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I’m In The Wrong Racket

April 25, 2009

- Matthew Stafford, the #1 overall pick in today’s NFL draft, signed a deal worth $78 million, including $41.7 million in guaranteed money. What is a kid fresh out of college going to do with that much money? And what the heck were the Lions doing giving that much money? What happens if Stafford pulls a Ryan Leaf and flops out of the league after a year or two? The Lions are up the creek without a paddle, that’s what. How long until the league mandates a rookie salary cap like what the NHL uses? An NHL rookie makes a maximum base salary of $875,000 before bonuses. This is a manageable salary for someone so young. It kind of reduces the amount of income that one could spend on hookers and blow…not that I’m saying that anyone has spent money on that.

- I was in Rochester today and the mall I stopped at had a Bills store. I about fell over when I saw that a t-shirt was $35. And the Bills hats were pretty tacky, too. Fail on the merchandise front.

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