Athletes as Moneymakers Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Athletes as Moneymakers
A paper arguing that athletes today are overrated, overpaid and mainly concerned with earning more money.
# 110694 | 1,185 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2008 in Sport (Players) , Advertising (Industry-Specific) , Sport (Medicine and Drugs)

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The paper asserts that athletes' salaries are not driven by talent as much as they are driven by advertising. The paper disregards the bodily sacrifice that an athlete makes and instead highlights athletes' alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. The paper talks about the unrealistic dreams of youngsters who have become less focused on the competition of sport, and more on the amenities associated with high incomes. The paper fiercely contends that with the sports industry's and athletes' focus on revenue, the competition of natural human endurance has taken a back seat to financial greed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crowe, Cameron (dir), Jerry Maguire (Motion Picture) (2006), Sony Pictures Entertainment/Tristar Picture, USA.
  • Gohl, Sarah E. "A Lesson in English and Gender: Title IX and the Male Student-Athlete." Duke Law Journal 50.4 (2001): 1123. Questia. 28 Jan. 2008 <>.
  • Payton, Walter, Football Hall of Fame, found online at, retrieved 28 January 2008.
  • "THE OLYMPICS 2004: DRUGS ACROPOLIS NOW! 2004 Is Year of the Dope Cheats." Sunday Mirror (London, England) : 83. Questia. 28 Jan. 2008 <>.

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