What’s it gonna cost to win a Superbowl?

Everybody knows about the profligate spending of billionaire owners like the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and the Washington Redskins’ Daniel Snyder. But according to a moneyball analysis of NFL spending on salaries and bonuses over the past five seasons, the Seattle Seahawks are right up there vying for the title of the league’s biggest spender.

1. Cowboys$566.89
2. Seahawks$552.42
3. Redskins$547.37

Who knew?

(FYI, for comparison, that’s about $100 million more than the teams at the bottom of the list.)


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    GBS spews:



    Republicans have just lost their last legal tool to slow down the Democrat’s agenda.

    With no way to control the House and now no way to filibuster, it’s FULL STEAM AHEAD and finally mow down the Reagan Republican agenda once and for all.

    The Republicans are on their backs with their tails tucked between their legs after being neutered by the electorate. Now the Dems have their foot on the throats of Conservative Christian, Moral Majority, Reagan Republican Party and are just about to serve the coup de grăce.

    Say good bye and good riddance the unpatriotic fools known as the Republican Party.

    Life’s soooooooo good.

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    FudgePAC 10 spews:

    If GBS can violate HA “Policy” by barfing up irrelevant trivia about an irrelevant washed-up has-been sick comic, FudgePAC10 can irrelevantly refute correctnotright’s nonsense about deregulation.

    Or we’ll let Robert Samuelson direct the refutation:

    Is former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan responsible for holding interest rates too low and for not imposing tougher regulations on mortgage lending? Would Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin have spotted the crisis sooner? Did Republican free-market ideologues leave greedy Wall Streets types too unregulated? Was Congress too permissive with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

    Some stories are make-believe. After leaving government, Rubin landed at Citigroup as “senior counselor.” He failed to identify toxic mortgage securities as a big problem in the bank’s own portfolio. It’s implausible to think he’d have done so in Washington. As recent investigative stories in The New York Times and The Washington Post show, the Clinton administration broadly supported the financial deregulation that Democrats are now so loudly denouncing.

    - via Newsweek, 18 October 2008

    Savor the last line, the one about the Clinton administration. Also note, alas, that FudgePAC 10 suggested that President Bush bring an adult, Robert Rubin, into his cabinet to clean up the Greenspan-Paulson mess. Rubin, alas, was part of the mess and part of the problem.

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    Kiss My Superbowl ... Ring spews:

    I hate the smell of Democrats in the morning. Afternoon too.

    I predict the day will come, soon, when GBS gets to choke on his own smelly hubris. Any party that can do the rah-rah rave about a fuck like Franken is a party with a death wish that richly deserves to get its wish.

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    Kiss My Superbowl ... Ring spews:

    So shere’s slacker YLB? Still “working” on da bomb?

    You’d think the lad would learn. He always looks so lame and limp when he tries to play with us adults in the big leagues, as if he were dog-hater Rabbit’s yappy little poodle, the mange mutt Thumper Rabbit keeps around to thump when Nurse Jane FuzzyWuzzy brooms them out of the burrow.

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    ECT 4 YLB spews:

    YLB, my son, for your emotional health and ours you need to … Get. A. Job. Get a soft job, something you can handle, something appropriately menial that’s not too demanding.

    Romping back thru the HA archives to settle scores is a fool’s errand, particularly when you’re the fool. Give it up. Give it a rest. Get a job. Good night and good luck.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    3, 4, 5 — I have just a few words for you guys, then I’ll leave:


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    Broadway Joe spews:

    But in the grand scheme of things, $100m or so over the last five years isn’t that much money. And unless the League and its PA can come to an agreement on a new CBA fast, the ride is going to get extremely bumpy extremely quick. The upcoming season is the last season to include a salary cap, with some sort of labor action (strike/lockout) likely coming up after an uncapped 2010-11 season. And despite the current economic situation, the salary cap for this season went up for the upcoming season, to $128m, and league rules require teams to spend at least at a level equivalent to 87.6% of the cap ($112.1m), the so-called ‘salary floor’. Interesting times, indeed. Here’s a link to explain it better, though it may make your brain hurt: