CULTURAL SPORTS INSTITUTION NAME Despite the fact that professionalism athleticism involves intense physical demands the rewards include fame and extremely lofty salaries. In the United States the words “professional athlete” primarily elicit thoughts of soccer players football basketball and hockey. Athletes involved in these fields Perasso Velaria. (2017).100 Women: Is the gender pay gap in sports really closing? .BBC News. Retrieved from: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-41685042 . 23 October 2017. Accessed on 8 February 2018. Doyle Alison.( 2017). Top 12 Paid Sports Careers. The Balance. Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/best-paid-sports-careers-4135956. Accessed on 8 February 2018. [...]
Using data about sports revenue and athlete salaries found online, examine the sports which make the most money and get the most media attention. Is it fair to say that these are also the most “masculine” sports and that we reward men who are hypermasculine by watching them play and paying them a lot?