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Did the Giants Overpay?

New York signed quarterback Eli Manning to a seven-year $106.9 million deal, but did the Giants pay too much?

Posted by Emil Steiner on August 6, 2009 10:00 AM
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victorlove1: There is not one athlete in any field that is worth the pay they receive, they are over compensated coming out of college. I defy anyone to...

DCScribe1: @ Walksoft Just like Dr.s choose their field of expertise, so do professional athletes. It's a career choice. While a doctor may have hundr...

jak_deth: This reminds of the question "Is AROD worth 25 mil a year?". Maybe, if he hit 73 home runs every year, batted .385 every year and knocked in...

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cbmuzik Author Profile Page :

Of course they paid too much. All Eli is is a Manning. He would have gotten the money if he qb'd for the Miami Dolphins hosting a 1-15 record!

He's a Manning folks! High profiled family members get Player's Club bonuses just for showing up in the league. Look at how many premiere qb's whp weren't afforded the opportunity to get the kind of money Eli is getting, better numbers and a better upside?

It's the league looking out for it's own. Eli hasn't really proven anything other than New York needs a franchise face...and I'm not sure I would make it Eli's. He's my qb, but he barely won New York it's Bowl Game...give that award to a no-name wideout who made an amazing catch off of a terrible throw.

106.9 million...he'd better donate half that to The Gates Foundation.

Jimbo77 Author Profile Page :

YES!!!!!!!! None of these guys are worth this kind of money.

Jimbo77 Author Profile Page :

YES!!!!!!!! None of these guys are worth this kind of money.

WalkSoft Author Profile Page :

YES!!! What family Doctor makes 1/10 his money?
When your life is on ALERT you go to a Doctor not a pro athlete,but yell about AIG,GM........executives.....I'm tiered of getting ripped off by basically morons threw my cable bill! I don't even watch these Over Paid CRY babies!!

thetroubleboys Author Profile Page :

Well, duh!!

It's just a game - similar to wrestling.

As walksoft alludes, it's not like he's performing heart surgery or rescuing someone from a collapsed building in Lower Manhattan, is it?

Blurred Author Profile Page :

I don't even know what he is getting paid, but football is stupid. Too many people base their happiness on the success of 46 overpaid, overweight criminals that they don't know. Spend those 4 hours on Sunday playing with you kids or helping your wife out around the house.

alex35332 Author Profile Page :

2 separate issues in all this. 1st is the fact that Eli is not the best player at his position, not nearly, he is not even the best in the NFC East, not even the 2nd best and is almost tied for 3rd. If he is worth that then his big brother is worth close to a quarter billion.

the second issue is the price they are putting on players in the NFL and sports in general. Its to a point where you can no longer relate to players. Why should a 3rd string QB in the NFL be making more money then 97% of the country? Why should they make more then the president of the United States? For what Eli is making we should be sending him over to Iran to negotiate the release of the hostages.

KraftPaper Author Profile Page :

Where did the Giants get the dough to begin with? The Cubs owner recently filed for bankruptcy. The Nets can't meet payroll. The Yanks have to borrow from the City to build a stadium. If their balance sheets were public we'd know if any of these celebrity athletes is getting a dime of their so called contract.

victorlove1 Author Profile Page :

There is not one athlete in any field that is worth the pay they receive, they are over compensated coming out of college.

I defy anyone to find or name one business that bases their pay scale on "potential",
Every worker in every business, except politics and sports and wall st., first has to prove that they can "produce" consistently before they are eligible for a raise, even then, they have to beg for a raise!

"We put people in the stands", "our careers
are short because of the physical demands
on our bodies" is their argument.

Then why aren't carpenters, steel workers
etc. being compensated as well? We're the people who put people in stadiums and arenas, office buildings and shopping malls. With out us you wouldn't have a place to sleep, shop or work, or have a place to enjoy your favorite sport. And daily, our members are killed, maimed, incur physical disabilities etc., where is our compensation?

Americans gratitude in my opinion is misplaced, Where would America, indeed the world, be without craftsmen who "create" something that last a lot longer than temporary excitement?

DCScribe1 Author Profile Page :

@ Walksoft

Just like Dr.s choose their field of expertise, so do professional athletes. It's a career choice. While a doctor may have hundres of patients, pro athletes have millions that attend games, order direct T.V. packages, and watch on T.V. Advertising drives up the salaries. Dr.s don't have that luxury. Hef it's capitalism at it's finest. Don'tbe mad you underestimated the shrewd,entrepreneurial minds of pro athletes. Only in America baby!!!

jak_deth Author Profile Page :

This reminds of the question "Is AROD worth 25 mil a year?". Maybe, if he hit 73 home runs every year, batted .385 every year and knocked in 215 RBI's a year and won the Triple Crown every year, then 15 mil per year, MAYBE!!

 
 
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