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Old 09-29-2013, 10:51 AM
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I guess this is really no surprise to most.....

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Pretty said our priorities.
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As far as I am concerned, it is better than paying some lazy ass bureaucrat. At least I get something in return watching football.
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That's actually surprising. I wasn't aware that many of those states even HAD football teams.
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They're all over paid out here.
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Sports are entertainment and some universities have a huge income from football or basketball or both. The head coach of the cash cow is paid accordingly. I remember when the head coach of UConn was paid about the same as a professor, or at least a heck of a lot less than Jim Calhoun.

Personally, I contribute a very small amount to the entertainment business and consider the income of performers an illness of our society.
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All those coaches are on the revenue generating side of State Governments...I don't have much of a problem with it.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Sports are entertainment and some universities have a huge income from football or basketball or both. The head coach of the cash cow is paid accordingly. I remember when the head coach of UConn was paid about the same as a professor, or at least a heck of a lot less than Jim Calhoun.

Personally, I contribute a very small amount to the entertainment business and consider the income of performers an illness of our society.


I read an article once about Rutgers -- that school's football team is "worth" a small fortune. It's amazing that so many people really give a crap.

Then again, 2 out of the 3 male family members in my family are pinned to the television for the ENTIRE Sunday watching the football... LOL. I just got in from a swim with my kids and I'm putting down some flooring in their rooms... I think they'll remember that a lot longer than the time I sat on the sofa and watched a bunch of guys in spandex slapping each other on the ass... LOL.

"To each their own" I suppose. LOL.
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All those coaches are on the revenue generating side of State Governments...I don't have much of a problem with it.

Good point.
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Only 4 schools in the entire country have athletic programs that pay for themselves. Chances are yours isn't one of them. The latest NCAA report showed 22 schools have programs make money, but most are net losses. And if you add in costs of bonding for stadiums and other facilities costs, only 4 large State Schools come out ahead.
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What is surprising is what they get paid: The med school chair in NY is at Stony Brook - the state university; her 2013 pay $1.14 million. I might be able to stomach that, but in2 years she will be eligible for her NY state pension based upon a $1.14 million dollar average pay (highest 3 years of service), which with her 30 years in as a NYS employee will net her a pension of $810,000/yr for the rest of her life. And, oh by the way the last three chairs have stayed in the position an average of 3.2 years before retiring!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Only 4 schools in the entire country have athletic programs that pay for themselves. Chances are yours isn't one of them. The latest NCAA report showed 22 schools have programs make money, but most are net losses. And if you add in costs of bonding for stadiums and other facilities costs, only 4 large State Schools come out ahead.
Now you're talking about the entire program. It's the football and/or basketball program that foots a major part of the bill.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
What is surprising is what they get paid: The med school chair in NY is at Stony Brook - the state university; her 2013 pay $1.14 million. I might be able to stomach that, but in2 years she will be eligible for her NY state pension based upon a $1.14 million dollar average pay (highest 3 years of service), which with her 30 years in as a NYS employee will net her a pension of $810,000/yr for the rest of her life. And, oh by the way the last three chairs have stayed in the position an average of 3.2 years before retiring!!!!!!
Holy shit. That is incredible.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Only 4 schools in the entire country have athletic programs that pay for themselves. Chances are yours isn't one of them. The latest NCAA report showed 22 schools have programs make money, but most are net losses. And if you add in costs of bonding for stadiums and other facilities costs, only 4 large State Schools come out ahead.
not to get off topic, but doesn't that just make you sick?

The millions these programs generate in revenue for the school and we still having college cost what it does today and in the next 15 years it is estimated to cost over 250k for a 4 year state degree.

The absolute gross waste and over spending in these establishments is repulsive.
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One more reason to limit the size and scope of government.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
What is surprising is what they get paid: The med school chair in NY is at Stony Brook - the state university; her 2013 pay $1.14 million. I might be able to stomach that, but in2 years she will be eligible for her NY state pension based upon a $1.14 million dollar average pay (highest 3 years of service), which with her 30 years in as a NYS employee will net her a pension of $810,000/yr for the rest of her life. And, oh by the way the last three chairs have stayed in the position an average of 3.2 years before retiring!!!!!!
No need to worry about that with football coaches. Just ask Lane Kiffin!
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The highest paid state employees in Minnesota are the Chancellor and Vice-chancellor of MNSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities).
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At least college coaches help to produce revenue that is voluntarily paid by the consumer. Show me another state official that can make that claim!
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As far as I am concerned, it is better than paying some lazy ass bureaucrat. At least I get something in return watching football.
I can't disagree with that....
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
All those coaches are on the revenue generating side of State Governments...I don't have much of a problem with it.
Voluntary revenue at that. Football revenue isn't generated at the point of a gun.
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