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Who's paid best? NBA v NFL v Premiership

Discussion in 'Sport' started by common, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. common

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    With Rio just signing his new £100K a week contract it made me think how 'our' boys compare with their US equivalents

    Any ideas ?
     
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    V NHL as well!
     
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    Just doing a quick search the salaries the top US guys get far exceed the piddling ones the Premiership 'stars' get.

    For example in 2004 a NFL player called Peyton Manning signed a 7 year $98 million contract. Averaging $14million per year.

    In NBA Shaquille O'Neal's salary is $20million.

    Quite a bit more than Rios crappy £5.2 million.
     
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    Not worth getting out of bed for that is it :D
     
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    I think with Pro-US sports there's a greater delta between the top 1 or 2 (franchise) players and the lesser counterparts on the same team. NFL teams (not sure about NBA) have salary caps where they only get a certain pot of cash to divide between the huge squads. This negates Chelski sytle "buying" championships and keeps things competitive. There is also the draft system which also gives the best college talent to the worst performing pro-teams.

    I love the NFL for this reason. Who can predict the top 3-4 in the Premiership this season? It'll be largely the same as the last 5,6,7 years (Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool). With the NFL, you get a few teams that win things for a few seasons (49ers in the 80's, Cowboys in the 90's, Patriots in the 00's) but the lesser teams soon come back with new talent to keep it interesting. A bit off topic - sorry!
     

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