Best things in life free, except for pro athletes

New car, caviar, four-star daydream,

Think I’ll buy me a football team.

—“Money” by Pink Floyd

Hey, it’s only money.

But we love to talk about it, dream about it, complain about it — especially when it comes to pro athletes.

Eight-figure salaries get thrown around like play bucks in a super-sized Monopoly game.

In what other setting can we lament that someone making $10 million a year is woefully undervalued? How can we take serious the money issues of someone who makes more in a day than a teacher or police officer makes in a year?

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