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11-16-2012, 12:57 PM
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Erik Estrada
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Originally Posted by Koss View Post
Not true. It's the fans' money that we are talking about. Of course, with no NHL hockey games, conversations at the water cooler, at dinner etc. have broken down to NHL CBA discussions in Canada. Almost always, the popular sentiment is that there is something wrong with our society when we as consumers allow our sports heroes to be better compensated than our doctors.
Except it's not a problem with our society, it's a problem with human nature. Top athletes are always compensated more than more useful jobs. That's life...

The top athlete in Ancient Rome made more than any athlete today:

"Struck calculated that Diocles’ s total earnings of 35,863,120 sesterces were enough to provide grain for the entire population of Rome for one year, or to fund the Roman Army at its height for more than two months.

“By today’s standards that last figure, assuming the apt comparison is what it takes to pay the wages of the American armed forces for the same period, would cash out to about $15 billion,” wrote Struck."


http://news.discovery.com/history/hi...ient-rome.html

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