You can’t win if you don’t pay.

Alabama’s national title run didn’t come cheaply.

Including bowl bonuses paid out to football staffers, Alabama’s athletic department bill for its most recent title-winning run through the 2017-18 playoffs totaled nearly $7.6 million, up slightly from its 2016-17 playoff appearance.

Alabama’s combined expense report for its recent CFP appearance totaled more than $5.37 million, including in excess of $2.8 million for its national semifinal win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and another $2.5 million for its title victory over Georgia in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to documents released through a public records request by The Decatur Daily.

I’m curious to see Georgia’s numbers in that regard.  Whatever they turn out to be, one thing I feel fairly certain about:  if Michael Adams were still president, they would have been much higher.



Filed under Alabama, BCS/Playoffs, It's Just Bidness

5 responses to “You can’t win if you don’t pay.

  1. Aladawg

    Can you explain your last comment or was that sarcasm?


  2. paul

    Well first, someone will have to file an FOIA request and then we’ll have to wait 90 days. Competitive advantage and all.


  3. AusDawg85

    Merchandise sales alone covered these bowl expenses.