Pinkbike Poll: How Much Should a Top DH Racer Be Paid?
Seriously, just pick a number based on some other line of work that people call "professional sports" and maybe even not based on that line but some other. Use flights of fancy, shoot for the moon, etc.
Because the money will appear magically if you have enough e-mojo to make a good enough SJW argument in favor of more money-for-nothing.
If you want it, then it needs to happen.
So if you want your favorite DH racer to make 750k USD/yr, that's what needs to happen. The real question: how do we grow the sport enough to make such salaries possible?
Mike Levy wants to know.
To what end will Mike put this "data"? Is this part of "Big Data," and thus because TED lecturers and short-attention-span headline writers insist we're all progressing with "Big Data," it's inevitable that things will progress in DH racer pay?
How will racers get paid more?
This is like saying, "well of course Minimum Wage should be $15/hr, that's the minimum to live on in American society." And then putting it on the employer to come up with the margins between as-paid-now, and the new $15/hr minimum.
That money will just magically appear for the employer to cover those margins. Progress! Progress will supply it! Thanks to technology! Because technology is processing Big Data!
It's nice to see that MTB media are as greedy as the major infotainment media like CNBC or Fox. Isn't it? That shows MTB is mainstream and on a growth trajectory!
--Karl Franz Ochstradt, reporting live from somewhere