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kwilk103
06-03-2008, 08:48 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/specials/fortunate50/2008/index.html

tiger is #1 at 128m

mickelson is #2 at 62m

top 20 international is also listed---beckham #1 at 48m

PACKmanN
06-03-2008, 08:51 PM
makes you wonder why these players have to increase their contracts when they get so much just for doing endorsements.

WMD
06-03-2008, 08:52 PM
Surprising to see Durant at #13..

SeanTaylorRIP
06-03-2008, 08:55 PM
Surprising to see Durant at #13..

Yeah pretty crazy considering the mini contracts NBA rookies get.

bantx
06-03-2008, 08:56 PM
yeah 21 mil from endorsements? jebus

M.O.T.H.
06-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Where is De La Hoya?

619
06-03-2008, 08:58 PM
I don't know where to start. Durant at #13 threw me off a bit, yes, J-Roc makes this list and lol at Michael Finley.

WMD
06-03-2008, 08:59 PM
Didn't Miguel Cabrera sign a huge deal? I figured he'd be on the international list.

yo123
06-03-2008, 09:00 PM
Wow I didn't know Michael Finley made that much. And I thought Zito would be on the list.

619
06-03-2008, 09:04 PM
Oh, yes my boy Cristiano Ronaldo top 10 and those numbers are likely to increase with a looming transfer.

LonghornsLegend
06-03-2008, 09:42 PM
I thought A-Rod would be higher, but this is just ridiculous for Durant:

The 2007-08 Rookie of the Year will have to wait three more seasons for a giant contract, but his $7 million-a-year deal with Nike included a $12 million signing bonus.


WOW...Nike is shelling out some serious cash for shoe deals, 12 million dollars in signing bonus? I just can't get over that...But I'll be the first to admit for how much their product sales they can triple that back easily.

But just think, this is Durant's cash outside of his NBA contract, sometimes you don't realize how much athletes get paid these days.

Crickett
06-03-2008, 09:50 PM
Peyton only had 13 million in endorsements? Seriously? How much did he get per endorsement? Ten bucks?

MetSox17
06-03-2008, 09:53 PM
I was having an argument in the Off-topic forum about how it wouldn't mean anything for Michael Beasley to drop from 1 to 3, monetary-wise because of endorsements. That link proves everything i said.

And shout out to my boy K.D!! #13.

Not even Greg Oden was up that high ;)

Shane P. Hallam
06-03-2008, 10:03 PM
I was having an argument in the Off-topic forum about how it wouldn't mean anything for Michael Beasley to drop from 1 to 3, monetary-wise because of endorsements. That link proves everything i said.

And shout out to my boy K.D!! #13.

Not even Greg Oden was up that high ;)

I'll guess that is because Oden is the ugliest man alive.

MetSox17
06-03-2008, 10:05 PM
I'll guess that is because Oden is the ugliest man alive.

And because even Billy Cundiff could kick a field goal through his teeth.

I imagined he'd be up there seeing as he was on plenty commercials.

Shane P. Hallam
06-03-2008, 10:08 PM
His injury MUST have taken away some cash in hand.

My favorite of the 50 is easily Michael Finley, haha.

MetSox17
06-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Lol, i can't believe Finley robbed the Spurs of 18 million...

iworshipbender
06-03-2008, 10:11 PM
makes you wonder why these players have to increase their contracts when they get so much just for doing endorsements.

Contracts are essentially guaranteed money, and you don't have much control over endorsements..

619
06-03-2008, 10:23 PM
Lol, i can't believe Finley robbed the Spurs of 18 million...

You mean the Mavs ..

GB12
06-03-2008, 10:29 PM
Not that it's a surprise, but it's still ******* crazy how much money Tiger makes. He got more from just endorsements than #2 an #3 totals combined. And in 2 years he'll be a billionaire.

MetSox17
06-03-2008, 10:31 PM
You mean the Mavs ..

Yeah, you're right, the Mavericks. Poor Mark Cuban. Paid 18 million dollars for a guy to go play with your rival team lol.

LonghornsLegend
06-03-2008, 10:49 PM
Yeah, you're right, the Mavericks. Poor Mark Cuban. Paid 18 million dollars for a guy to go play with your rival team lol.

Thats how you know NBA and NFL contracts are way off...Fitzgerald is making 10 million a year and thats considered excellent, while Finley can rack up 18 million coming off the bench with no contact, amazing lol.

Brodeur
06-03-2008, 10:55 PM
Didn't Miguel Cabrera sign a huge deal? I figured he'd be on the international list.

Doesn't come into effect until next year really.

The Dynasty
06-03-2008, 11:26 PM
Didnt Expect to see to Jared Allen. Soon Adrian Peterson will be up there surprised is he isnt already.

Turtlepower
06-03-2008, 11:48 PM
Yeah Eli at 50!!!!!!

Geo
06-04-2008, 12:13 AM
I'll guess that is because Oden is the ugliest man alive.
Greg Oden is a chameleon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ScPbahF4Bw)