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(Rant Sports)   The top 20 overpaid athletes. Including a guy who will make over $20 million next year for not playing in the NBA   (rantsports.com) divider line 128
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2013-09-25 10:50:40 AM
Way too many scripts on that page to make it worth it to see what the content is.

Carl Crawford better be on there.
 
2013-09-25 10:59:43 AM

jaylectricity: Way too many scripts on that page to make it worth it to see what the content is.

Carl Crawford better be on there.


Also: SLIDESHOW WARNING.

// as should Philip Rivers
// 24 August 2009, Rivers signed a 6-year, a $92 million ($38M guaranteed)
 
2013-09-25 11:10:08 AM

jaylectricity: Way too many scripts on that page to make it worth it to see what the content is.

Carl Crawford better be on there.


There was very little "content." Not that I disagreed with the selections I made it through, but the explanations were so short they may as ell have not bothered.
 
2013-09-25 11:37:43 AM
They're wrong on at least half of their NBA picks and Tony Romo, and picking a boxer at all is pretty dumb.

There are definitely a lot of highly paid perpetually injured baseball vets, though.
 
2013-09-25 11:37:56 AM

Dr Dreidel: jaylectricity: Way too many scripts on that page to make it worth it to see what the content is.

Carl Crawford better be on there.

Also: SLIDESHOW WARNING.

// as should Philip Rivers
// 24 August 2009, Rivers signed a 6-year, a $92 million ($38M guaranteed)


Technically Rivers is making $1.5 million less than Sanchez this year, has a QB rating of 116, and has thrown 8 TD's vs. 1 INT this season.

/and is 1-2
//ARGH!
 
2013-09-25 11:38:26 AM
They should have all said "no, thanks I don't want Rant Sports or Fark to think I'm overpaid" when offered huge sums of money.

/wonder how many not overpaid employees will be commenting on these over paid athletes while "working"
 
2013-09-25 11:40:17 AM
Was this written by a 6th grader?
 
2013-09-25 11:41:45 AM
This list is stupid.  They put Floyd Mayweather Jr. on there and admit he's the best boxer in the world but he should be on the list because some unnamed people MIGHT say someone who punches people in the face doesn't deserve that much money.

Derp.
 
2013-09-25 11:44:58 AM
Can someone deslidefy please?
 
2013-09-25 11:46:46 AM
Deslided

Here's the list:

20. Michael Vick
19. Ryan Howard
18. Derek Jeter
17. Sam Bradford
16. Floyd Mayweather
15. Tim Lincecum
14. Alfonso Soriano
13. Chris Bosh
12. Albert Pujols
11. Johan Santana
10. Gilbert Arenas
9. Tony Romo
8. Amar'e Stoudemire
7. Mario Williams
6. Vernon Wells
5. Joe Flacco
4. Mark Sanchez
3. Dwight Howard
2. Josh Hamilton
1. Alex Rodriguez
 
2013-09-25 11:47:51 AM
 
2013-09-25 11:47:57 AM
No Clint Dempsey = Fail.
 
2013-09-25 11:49:40 AM

jaylectricity: Way too many scripts on that page to make it worth it to see what the content is.

Carl Crawford better be on there.


Jeter's on there...and that makes this list go on the failboat.
 
2013-09-25 11:50:18 AM
A-Rod is number one, as he should be.

Alex Rodriguez has to be the most hated man in sports today. Also the most overpaid -- he singed the biggest baseball contract of all-time a couple seasons ago. He is a cheater who deserves no money and he has barely produced in the past couple seasons for the Yankees. Way overpaid, to say the least.
Contract: $28 million for 2013
 
2013-09-25 11:52:52 AM
To quote a former college point guard, "All of them!"
 
2013-09-25 11:53:28 AM
8. Amar'e Stoudemire

One of the few decisions the Suns organization has gotten right under what's his nuts' ownership.....a remarkably unpopular decision at the time, but given how little he's done for the Knicks despite that massive contract, a very smart decision.
 
2013-09-25 11:58:50 AM

Cybernetic: 13. Chris Bosh


I dont know about this one.
 
2013-09-25 12:01:31 PM
For a list that isn't only baseball players, there sure are a lot of New York Yankees.
 
2013-09-25 12:03:36 PM
Mario Williams?  Isn't he finally producing this year?
 
2013-09-25 12:08:57 PM
Apparently, Tony Romo has never won a playoff game.
 
2013-09-25 12:09:39 PM
Pujols is light years ahead of everyone. That contract makes ARod's look sane and sensible.
 
2013-09-25 12:10:01 PM
Flacco's contract is probably too much, but it's definitely not top-5.

How the heck is Ryan Howard only at #19?
 
2013-09-25 12:11:06 PM

ManateeGag: For a list that isn't only baseball players, there sure are a lot of New York Yankees.


What do you expect from Yankees haters.
 
2013-09-25 12:14:47 PM
This list forgot every 0-3 team in the NFL this year.
 
2013-09-25 12:18:01 PM
The most lopsided contract in sports is the St Louis and the NBA. The owners of an former ABA team are paids millions every year. Give it a google it's crazy one sided.
 
2013-09-25 12:18:23 PM
My browser hated that page. Generally the disqus comments service is what does that.
Twenty one slides? Submitter, please.
And Zito not on the list?
Really? That's hard to believe. Has his contract FINALLY run out?
 
2013-09-25 12:20:59 PM

Gunny Highway: Cybernetic: 13. Chris Bosh

I dont know about this one.


Well he's overpaid and looked greatly overpaid until last years playoffs, now just looks overpaid.

And Vick was never one of the best NFL QBs, he was flashy and would make fans ohh and ahhh but as an Atlanta fan we knew there was always one or two times a game he would fark up and cost us points.
 
2013-09-25 12:21:06 PM
Johan Santana makes some sense on this list.  But why note that he's going to be 35 in 2014 if his contract is up this year?
 
2013-09-25 12:22:04 PM
alfonso soriano?  the guy has had 30 plus hrs and 100 plus rbis the last two years in a row.  i don't care how old he is.  if he can still put up those numbers he is not overpaid compared to his peers.  at least wait until he has a bad year before putting him on the list.
 
2013-09-25 12:25:13 PM
I hope he also gets paid not to grow anything on the farm he owns.

/Unless he doesn't own a farm
//Then, he should buy one just to get paid not to grow anything on it to supplement his NBA income
 
2013-09-25 12:25:38 PM
Sorry, scum like Jeffrey Loria (to name one) are far more awful than everyone on this list combined
 
2013-09-25 12:25:42 PM
Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.
 
2013-09-25 12:27:31 PM
Moooooooooving on.
 
2013-09-25 12:28:45 PM

keypusher: Mario Williams?  Isn't he finally producing this year?


You could also argue that Bradford is starting to play better.
 
2013-09-25 12:30:06 PM

RminusQ: Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.


That Contract. Bloody. farking. Hilarious. Unless you're a Mets fan. In that case it serves as a reminder that, barring some cheap talent coming up through the farm, you will probably have to watch your team continue to be a dumpster fire until they shed all those old contracts.

/No Raiders contracts?
//Really?
///Really really?
 
2013-09-25 12:30:19 PM
As much as it pains me to say this, I'm not sure how A-Rod is ahead of Gilbert Arenas.  Dude is getting paid for not playing, at least A-Rod's contributed *something*.
 
2013-09-25 12:34:56 PM

RminusQ: Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.


I think its 1.25 million since interest has accrued.......

Go Fast Turn Left: As much as it pains me to say this, I'm not sure how A-Rod is ahead of Gilbert Arenas.  Dude is getting paid for not playing, at least A-Rod's contributed *something*.


Yeah I think so as well
 
2013-09-25 12:36:43 PM

steamingpile: Well he's overpaid and looked greatly overpaid until last years playoffs, now just looks overpaid.


Part of two championship teams and changed the course of the ECF against the Celtics.
 
2013-09-25 12:40:03 PM

RminusQ: Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.


I give Bonilla credit for finding a way to circumvent the traditional "retired athlete goes bankrupt" scenario.
 
2013-09-25 12:41:46 PM

red5ish: My browser hated that page. Generally the disqus comments service is what does that.
Twenty one slides? Submitter, please.
And Zito not on the list?
Really? That's hard to believe. Has his contract FINALLY run out?


Zito should definitely be on the list, even though this is the last year of his contract. He's getting around $20M for this season. And he's getting a $7M buyout for next season, assuming, of course that the Giants decline his $18M option for next year, which they certainly will.
 
2013-09-25 12:44:37 PM

bertor_vidas: RminusQ: Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.

That Contract. Bloody. farking. Hilarious. Unless you're a Mets fan. In that case it serves as a reminder that, barring some cheap talent coming up through the farm, you will probably have to watch your team continue to be a dumpster fire until they shed all those old contracts.

/No Raiders contracts?
//Really?
///Really really?


You might want to, you know, pay some attention to what's actually happening in baseball.

The Mets have a lot of farm talent, and while the Bonilla contract is a hilarious pile of failure, 1m a year isn't going to hold them back.  I don't know what "all those old contracts" are, but they have like 30m committed next year.
 
2013-09-25 12:45:53 PM

Goatwhore: No Clint Dempsey = Fail.


If they even considered soccer players, there are far better options than Clint Dempsey. The guy only makes $8mil/yr max.
 
2013-09-25 12:46:25 PM

Joe_diGriz: Flacco's contract is probably too much, but it's definitely not top-5.

How the heck is Ryan Howard only at #19?


Flacco's salary cap numbers:
2013 - $6.8m - 18th among QBs
2014 - 14.8m - 12th among QBs
2015 - 14.5m - 13th among QBs
2016+ is 28m or more. Which is why he'll never see it and they'll renegotiate. Which is pretty standard fare for QBs - how many times has Roethlisberger or Brady renegotiated/extended/restructured?

The reality is that Joe has a VERY reasonable contract if you actually have any clue how NFL contracts and salary caps work. Especially when you consider the success he's had with the talent around him on offense.
 
2013-09-25 12:47:05 PM

keypusher: Mario Williams?  Isn't he finally producing this year?


Well this is what they say about him

Mario Williams is a former top pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He is a sack artist, but has never accumulated more than 45 tackles in a single season from the defensive end position.

It is really stupid to say a DE is a sack artist and is overpaid when in the NFL the primary job of a DE is to be a pass rusher. It shows that the author doesn't know much about football because depending on the defensive scheme a DE might not be in a position to do much tackling other than when he rushes the QB. Look at the other DE last year. Watts led the world with 89 tackles. The next highest total was 69, then there were a few more in the 60's, but most tackle totals for DE were in the 50's and 40's, right were Williams total fell and what the author is claiming is poor production.

Mario Williams is a former top pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He is a sack artist, but has never accumulated more than 45 tackles in a single season from the defensive end position.
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/clubhouse/2013/09/19/top-20-athletes-who-ma k e-far-too-much-money/?IjOdlUEAjdkxux85.99Mario Williams is a former top pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He is a sack artist, but has never accumulated more than 45 tackles in a single season from the defensive end position.
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/clubhouse/2013/09/19/top-20-athletes-who-ma k e-far-too-much-money/?IjOdlUEAjdkxux85.99
 
2013-09-25 12:48:34 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: As much as it pains me to say this, I'm not sure how A-Rod is ahead of Gilbert Arenas.  Dude is getting paid for not playing, at least A-Rod's contributed *something*.


While I didn't read the article for reasons stated in the initial posting, A-Rod is getting much more money for a much longer period of time
 
2013-09-25 12:48:59 PM
I feel that entire article was written just so the author could piss and moan about A-Rod. Newsflash to the writer, just because they haven't been caught, doesn't mean they don't cheat.
 
2013-09-25 12:49:35 PM

Cybernetic: RminusQ: Meanwhile, Bobby Bonilla circles July 1 on his calendar as the day he gets paid another million dollars, this year, next year, and every year until 2035.

Fred Wilpon is a financial genius.

I give Bonilla credit for finding a way to circumvent the traditional "retired athlete goes bankrupt" scenario.


Whats funny is he has the same deal from another team, I think the Orioles did the same kind of deal of deferred money, at first I thought his agent was a genius but I think at the time I read it was Bobby who arranged these deals with his agent telling him its a bad idea.
 
2013-09-25 12:51:24 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: The most lopsided contract in sports is the St Louis and the NBA. The owners of an former ABA team are paids millions every year. Give it a google it's crazy one sided.


Well they lost their team and the NBA wouldnt let 4 teams in mainly due to the chicago bulls, and I think its only the old ABA teams that have to pay 1/7th of their TV money to the old owners.
 
2013-09-25 12:57:00 PM

Gunny Highway: Cybernetic: 13. Chris Bosh

I dont know about this one.


Yes, he's part of a championship team.  Twice.  But the Heat won in spite of him, not because of him.  He puts up poor numbers, disappears during critical times.  He's just the wrong fit on that team, and there are several others in the NBA who can do a much better job and take the burden off of Lebron James.  He's nowhere near the superstar he once was, but still gets paid like one.
 
2013-09-25 12:59:01 PM

Lost Thought 00: Go Fast Turn Left: As much as it pains me to say this, I'm not sure how A-Rod is ahead of Gilbert Arenas.  Dude is getting paid for not playing, at least A-Rod's contributed *something*.

While I didn't read the article for reasons stated in the initial posting, A-Rod is getting much more money for a much longer period of time


Gilbert Arenas isn't actually playing for any team in the NBA, but is being paid by an NBA team.  That money, in turn, takes up salary cap space in the NBA.  A-rod, on the other hand, while expensive as hell, doesn't interfere with anyone's ability to sign anyone else, and while not as productive as he was when he originally signed the contract, is still producing more than "nothing".
 
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