Will Wilson Be Compensated To Appear In Pro Bowl?

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  • The "elected" winner in a Pro Bowl recieves $45,000 ..the losers $22,500.

    Chump change for 90% of the players. To Wilson that's big money right now.

    I've gone through the search engines and can't find out if Russell is going to get paid...or played!
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  • I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.
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  • Plus, I'm sure he is and will be getting money from several other places.
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  • Of course he'll get paid.
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  • jkitsune wrote:I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.



    Me,...I have a different view of it. Wilson will most likely bring me much happiness over the next few years. I've gone to several doctors recently that make more than RW and I have to tell ya..I have little expectation they will make me feel better than Mr. Wilson.

    I care about "everything" Wilson. Mr. Wilson is worth every penny he makes from here on out.
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  • HUGGY wrote:
    jkitsune wrote:I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.



    Me,...I have a different view of it. Wilson will most likely bring me much happiness over the next few years. I've gone to several doctors recently that make more than RW and I have to tell ya..I have little expectation they will make me feel better than Mr. Wilson.

    I care about "everything" Wilson. Mr. Wilson is worth every penny he makes from here on out.


    I suppose, but rookies in the NFL, including Russell Wilson, make far more than the vast majority of doctors make. I don't begrudge Wilson a single dime he earns, but I definitely am not concerned about when the Seahawks (or anyone else) can find a way to pay him more money.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Of course he'll get paid.


    From what little I can find...If he wasn't "elected" all he gets is air fare and hotel accomodations.
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  • With Wilson on the team I hope that Sherman is doubling down on the NFC.
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  • I don't know all the rules but I'm pretty sure you have to pay the man to play the game. It's his job.
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  • People forget that Wilson probably has endorsements outside of his football contract. Levi I believe is one of them and I'm sure he has more.
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  • i sure as hell wouldn't be risking my body if i wasn't getting paid.. especially if i wasn't elected... i'd be in costa rica boning my hot wife on a stack of playbooks and game film.
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  • hawker84 wrote:i sure as hell wouldn't be risking my body if i wasn't getting paid.. especially if i wasn't elected... i'd be in costa rica boning my hot wife on a stack of playbooks and game film.


    The Pro Bowl is a dog and pony show. Nobody gets hurt. Nobody gets tackled hard. Wilson has nothing to fear except maybe his wife might want to get on with the honeymoon and some personal time with Russell.

    What I can't seem to figure out is what "third alternate'" in the voting means. I'm pretty sure that non elected players do not get the $42,500 for winning or the $22.500 for losing in the Pro Bowl.
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  • HUGGY wrote:
    hawker84 wrote:i sure as hell wouldn't be risking my body if i wasn't getting paid.. especially if i wasn't elected... i'd be in costa rica boning my hot wife on a stack of playbooks and game film.


    The Pro Bowl is a dog and pony show. Nobody gets hurt. Nobody gets tackled hard. Wilson has nothing to fear except maybe his wife might want to get on with the honeymoon and some personal time with Russell.

    What I can't seem to figure out is what "third alternate'" in the voting means. I'm pretty sure that non elected players do not get the $42,500 for winning or the $22.500 for losing in the Pro Bowl.



    I think your completely wrong. If your on the squad than you get the money. How could it be any other way? Do you honestly think these "replacements" for the orginal pro-bowlers would play for nothing? Ridiculous.
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  • I hope he wins $45k, that's a new 4-Runner. Russell Wilson deserves a new 4-Runner.
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  • jkitsune wrote:I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.

    This is a very common, but misplaced sentiment. Yeah, NFL players, even the bottom tier, make more money than most. But it's a matter of being competitively compensated within the job market. There's absolutely no doubt that he's vastly underpaid based on performance and relative value across his position. So when people say he is underpaid, it's because of the relative market of the NFL, not a concern for his ability to make ends meet.
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  • Russell Wilson will make more during the length of his rookie contract than many Americans will see in an ENTIRE lifetime of work. I'm not crying tears for him making league minimum.
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  • Im only 23 , but if he loses the Probowl he will have 22k more then i have lol.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:With Wilson on the team I hope that Sherman is doubling down on the NFC.


    Good one.
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  • MadSweeney wrote:
    jkitsune wrote:I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.

    This is a very common, but misplaced sentiment. Yeah, NFL players, even the bottom tier, make more money than most. But it's a matter of being competitively compensated within the job market. There's absolutely no doubt that he's vastly underpaid based on performance and relative value across his position. So when people say he is underpaid, it's because of the relative market of the NFL, not a concern for his ability to make ends meet.


    As Foxor notes below, I'm really not concerned with his salary compared to his peers. I'm pointing out his salary compared to the vast majority of Americans.

    I don't begrudge Russell a single red cent he earns. He worked his way into an extremely competitive, extremely lucrative field. Good for him. He deserves it. We could have a very long discussion about society's priorities, but there's a reason why NFL players make so much - the NFL makes so much off of them. And off of us. I get that.

    But that doesn't mean that I'm up in arms about whether or not he gets an extra $40k (which is more than many make in an entire year) to participate in the Pro Bowl. I'm not up in arms about him having to play out a rookie contract that ONLY pays him $700k in its third year. And honestly? I don't think Russell Wilson is up in arms about any of these things, either. He's filthy rich as it is and the idea of an 'entry level salary' for a high-performing first-year employee is a pretty common idea to most of us.
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  • He'll be alright.
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  • I only hope that since they are being payed. They will actually play. The Pro-Bowl has been a joke for some time now.

    Cannot remember when I got payed for phoning it in, in my profession.
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  • shawnsim wrote:Cannot remember when I got payed for phoning it in, in my profession.


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  • He already got "Leied" based on the Airplane Photo. What more could he want.
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  • Pro Bowel may not be real football and not the greatest for fans, but I would think the players enjoy spending time with each other, their families and truly love the experience.

    I have been to many company trips with others on my industry (dwarf porn) and had a great time.

    The season is over. Enjoy the accolades.
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  • Russell was the only player to have his jersey tucked during the practice...at least from the pictures it seems that way.
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  • Hawk Strap wrote:I have been to many company trips with others on my industry (dwarf porn) and had a great time.


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  • jkitsune wrote:I'm stunned by the number of people who are concerned about the financial well-being of a man making 6 times the median household income.


    I am personally not concerned with his financial well-being at all, but I have to point out that football career is extremely condenced.

    most of the NFL players play 5-6 years in the league (+ beat up their knees and joints into a mush while they are at it) and then they are out on the street trying to make ends meet. they truly deserve every penny they can get.
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  • [quote="Hawk Strap"]I have been to many company trips with others on my industry (dwarf porn) and had a great time.
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    Yes but were you ever by far the smartest guy in the room talking down (see what I did there?) :) to a bunch of co-workers ...

    And in regards to salary -- makes the money in 5-6 years gets taxed at 50%-60% vs someone making less but continously for their life and taxed lower as they never have the peak years.

    There is a study out there showing how a guy going to UPS driving a UPS truck will make more than the average doctor based on a life-time. That study doesn't even account for the tax rate difference.

    Regardless - RW's millions don't change my bank account......
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  • 50k for the winning division, 25k for the other ones.
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  • I think everyone on the NFC side should pitch in an extra 1k for each of Russell's TD's. He clearly demoralized the AFC singlehandedly ascertaining the victory.
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  • I always thought that if you ask your employer for a certain amount of money [to do your job] and they're willing to pay it, then you deserve it.

    You can argue that NFL players are overpaid.. But the fact is the NFL owners are willingly paying these players the salaries they asked for. Union or not. The NFL agreed to the terms of the players union because they're making a profit off of them. When the players union strikes, the league can find replacement players. But they don't because the replacements cannot sell tickets, merchandise and advertising like the professional players can.
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  • Who cares???

    There has been times in my life I haven't had $50, let alone $50,000. For a group of people that are already paid obscene amounts of money, i am not going to concern myself if they miss out on 25k.

    If a bag with 25k parachuted into my yard today, it would TRANSFORM my life dramatically. 25k is chump change to them.

    A SMALL fine in the NFL would be something like 15k. If i got hit with a 15k fine, my family might be in a shelter. Most NFL players wont even flinch having to pay that.

    I don't want to see anyone have a 3-4 year career, blow their money, and wind up broke, but we already know Wilson is smarter than that, and barring catastrophe should have a career well over 10 years.
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