$$$ Football Players Playing for the Big Bucks $$$

Every year, when the football season begins to wrap up, most Americans mark the Super Bowl on their calendars as if it were a national holiday. In my opinion, I think it is a great way to spend time with family and friends, and celebrate victories of favorite teams, (or mourn over losses), together. While many people agree with this, others see it as a way to con people out of their money. Sophomore Anthony Leydon said, “The Super Bowl has become a major event for us Americans. We see it as more than a game and even celebrate it as a holiday throughout America, but really we watch these players throw a football around for millions of dollars.” On June 12th of 1981, many people became upset with Major League Baseball players going on strike due to the numbers they saw on their pay checks. The players requested raises, and refused to play for two months before they got their ways. Due to this huge controversy, many believe that professional athletes are overpaid. However, through my eyes, I see no harm in these football player’s salaries because so many fans appreciate what they do. Football players don’t just live in fame and glory, they work hard for what they do and sacrifice many things in their lives that we hardly consider privileges, such as college diplomas, privacy, families, etc. Whatever your views are on this issue, try to set them aside once a year to watch and enjoy the most important game to many Americans: the Super Bowl.