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Old 07-01-2009, 04:43 PM   #16
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you know why no hockey players are on there? BECAUSE ITS A LIST OF AMERICAN ATHLETES lmaooooooooooooooooooo dont chirp hockey like that if you dont even understand whats going on

yeah, but there's no hockey players on the international top 20 either.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mor.../index.20.html
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:46 PM   #17
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yeah, but there's no hockey players on the international top 20 either.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mor.../index.20.html

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Of those 20, only four play in U.S.-based leagues, led by perennial powerhouse David Beckham, who is back in Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy at least through the end of this season.

So if you really even wanna count the MLS, therea re 4 and technically only 3 who dont play soccer or fight or drive a car.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:48 PM   #18
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What about the lowest paid pro-athletes? Just wondering how much a semi-pro player (like from the ABA) earns?
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:07 PM   #19
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yeah, but there's no hockey players on the international top 20 either.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mor.../index.20.html

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:19 PM   #20
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Why do golfers make so much money off of endorsements?


because golfer's actually play their sports with endorsements all over them. sure, nba players have shoes, but how often do you look at their feet? golfers are on the tv for 4 days, 4 hours each day, with a big "KPMG" logo across their hat, a "NIKE" swoosh on their t-shirt, a "Calloway" towel on their golf bag, etc, etc. When a golfer is on screen playing the game, you basically see, vividly, at least 1 company they are endorsing. that can't be said for other sports. and that's probably also the reason that some of these nascar driver's have huge endorsements as well.

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:20 PM   #21
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What about the lowest paid pro-athletes? Just wondering how much a semi-pro player (like from the ABA) earns?


the lowest paid is probably a golfer who doesn't make any cuts.

but anyway, a kid who went to my high school played for the DC united and his salary was $12,000/year.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #22
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Funny that Dwight Howard and makes more in endorsement money than Kobe Bryant. I never would have thought that.

Its funny how overpaid NBA players are, I mean Vince Carter and Steve Francis made more money than Tom Brady and there's only one NFL player in the top 10 (Peyton Manning).
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #23
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Funny that Dwight Howard and makes more in endorsement money than Kobe Bryant. I never would have thought that.


Kobe lost a lot after 2003.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:34 PM   #24
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I'm surprised Iverson and a bunch of other scrubs got that much in endorsements
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #25
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Jonny Flynn will soon be in this list, watch Jonny's salary ascension.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:00 PM   #26
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I'm surprised Iverson and a bunch of other scrubs got that much in endorsements
WTF? Iverson really isnt worth shit huh? The guy who has scored more points than Kobe is a scrub now. Ha.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #27
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At least he got fewer TO's and didn't miss a single shot.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #28
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At least he got fewer TO's and didn't miss a single shot.
Wow. Ignore my point. Then post a screenshot of a stupid comparision. That is we debate now? If you call AI a scrub, what do you call players who arent as good as him?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:07 PM   #29
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AI is not a scrub, i didn't say he was, and the guy who quoted was certainly being sarcastic.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:10 PM   #30
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AI is not a scrub, i didn't say he was, and the guy who quoted was certainly being sarcastic.
I wouldn't want him on the Mavericks for free...
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