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(Yahoo)   Nine NFL players in history have earned $100 million in their careers. Or, one less than the number of players on the current Yankees roster that are guaranteed to make $100 million in their careers   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 32
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2013-11-28 12:44:15 PM
"Fewer"
 
2013-11-28 12:44:54 PM
This is my not surprised look
 
2013-11-28 12:46:26 PM
Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.
 
2013-11-28 12:59:04 PM
For those who are more interested in the NFL numbers than the Yankees, who are a laughingstock at this point...

Top 10 Career Earners:

10. Richard Seymour (DT for NE/OAK) - $99.6 million
9. Champ Bailey (CB for WAS/DEN) - $103.3 million
8. Carson Palmer (QB for CIN/OAK/ARI) - $106.1 million
7. Donovan McNabb (QB for PHI/WAS/MIN) - $106.8 million
6. Ray Lewis (LB for BAL) - $107.8 million
5. Drew Brees (QB for SD/NO) - $111.3 million
4. Julius Peppers (DE for CAR/CHI) - $113.2 million
3. Tom Brady (QB for NE) - $134.1 million
2. Brett Favre (QB for GB/NYJ/MIN) - $139.7 million
1. Peyton Manning (QB for IND/DEN) - $207 million

Wow, Carson Palmer's had the best salary-to-mediocrity ratio so far.
 
2013-11-28 01:25:54 PM
 
2013-11-28 01:48:14 PM
Would have thought Marino would be on that list, but these are not inflation adjusted dollars, so everyone who is on that list is pretty recent.
 
2013-11-28 01:52:03 PM

The Smails Kid: "Fewer"


Misuse of less for fewer makes my ass twitch.

'There's fewer liquid in that smaller cup' is obviously Palinesque.
 
2013-11-28 01:54:57 PM

wichitaleaf: Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.


True on some accounts, but, unless I am mistaken, other than Premiere League soccer, the NFL is the most profitable sports league in the world... certainly higher than MLB.   Granted, the Yankees are the cream of the income crop in MLB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_professional_sports_leagues_in_th e_ United_States_and_Canada#Revenues

Now, obviously one of the things outside of non-guaranteed contracts that also works against the NFL players is the roster sizes, which are at least double the baseball roster size, and more than 4 times an NBA roster.... then add on that that the QB usually takes a large chunk of the salary cap.  And why basketball players make huge dollars.. since there are only 12 players per team, instead of 26 or 53, but,  12*30 guys splitting their players  take on $5 billion is certainly more lucrative than 26*30 getting their players share of $7 billion,  or 53*32 taking their share of $11 billion.
 
2013-11-28 02:08:13 PM

dletter: wichitaleaf: Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.

True on some accounts, but, unless I am mistaken, other than Premiere League soccer, the NFL is the most profitable sports league in the world... certainly higher than MLB.   Granted, the Yankees are the cream of the income crop in MLB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_professional_sports_leagues_in_th e_ United_States_and_Canada#Revenues

Now, obviously one of the things outside of non-guaranteed contracts that also works against the NFL players is the roster sizes, which are at least double the baseball roster size, and more than 4 times an NBA roster.... then add on that that the QB usually takes a large chunk of the salary cap.  And why basketball players make huge dollars.. since there are only 12 players per team, instead of 26 or 53, but,  12*30 guys splitting their players  take on $5 billion is certainly more lucrative than 26*30 getting their players share of $7 billion,  or 53*32 taking their share of $11 billion.


NBA rosters sizes are 15. MLB are 40. 12 active for the NBA and 25 active for the MLB.
 
2013-11-28 02:22:33 PM

Badmoodman: The Smails Kid: "Fewer"

Misuse of less for fewer makes my ass twitch.

'There's fewer liquid in that smaller cup' is obviously Palinesque.


I shall favorite thee as "Less twitchy ass"
 
2013-11-28 03:54:18 PM
I would defiantly say Unions are bad for the people who are not owners, this proves my point.
 
2013-11-28 04:12:28 PM

Badmoodman: The Smails Kid: "Fewer"

Misuse of less for fewer makes my ass twitch.

'There's fewer liquid in that smaller cup' is obviously Palinesque.


I'm not twitchy but it's nice to know there are others.
 
2013-11-28 04:49:18 PM

moefuggenbrew: I would defiantly say Unions are bad for the people who are not owners, this proves my point.


No it proves the baseball union is better than the NFLPA
 
2013-11-28 05:37:45 PM

USCLaw2010: moefuggenbrew: I would defiantly say Unions are bad for the people who are not owners, this proves my point.

No it proves the baseball union is better than the NFLPA


Also, Yankees.
 
2013-11-28 08:34:41 PM

dletter: wichitaleaf: Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.

True on some accounts, but, unless I am mistaken, other than Premiere League soccer, the NFL is the most profitable sports league in the world... certainly higher than MLB.   Granted, the Yankees are the cream of the income crop in MLB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_professional_sports_leagues_in_th e_ United_States_and_Canada#Revenues

Now, obviously one of the things outside of non-guaranteed contracts that also works against the NFL players is the roster sizes, which are at least double the baseball roster size, and more than 4 times an NBA roster.... then add on that that the QB usually takes a large chunk of the salary cap.  And why basketball players make huge dollars.. since there are only 12 players per team, instead of 26 or 53, but,  12*30 guys splitting their players  take on $5 billion is certainly more lucrative than 26*30 getting their players share of $7 billion,  or 53*32 taking their share of $11 billion.


The average career length is also significantly shorter in the NFL.

And the non-guaranteed contracts likely exacerbate that difference.
 
2013-11-28 09:44:03 PM
Give it a few years to include Matt Flynn, he's still got a few teams he hasn't been on yet.
 
2013-11-28 11:09:10 PM

RoosterCogburn: Give it a few years to include Matt Flynn, he's still got a few teams he hasn't been on yet.


He's not getting another payday after today's performance, although pretty much everyone on the Packers was awful today.
 
2013-11-28 11:21:33 PM

dywed88: dletter: wichitaleaf: Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.

True on some accounts, but, unless I am mistaken, other than Premiere League soccer, the NFL is the most profitable sports league in the world... certainly higher than MLB.   Granted, the Yankees are the cream of the income crop in MLB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_professional_sports_leagues_in_th e_ United_States_and_Canada#Revenues

Now, obviously one of the things outside of non-guaranteed contracts that also works against the NFL players is the roster sizes, which are at least double the baseball roster size, and more than 4 times an NBA roster.... then add on that that the QB usually takes a large chunk of the salary cap.  And why basketball players make huge dollars.. since there are only 12 players per team, instead of 26 or 53, but,  12*30 guys splitting their players  take on $5 billion is certainly more lucrative than 26*30 getting their players share of $7 billion,  or 53*32 taking their share of $11 billion.

The average career length is also significantly shorter in the NFL.

And the non-guaranteed contracts likely exacerbate that difference.


I'm really amazed at the portion of NFL contracts that aren't guaranteed considering the injury risk and career length.  It's also absurd that of the $11 billion the NFL brings in, only $4 billion goes to the players.  The more I learn about football the more I like the sport but I also feel more guilty about watching it.  At both the pro and college level, billionaires are making a fortune and the players are getting hosed.  I feel no sympathy for basketball or baseball players but I'm not a huge fan of either sport.
 
2013-11-28 11:23:30 PM

Farnn: dywed88: dletter: wichitaleaf: Different sport.
Different revenue.
No salary cap.
Oh, and Yankee bastards.

True on some accounts, but, unless I am mistaken, other than Premiere League soccer, the NFL is the most profitable sports league in the world... certainly higher than MLB.   Granted, the Yankees are the cream of the income crop in MLB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_professional_sports_leagues_in_th e_ United_States_and_Canada#Revenues

Now, obviously one of the things outside of non-guaranteed contracts that also works against the NFL players is the roster sizes, which are at least double the baseball roster size, and more than 4 times an NBA roster.... then add on that that the QB usually takes a large chunk of the salary cap.  And why basketball players make huge dollars.. since there are only 12 players per team, instead of 26 or 53, but,  12*30 guys splitting their players  take on $5 billion is certainly more lucrative than 26*30 getting their players share of $7 billion,  or 53*32 taking their share of $11 billion.

The average career length is also significantly shorter in the NFL.

And the non-guaranteed contracts likely exacerbate that difference.

I'm really amazed at the portion of NFL contracts that aren't guaranteed considering the injury risk and career length.  It's also absurd that of the $11 billion the NFL brings in, only $4 billion goes to the players.  The more I learn about football the more I like the sport but I also feel more guilty about watching it.  At both the pro and college level, billionaires are making a fortune and the players are getting hosed.  I feel no sympathy for basketball or baseball players but I'm not a huge fan of either sport.


How can you hate a non-profit like the NFL?!
 
2013-11-29 02:38:32 AM
add in Peyton's endorsement deals and you're talking real money
 
2013-11-29 03:11:29 AM
It just seems like baseball players have a better union and get a bigger share of the profits than most other sports. I think any sport, including at the collegiate level should have most of the profit going to the people actually doing the work, as opposed to the absurd numbers of managers they pull in their wake.
 
2013-11-29 07:55:57 AM

Farnn: dywed88: dletter: wichitaleaf: Different sport.


I'm really amazed at the portion of NFL contracts that aren't guaranteed considering the injury risk and career length.  It's also absurd that of the $11 billion the NFL brings in, only $4 billion goes to the players.  The more I learn about football the more I like the sport but I also feel more guilty about watching it.  At both the pro and college level, billionaires are making a fortune and the players are getting hosed.  I feel no sympathy for basketball or baseball players but I'm not a huge fan of either sport.


I wish my company paid 36% of their revenue to salary.
 
2013-11-29 08:19:51 AM

Badmoodman: The Smails Kid: "Fewer"

Misuse of less for fewer makes my ass twitch.

'There's fewer liquid in that smaller cup' is obviously Palinesque.


And no native speaker would make that mistake, since the  fewer/lessdistinction is being eroded because the word feweris exiting the language. Now, does "I have less books than my brother" sound childish and uneducated to my ears? Of course it does, but the English language does not give a shiat. Demanding that spoken English reflect the consensus view of my youth is about as productive as demanding the same of fashion or of music.
 
2013-11-29 08:47:30 AM
on  a per game average the nfl is making out pretty well.  call me when football plays as many games as soccer even
 
2013-11-29 09:09:57 AM

tennesseemike: I wish my company paid 36% of their revenue to salary.


The NFL doesn't really have normal company expenses though.  The players are both labor and product.  The huge capital cost of stadiums is mostly covered by government subsidy.
 
2013-11-29 09:25:16 AM
I love that he then concluded football players are underpaid rather than baseball players are overpaid.  How about you pay them less and lower the price for tickets.
 
2013-11-29 10:49:46 AM

Badmoodman: The Smails Kid: "Fewer"

Misuse of less for fewer makes my ass twitch.

'There's fewer liquid in that smaller cup' is obviously Palinesque.


What does that even mean?  I must have even fewer of an understanding of what constitutes Palinesque than I thought.
 
2013-11-29 11:04:38 AM

you have pee hands: tennesseemike: I wish my company paid 36% of their revenue to salary.

The NFL doesn't really have normal company expenses though.  The players are both labor and product.  The huge capital cost of stadiums is mostly covered by government subsidy.


Yeah, I was about to say, YOU (in most cases) are not the reason why your company/project makes the revenues.  Pro Sports are a "talented star" driven enterprise, just like movies, TV, music, etc.   People need to stop posting "Firefighters and teachers should be paid like Football players and movie stars" meme's to FB....   Peyton Manning and George Clooney (just picking a randomly highly paid FB player and movie star) make millions of dollars, not because they are that much more talented at their professions than the top Firefighters and teachers, but, because the fruits of their efforts directly generate 100s of millions of dollars in revenues for their employers, and, honestly, they have built up "credibility" that generates more revenue simply by them being in their positions for their teams (more ticket sales, more jersey sales, etc).  Is that "fair"... maybe not, but, it is how the system works.  Want it to work differently... stop watching movies and sports.
 
2013-11-29 07:34:22 PM
Don't NFL players get a pension?
 
2013-11-29 07:54:52 PM

lennavan: I love that he then concluded football players are underpaid rather than baseball players are overpaid.  How about you pay them less and lower the price for tickets.


How about owners make less douche bag
 
2013-11-29 08:44:35 PM

tennesseemike: I wish my company paid 36% of their revenue to salary.


They do, usually. They split that evenly between the CEO and everyone else in the company.
 
2013-11-29 11:32:19 PM

Kick The Chair: Don't NFL players get a pension?


Not a great one compared to the numbers we are talking about in this thread. It is unlikely to change anything (also substantially worse than MLB)

NFL pension for a 10 year veteran is between $50,000 and $60,000 per year at the age of 55. Of course, the average NFL career is 3.5 years. Still, not an insignificant chunk of change for most players, but for the top players referenced in this thread, it may reach a couple percent of career earnings.
 
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