Originally posted by HessianDud:Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by HessianDud:Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
If you agree that they already get paid very well, then you must agree that they need to stop their b***hing and show up to "work".
That makes almost no sense.
Yes, they're paid well.
Yes, they have a right to use their ability to bargain for more money, if possible.
Yes, the owners have a right to lockout the players and use their powers to bargain.
Uh oh! I haven't picked a side and started demonizing! Oh noes!
But no they shouldn't be grateful for their already ridiculously-high wages and stop b***hing about wanting more money?
Irrelevant. I'm sure they're grateful, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to use their ability to make more money. If you had a chance to get a raise, you would, but you aren't a millionaire athlete, so nobody cares. It's not immoral to try to get more money.
If there's more money being made, it either goes to the owners, or the players. Why should the players not try to get more? Because they already make a lot? So do the owners. Should they then just burn the money, because it's excessive?
only athletes have to be grateful for their money. businessmen are allowed to always want more.
He's making me defend a union, and it makes me feel dirty.
come to the dark side, my friend. we live on government handouts and retire on cushy pensions and never, ever work. never.
I can't do it. Next, you'll want me to support disability and hippies.