Document82.docx - Kaleb Dolina Mr Woirol Period 4 Rhetorical analysis on \u201cAge of the Megadeal Do Athletes Make Too Much Money?\u201d by Phil Taylor Phil

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Kaleb Dolina Mr. Woirol Period 4 Rhetorical analysis on “Age of the Megadeal: Do Athletes Make Too Much Money?” by Phil Taylor Phil Taylor goes through many points in his essay on the issue of athlete pay in professional sports. Professional athletes can make up to $300 million a year off one contract. These massive contract deals in professional sports have raised questions about whether athletes should receive so much money. The BLS estimates the average professional athlete's salary is 5 million dollars. Critics argue that athletes are overpaid for simply playing a game, but in “Age of the Megadeal: Do Athletes Make Too Much Money?”, Phil Taylor analyses the argument against multimillion-dollar salaries and defends his position that athletes deserve they pay they get, for their hard work and talent required to play the games. Phil Taylor uses logos, pathos, statistics, and examples to defend his claim and prove his reasoning. The author introduces the reader to this essay by bringing up a surprising historical fact, sure to intrigue many people interested in the topic. Phil Taylor mentions how many professional

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