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01-06-2010, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by oneel View Post
Still amazes me that we're talking about paying a guy $100 million to play a game when cops in my town only make around $40,000.

The deal is you can't just give Kovy a blank check. It hamstrings the franchise from building and retaining around him. Granted, I'm looking at the difference between 8 million and 10 million. That's one, maybe two players. Still, it's something to think about.
My wife's a teacher. Every time I tell her about one of these contracts she gets really upset. She usually has some line about the fact that she is teaching America's future and that Police and Fireman protect us and "enter overpaid athlete here" is getting paid what to hit/throw/shoot a puck/ball?

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