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Postby Mississippiskinsfan2 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:04 am

1niksder wrote:Signing Bonus of $14,518,5444. Then make base salaries of $375,000 in 2011, $1,376,159 in 2012, $2,377,318 in 2013 and $3,378,477 in 2014 :?:

Where do I sign?


:shock: There's no way I could feed my kids with that little!!!

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Postby Deadskins » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:10 pm

But seriously, I think it's a good thing with the affect it has on the draft, with teams not fearing making a mistake so much anymore. It allows for more trading, which makes the draft more exciting, IMO.
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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:04 pm

Oh, I get it ... and I could go either way.

He's worth exactly what he signed for. Bradford was worth exactly what he signed for. So was Jamarcus Hustle. I'm worth exactly what I just signed for. That's the old "free market" mantra and I get that too.

Of course, I'd be a little dissed if I were the 1st #1 pick with the new wage scale. But honestly, before was insanity. No wonder the vets were pissed ... and people really didn't want the top pick!

No tears here.

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Postby Irn-Bru » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:56 pm

DarthMonk wrote:He's worth exactly what he signed for. Bradford was worth exactly what he signed for. So was Jamarcus Hustle. I'm worth exactly what I just signed for. That's the old "free market" mantra and I get that too.


I don't think that's quite right.
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Postby DarthMonk » Mon May 14, 2012 3:19 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:He's worth exactly what he signed for. Bradford was worth exactly what he signed for. So was Jamarcus Hustle. I'm worth exactly what I just signed for. That's the old "free market" mantra and I get that too.


I don't think that's quite right.


I don't necessarily agree with it but it's a sort of tautology. Whatever you sign for is what you are worth by definition.

Rookie QBs picked 1st in the NFL draft are worth more than heart surgeons but not as much as top pick rookie QBs from 3 years ago - straight out of the capiltalist handbook.

For me, they are way overvalued now and it was worse a few years ago - but I still watch, live, die, and cheer on a weekly basis come the fall.

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Re: No more BONANZA $$$ for rooks...

Postby Countertrey » Mon May 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
Cam Newton went #1 last year and got a four-year contract worth $22,025,498


Bummer :(


Try looking at it from the other perspective. Suppose Cam Newton's worth is something closer to 4 years, $35 million, but the new CBA and free agent rules means he's gotta play for 33% less than he could otherwise get.

Would your claim really be that Cam wasn't wronged just because he's still making many millions? Because $13 million, even to a man with $22 million, is a hell of a lot of money to be flippant about — especially when you're not the one missing out on it.


You keep trying... but I'm having a hard time feeling sympathy with getting ONLY 22 Million over 4 years... ummm... sucks to be them... :roll:

At a time when millions are wondering where their next paycheck is coming from, fretting over the pitance received by a top ten check seems almost obscene... =;

I have noticed that none of them have turned up their nose at the contracts...
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Postby SkinsJock » Mon May 14, 2012 9:17 pm

All of these athletes get paid way too much

the shame is not the amount of money they should make OR deserve to make - most players have no idea how to keep the money OR ensure their financial stability after football

players spend a lot of time and effort getting into the NFL but very few spend any time or efforts in preparing for what follows football

I understand that Santana Moss is hurting financially - that is just a big shame to me








someone once said 'a fool and his money are soon parted' - how in the world did a 'fool' get money in the first place?
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Postby DarthMonk » Thu May 17, 2012 12:30 pm

Mississippiskinsfan2 wrote:
1niksder wrote:Signing Bonus of $14,518,5444. Then make base salaries of $375,000 in 2011, $1,376,159 in 2012, $2,377,318 in 2013 and $3,378,477 in 2014 :?:

Where do I sign?


:shock: There's no way I could feed my kids with that little!!!


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