$37,910,104.00

I’m sure Johnny Football had absolutely nothing to do with the astounding profit Texas A&M turned in 2012.  (To put that number in perspective, it’s over half of what the rest of the conference put together made.)

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32 responses to “$37,910,104.00

  1. That horse has been dead for some time, but let’s beat the sh*t out of it!

  2. Ellis

    I cant’t resist Good Senator, but good for the Aggies. That is quite a return on investment for them. And Johnny got an education and a chance to showcase his talents against the best competition in the nation which he will surely parlay into an NFL contract and endorsement deals that will dwarf A&M’s profits.

    • I cant’t resist Good Senator, but good for the Aggies. That is quite a return on investment for them. And Johnny got an education and a chance to showcase his talents against the best competition in the nation which he will surely parlay into an NFL contract and endorsement deals that will dwarf A&M’s profits.

      Translation: LALALALALALALAICANTHEARYOU. ;)

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “And Johnny got an education…” No, Johnny Football dropped out of school after fall semester, and I suspect stopped going to classes way before that. No degree. No real education. Just football and, fine, that’s paying off handsomely for him. But what about all the other A&M team members? And the other players at all the other schools? And all the other 99% of the players “who will be going pro in something other than sports?” That’s why the NCAA is FOS.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        And A&M is FOS, too.

      • Ellis

        You are right, Johnny surely sees the money and could afford to pass on the opportunity of the education he was provided. As for the other players that might not go pro then they should take advantage of the education they are given in exchange for their play. Perhaps A&M did not realize the same return on investment on the risk they took on those other players, but c’mon, Johnny Footballs are rare players. Not sure I see your point.

        • Hackerdog

          You think it’s the schools who assume the risk? Seriously?

          • Dawgfan Will

            Yeah, I’m not really seeing a risk on the school’s part either.

          • Ellis

            Sure. You don’t really know how a recruit will turn out. Think of Crowell at UGA a few years ago. Was a 5 star recruit that turned out to be a bust. Other players turn out great, so yes there are no sure things. Alot of teams did not even recruit Johnny.

    • Dog in Fla

      “And Johnny got an education and a chance to showcase his talents against the best competition in the nation which he will surely parlay into an NFL contract and endorsement deals that will dwarf A&M’s profits.”

      If so, his agent better have all three pitches working

      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1779801-whats-johnny-manziel-worth-how-about-740-million#articles/1779801-whats-johnny-manziel-worth-how-about-740-million

    • Hackerdog

      I’ll gladly swap my diploma for $38 million. Just saying.

  3. Dog in Fla

    $20,000 to $37,000,000 is only a rounding error

    “Texas A&M is in damage-control mode after a recent Bloomberg.com article, quoting multiple university officials, appeared to minimize Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel’s worth to A&M.

    The article reported that the school claimed Manziel directly brought A&M only $20,000, putting a decidedly small-time spin on things compared to the afterglow of the moment less than a year ago. At the time, A&M touted a study that claimed the latter portion of the 11-2 debut season in the SEC and Manziel’s Heisman resulted in $37 million in media exposure for A&M.”

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/texas-aggies/20131105-what-s-texas-am-johnny-manziel-worth-am-backtracks-after-bloomberg.com-article-minimizes-heisman-winning-qb-s-financial-contribution.ece

  4. AthensHomerDawg

    Somehow I’m confident that Johnny got his. And I know that everyone at Auburn got theirs.
    just sayin’

  5. Bulldawg165

    SEVEN schools from the SEC turned a higher profit than us last year, including Kentucky and Arkansas? How is that even possible?

    • Dog in Fla

      Rounding error?

      • jack

        Is it just me, or do those statistics paint a rather sobering picture of Georgia’s place in the conference power hierarchy?

        • Dog in Fla

          Well, Greg was considering mounting a Gurley for Heisman Campaign but why bother because another high ankle sprain would just result in another unrecouped overhead line item

        • Bulldawg165

          Yeah, after I posted it I went back and looked and saw that we were 8th in the conference in revenue as well, so it’s not like we only had lower profit because we outspent folks.

    • Normaltown Mike

      I blame Bobo.

    • Red Dawg

      …..because they spend like 17 dollars on football

  6. Cousin Eddie

    I thought everyone was buying Kevin Sumlin visors?

    • Dawgfan Will

      The Kliff K. sunglasses line is about to really take off for Texas Tech, and Bama can expect a tidy profit from the Nick Saban “I Don’t Have Time for This Shit” high fiber cereal.

  7. South FL Dawg

    Well I’m all for loosening the NCAA’s stranglehold but just a bottom line and nothing about what’s included is meaningless. Good effect though.

    • Dog in Fla

      “Do Football Victories Influence Giving?”

      Texas A&M Foundation President Eddie Davis wrote an editorial in the Texas A&M Foundation magazine Spirit in fall of 2011 titled: “Do Football Victories Influence Giving?”

      After reviewing data dating back to 1996, he concluded there was usually no correlation between the two, noting that donors often plan a gift for years before giving the school the money. Nevertheless, he concluded the column with a thought on why a good football season — like a Heisman Trophy — is still important to the university and its fans.

      “Finally, winning football games – while perhaps not directly correlated to giving totals – has many positive psychological effects. Certainly the institution’s overall brand interest is improved. Typically applications for admissions go up. Athletic ticket sales go up. Football team performance provides a frame of reference for alumni involvement, socialization and pride with reference to our peers
      .
      “And, you know, to hell with the statistics,” he said. “It just makes us all happier people.”

      http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/740f5222#/740f5222/2

  8. americusdawg

    I’m curious … Why is Mizzou 16 million in the red? Is that partially due to their exit fee to join the SEC?

    • Reipar

      I believe they undertook massive facility upgrades. First phase over 100 million with about 3/4 of that done through bond financing. They are spending a ton of money, which puts them in the red is my guess.