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Betting is one of football’s largest draws. If you’ve ever seen a guy at a bar in an Aaron Rodgers jersey scream at Andy Dalton, who’s playing the Redskins, you know what we’re talking about. The spread of last night’s Packers-Seahawks game closed at -3, with the Packers as the favorite. That final touchdown, which we’ve talked a bit about, actually swung the winner, betting-wise.
Vince Young is apparently broke. How? Well, it probably didn’t help that he’d buy 75 Patrón shots at Dave & Buster’s or drop six grand at T.G.I. Friday’s. But what do we know?
The List Of The 50 Highest Paid NBA Players Has Been Revealed, And There Are Absolutely No Surprises
To the shock of absolutely nobody, nine of the top 10 highest NBA players for the upcoming 2012-13 season play in either Los Angeles, New York or Miami. We all knew the NBA isn’t exactly the flagship league for parity, but just in case you needed reaffirmation read after the jump for some interesting tidbits from the list.
4.5 Million Cases of Natty Light, And Other Things Cole Hamels Can Buy With His New $144 Million Contract
The Philadelphia Phillies enjoy the pitching services of Cole Hamels so much, that they’ve decided to make him a very rich man: the 28-year-old was signed to a six-year, $144 million contract extension. We presume that Hamels is ready to make some splashy purchases. But what in the world will he spend it all on? We’re here to help.
Why did Brandon Jacobs leave the Giants? They wouldn’t give him an extra “couple hundred thousand” bucks.
How many janitors would it take to match an NFL salary? Or how many presidents? And how many years of studying at Harvard would it buy? How about Caribbean cruises? How many hungry mouths could that money feed? And what if you had the salary of Peyton “Spaghetti-Neck” Manning? The answers to all these questions and more, on one handy page.
Tiger Woods may no longer be the king of people’s hearts, but he’s still the king of endorsement deals — raking in an estimated $60 million annually per Sports Illustrated’s Fortune 50 list. This, despite losing the likes of Accenture, Gillette, Gatorade and Tag Heuer as sponsors since his well-chronicled infidelity scandal.
But according to Fortune, Woods could very well soon find himself in the poorhouse, with Daniel Roberts calling his recent signing with Japanese heat rub company Kowa “more like a moment of desperation than a return to form.”
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’s hour-long look at the nature of business in collegiate athletics opened up fresh debate over the issue of compensation and fairness.