Jeff Hart: Friday Linkfest for June 22, 2012
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: June 22, 2012
There’s a strange infographic over at Sports Grid about how much NFL athletes make. Guess what? It’s a lot! Like, the average NFL salary is worth 80 construction workers. There’s even a section about how much charity those salaries could buy. I don’t get it – are we supposed to be mad at these guys for getting paid for doing what no one else can do? Where’s the infographic on how many starving construction workers could be fed with the profits raked in by the fatcats in the front office who do what literally anyone could?
Speaking of our venerated and overpaid athletes, here’s a picture of Ryan Leaf waiting around for his sentencing. The good news for Leaf is that he won’t have to do more than time served. Anyone want to trade lives?
Staying with criminal activity for a moment, the NFL is implementing a hotline for players to anonymously report bounty activity. Any idea how I could apply for that job? My qualifications include sitting around doing nothing while my phone doesn’t ring. I’m perfect!
In happier money-related news, Brandon Jacobs paid back that confused little Giants fan that sent the RB the contents of his piggybank with a visit to a bouncy castle. It was a life-affirming experience for all involved, especially Jacobs.
Want to read some serious football analysis instead of all this dull financial talk? Here’s a breakdown of how the Colts D-line studs will have to adjust to the 3-4.
In preparation for their upcoming stint on Hard Knocks the Dolphins held a pair of impromptu kerfuffles at yesterday’s mini-camp. Reportedly, the only thing louder than Jake Long’s shouting was the incessant chirp of crickets.
And finally, a trainer employed by the Raiders saved a woman from her sinking car. In an odd twist, he was later fired from the Raiders organization for having too much respect for human life.
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