Please, enlighten us as to what your career is. I'm sure it's really meaningful. There are like 8 people on the planet who have a career that is legitimately making a difference. And I would put 2 athletes in that group of 8 people.
I'm sick and tired of hearing people say that athletes are undeserving of the money the make. For myself (and for many others) sports are one of the greatest things in the world. In a world that is consumed by technology to the point where you can barely get a young person to look up from their goddamn cell phone, sports remain one of the few pure things left in the world. Sports are full of more passion, emotion, and desire than almost any other endeavour in the world. These athletes sacrifice their entire life to make it to the top, and they deserve every penny they get. What else in this world can move a man to tears, or to scream in ecstasy, or to rage in frustration? Sports can. I'm not so sure that sports aren't the greatest thing in the world.