Just in case some of you are interested. :) There's a growing field in Econ now, dealing with the Econ of Sports. I took a seminar in it a few years ago - very interesting.
Before you read any of this (if you're interested) - which sport pays the highest: football, baseball, basketball, or hockey?
An article to think about:
And a blog:
And, if you really feel like reading college-level material, a professional article:
No, it's not really what we're on, although as it was pointed out, some of it is supply & demand. It's an interesting topic, though. Salaries are paid for a reason. :)