Advertisements Anytime there's a players strike (or lockout) fans complain...how can those rich athletes strike? They are making millions of dollars!! Or when someone signs a multimillon dollar deal, you'll hear those kinds of complaints. Athletes in individual sports like Golf, you hear it less. For one, the money is less public. For another, athletes like Tiger make a lot of money outside of the sport. So in a sense they are "actors" endorsing products. Team sports, you hear it more often. The worst is among those who don't like baseball, who can't understand why someone playing baseball should make that much money. You do hear less about it in other sports, like Football or Basketball, and maybe that's because the athletes are much more public figures? I'm not sure (and I will say you hear it less these days).