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Friday, November 16, 2007

Sports Friday: Idiotic Sportswriters, Part 70

Specifically, the A-Rod kerfuffle.

How on Earth do you describe a player negotiating a contract for $275MM, much of which will be paid when he will be eligible to be a member of AARP, as "crawling back". The sportswriters, who obviously have nothing better to write about, are making a huge deal of this supposed capitulation.

Here's what really happened.

A-Rod and his agent miscalculated the market, figured it out quickly, and cut their losses. Period. A-Rod will be making an average of $27.5MM per year for ten years. Where I come from, that's a pretty good deal.

This morning, they were talking about how Yankkes fans will react on Opening Day next year. My take: If they boo, A-Rod will feel bad until he goes home, turns on his computer and checks his portfolio.

Ich Kenesht.



  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    You are absolutely right, and this again proves sportswriters' lack of common sense.


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