Does High Professional Pay = Wins, Success, Quality?

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The Minnesota Lynx are now winning and are in the WNBA
Playoffs! The only Minnesota Team doing it, and amazingly enough on salaries
from $35,000 to $101,000! Yes ladies and gentleman, those are the payoffs for
making those amazing plays and getting the team to the play offs. I would like
to compare and give my thoughts to our other teams we cheer for, that have lost
or are now losing.

MN Vikings 2011
player salaries:
 $91,488,438/ approx.
101x more than the Lynx

MN Twins 2011 player
salaries:
  $113,237,000/ approx. 125x
more than the Lynx

MN Timberwolves 2011 player
salaries:
$48,539,139/ approx. 54x more than the Lynx

MN Wild 2011 player
salaries:
  $57,995,000/ approx. 64x
more than the Lynx

MN Lynx player
salaries:

In 2008, there was a new six-year bargaining agreement agreed upon by the players and the league.
The salary cap for an entire WNBA team in 2010 is $827,000, but this was
lowered to $775,000.  By 2013, the salary
cap will be $900,000 for the entire team.

In 2010, the minimum salary for a player that has three or
more years of experience is $51,000, but the maximum salary for a player who
has been in the league for six years or more is $101,500.  This makes it the first time in the history
of the league in which the players were able to earn more than $100,000.  The minimum salary for a rookie player is
$35,190.

Many of the WNBA players will add to their salary by playing
in the Australian or European women’s basketball leagues during the off-season
of the WNBA.  WNBA players are also given
bonuses for particular achievements.  For
example, a player who receives a league award will get a $5,000 bonus.  The league’s Most Valuable Player will
receive a $15,000 bonus.  There are also
playoff bonuses given to each player on the WNBA champion team, as the winning
teammates will each get a $10,500 bonus.

How does this add up?

Even if our amazing Minnesota Lynx who are currently the
only winning professional team in Minnesota were at the 2013 WNBA salary cap of
$900,000, our 4 other professional teams make 50 to 125 times more money and are
embracing the loss column.

Now, I could take the feminist road and say “GIVE OUR WOMEN
MORE MONEY!!” but other writers have already done that. We are fighting over a
stadium to a team that pays out $92 million in salary to its players in one
year and the first 3 games have looked like Viagra induced love-making
session.  We have another team that pays
out 113 million that got a stadium and look how they are doing!!

How about this thought “PAY THE GUY TEAMS LESS!” they don’t deserve it, they
can win on less, they have other options for income, and then maybe, just maybe
we would have money for stadiums and crap like that. I am a huge sports fan; I
also hunt, and dress in pink and heels, but 2.5 million for one player that
doesn’t cut the mustard? Sorry sports fans, that’s like giving a country
billions to get along with another country and then wonder why it didn’t work.

 

Numbers were compiled from sportrac.com, espn and other
sources

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