Posts Tagged 'money'

Jerry Jones Is Supporting John McCain

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is putting his money behind Republican presidential candidate John McCain. 

According to ESPN.com, “Chargers CEO Dean Spanos and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also are among McCain’s top fundraisers, helping bring in between $50,000 and $250,000 in donations by hosting parties or events at which they collect money from friends and associates. Both Spanos and Jones declined interviews.”

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Michael Strahan Says No To Big Blue

I guess the New York Giants didn’t want to pay enough money to get Michael Strahan out of retirement.  Actually, it wasn’t about the money, but Strahan told Foxsports.com he didn’t want to play.

The Giants tried to lure him out of the Fox Sports booth since they lost defensive end Osi Umenyoria for the season.

That’s good news for Cowboys tackles Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams.

Strahan told Jay Glazer:

“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan said from Greece. “But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.

“I have gone back and forth on this because as a player you’ll always want to play, you’ll never lose that urge to be out there. But I could only do this if I could commit 100 percent, physically, mentally, emotionally and I can’t do that. I’ve tried to convince myself and my body to give it one more year, but in the end I just don’t think I could turn it on like I need to again.”

Strahan and the team held discussions and he says the money was enough to do the deal. But in the end, it became a matter of whether or not he wanted to put his body through the rigors of another NFL season.

The Most Overpaid Coach In College Football Is….

Kirk Ferentz of Iowa.

Sorry dude, Fobes Magazine did this to you.  Not me.

Charlie “The Fake Tuna” of Notre Dame was third on the list.

Forbes chopped up Ferentz pretty good:

The most overpaid coach is Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, who made $3.4 million last year despite lackluster results on the field, for a score of 71. Just how lopsided is Ferentz’s deal? During the last three years he’s pocketed $10 million, including a record $4.7 million in 2006, but has led the Hawkeyes to just a 19-18 record.

A coach’s base pay is usually just a small piece of his overall compensation package. Our salary figures include income guaranteed by their institutions from media and apparel deals, speaking fees and football camps. Since our pay totals are specific to last year, we include bonuses obtained during the 2007 season for reaching bowl games and attaining high national rankings.

And the most underpaid coach is Jim Tressel at Ohio State.  Mike Riley at Oregon State is second and Jim Grobe at Wake Forest comes in the third on that list.


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