As a sports fan, I say sort of. I know most of you on the forums don't care much about sports, but a pretty big handfull do. Being a huge fan of baseball and seeing the New York Yankees pile up the cash for the payroll is very....well dissappointing to me. Because of these big market teams paying so much to highly wanted free agents, the money and stock just goes straight up all day everyday. The same thing is going on in Football (no not soccer football), where CB Nate Clements got a 80 million dollar deal from the 49ers, which is a lot in the sport of Football, the thing is Nate Clements is a mediocore cornerback at best. I also know that Zidane got a huge payday for signing with Real Madrid not long ago. Additionally, basketball also pays it's players with hand fulls of dough. But, in reality most of these athletes aren't payed so much, especially in the sport of Baseball, where most players don't get much money for their first 7 years in the majors, because in that time they cannot become free agents. Ok after all of that, I still think that extraordinary athletes are diamonds in the rough. They are so hard to find and so physically beyond normal people that they should get paid as much as they do. Sure, there's always rigorous contracts to mediocore players that you shake your head at, and that is why I think some athletes are overpaid, but when you got guys like Pujols (baseball), Urlacher (football), LeBron James, and whoever are great athletes in soccer (Ronaldo, Henry, etc), these guys should get their payday because their talent and great physical ability makes their money for them. But when you give a guy like Gil Meche (a mediocore pitcher) a 5 year 55 million dollar deal, there's some problems going on. So What are your thoughts?