With all the blogs, tweets and status updates in today's world allowing people to voice their opinions, it's tough to find anything that is universally agreed upon. That doesn't mean there aren't any exceptions, as you won't find too many people who think professional athletes' salaries are too low. Collective scorn of pro athletes' salaries is one of the few topics that can single-handedly unite a room filled with Democrats and Republicans, evolutionists and creationists, and Yankees and Red Sox fans.
With that said, we figured we'd provide you with a look at the true earnings of players across a number of the pro sports played in the U.S., taking an interest in both the minimum salaries and highest individual earners. Whether you still think the wages of these players are far too high is up to you, but at least now you'll have the stats support your stance. Keep in mind that these figures do not include endorsements and other potential avenues of income for the athletes.