You pays your money and you makes your choice.

So,

I don’t mean to offer that as the source of a Daily Gator post (although you’re free to take it that way), but instead, to ask this:  if paying players meant that athletic departments would be forced to exercise better judgment handing out coaching contracts so that stupid buyouts like this one were curtailed, would that be such a bad trade off?

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UPDATE:  Oh, and this guy.

For some reason, he doesn’t mention the problem with coaches and administrators splitting the pot with the players.  I wonder why.

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UPDATE #2:  This, too.

It’s nice to have friends with (other people’s) money.

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14 responses to “You pays your money and you makes your choice.

  1. Go Dawgs!

    Dude got paid a little more than a million dollars per victory before taxes (and with no state income tax!). Nice work if you can get it.

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  2. Faltering Memory

    No, but don’t hold your breath.

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  3. Silver Creek Dawg

    Two other paydays, one well-known and one not so well-known.

    Today, Bobby Bonilla gets $1.19 million from the Mets, as he has every year since 2011 and will continue until 2035. Many know about that.

    Hree’s one I didn’t know about. Bruce Sutter gets $1.12 million from the Braves for 30 years after he retired. That ends after next season.

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    • Mayor

      Bruce Sutter only played for the Braves for a couple of years too as I recall.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        I just pulled up his stats on Baseball-Reference, and for their money the Braves got 152 1/3 innings over 3 seasons (’85, ’86, ’88) valued at -0.6 WAR. The mid-’80s Braves were something.

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  5. Besides being against the laws of the ocean…$hark humping doe$ have it’$ green $ide…

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  6. Jack Klompus

    I’ve always thought those incompetent guys that are the hanger on-er with execs is a sweet gigs. You know the guys, that you’re like- how TF did he get that job? Makes $200-$300K just riding the coat tail of some dude he’s been friends with forever. That’s good work if you can get it.

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  7. NCDawg

    Oh, are we acting like Kansas basketball players aren’t making solid bank?

    Anyhow, it’s likely just time for colleges to get out of athletics business. IMO, no way to thread the Title IX / fair market value needle.

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  8. spur21

    That is truly a “I won the Florida Lottery” smile and I didn’t even buy a ticket.

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  9. 92 grad

    Ive been saying since the conference networks were formed that there will simply be way too much cash floating around for everyone to operate ethically. They’re going to cannibalize themselves.

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  10. Bulldog Joe

    https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/florida-state-football-season-ticket-sales-facing-major-swoon-in-2019

    It’s worse at Florida State. Here’s the money quote:

    “It’s a reflection of the last two or three seasons we’ve had, the schedule we have at home, and the attitude of this generation between 20 and 40 about going to live sporting events,” FSU athletics director David Coburn told Warchant in a recent interview.

    Blaming his problem on a generation that got locked out by rapidly escalating donation levels isn’t the pathway back to success.

    A home schedule of Louisiana-Monroe, Alabama State, Louisville, N.C. State, Syracuse and Miami won’t lead him back either, no matter how much the team improves.

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