- Cam Newton has to pay more in taxes for the Super Bowl than he made in income for the game.
- This is a fascinating article on the incomes of stadium workers, and cost-benefits of football stadium.
Many of the stadium workers I spoke with told me they earn $11 or $12 an hour. That would be about $1,900 a month if it were full-time work, but it’s not. Not by a long shot. Including the preseason, there are 10 49ers home games, along with 15 other big events. An employee that worked every single one of these events could end up with up to 240 hours; at my rate, that’s roughly $2,900 for the entire year. The median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Jose is $2,210. In Silicon Valley, where inequality was already stark, more low-wage, part-time, benefit-free service work is hardly a disruptive force.
- Here’s the tribute video the Seahawks made to Marshawn Lynch:
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) February 8, 2016
- Reportedly, the Lakers tried to trade Kobe Bryant for LeBron James in 2007. It’s pretty difficult to imagine that trade today, but that was Kobe in his prime. The Cavs wisely said “no”.
- Peyton Manning makes tens of millions a year. Don’t send him beer!!! Send it to me. Jesus.
— ESPN (@espn) February 11, 2016
- 10,000 fans walked out in the middle of the second half of a Liverpool match against Sunderland, and actually got what they wanted in the way of a 2-year ticket-price freeze from the team. Maybe we should try that state-side.
- Cleveland fans gave a nice send-off to Kobe Bryant in his last road game there.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 11, 2016
- Stupid Video of the day: Death from above.