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Sadly, Ed is right on. Sadly, great athletes get paid more than great doctors, scientists, teachers, engineers, mathematicians, etc. Of course, the question is why do they get paid more? Sadly, because we actually value athletic achievement more than we do intellectual achievement.
As great as I think athletics is, it's intellectual greatness that improves society. We need to get our priorities straight.