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Christopher Smith
University of Phoenix
COM-170 COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION I
January 14, 2014 Regina Vega

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Growing up, there are countless young boys, who have the dream of someday being a professional football or baseball player. Going outside and letting the imagination of being on the big stage and making the final pitch to win the World Series or the final Hail Mary throw to win the Super bowl. As a young kid, the dream of one day being the best and be paid to play a sport they grew up loving and playing. Although the sports of football and baseball are both very popular, there are a substantial amount of differences between
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The reason MLB players make so much is because there are 162 games per team a season not including the playoffs. Where as in the NFL there are only 16 games not including the playoffs. With baseball players playing multiple games per week & football players playing one or two games a week but usually one the money start to add up. It has also been argued that college athletes should be paid for what they do. While the NCAA is completely against collegiate athletes getting paid. However, that does not stop some players from getting money. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster came out and said in an interview that while playing football at Tennessee he took money on the side because he didn’t have enough money to eat. “My senior year I was getting money on the side.”- Arian Foster. “I really didn’t have any money. I had to either pay rent or buy some food.”- Arian Foster Also just last season Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel was put under investigation by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for supposedly receiving money for a large amount of autographed memorabilia that he signed. The NCAA is completely against collegiate athletes receiving money. Although the sports of football & baseball are both very popular, there are a substantial amount of differences

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