Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Most powerful Coach in sports!?!

"In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Alabama was last in everything--education, highway funding, progress in civil rights--the one thing people could take pride in was the success of the Alabama football team," says Paul Finebaum, a radio host and newspaper columnist in Birmingham.

Now we are second to last to Mississippi and it's still the same pride. Here you can find the article. put together a calculator tool that can tell you how your salary meets up with the Coach. It's a little depressing.

The article goes on to to show that the $32 million is a small price to what it brings in:

Robert Witt, points to the school's recent $500 million capital campaign as an example. "We have had 100,000 donors in that campaign, and a major reason they support us is football," he says. It's no different at any other college with a football team. Why do Ivy League schools even bother to field teams that are never going to win a bowl game? It keeps the alumni money flowing. That's how you pay for the English department.


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