to a bar without being recognised by every scrub who is looking to make a name for himself. And finally, your career is not at imminent risk of being ended at any second by some freak accident / incident a la Crosby. And you also need to remember that they are entertainers by trade. I do not think their salaries are too unreasonable for the level of entertainment provided and to the numbers that it is provided and the sponsorship and television revenues generated by that entertainment.

My five cents worth.
Again, no one is saying they make too much. All we are saying is stop *****ing about putting your body on the line because 1. You chose to do it and 2. You are getting paid big bucks to play a game many of us play and sacrifice our bodies for and we actually pay to do so.

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