Big Money


I just heard that Brett Favre could earn as much as $20,000,000 to play football this season. Twenty. Million. Dollars. To throw a ball. That got me thinking. What would $20,000,000 buy?

  • 100,000 pap smears
  • 10,000,000 school lunches
  • 400 annual salaries for teachers
  • A year’s in-state tuition and fees for 2,000 students at the University of Maryland
  • 298 annual salaries for registered nurses
  • A year of health insurance for 1111 families
  • Prenatal care for 10,741 women
  • 100,000 mammograms
  • 1,000,000 fall coats for kids
  • 200,000 eye exams

So. Brett Favre. What are you going to do with $20,000,000?

All costs are approximate based on quick internet searches for average costs.

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8 comments for “Big Money

  1. adventuresofamy
    August 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

    wow.

    I hope he, and others who earn similar amounts, reads this.

  2. August 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Wow. You really put that into perspective. That would also take care of the medical bills for 20 premature babies spending any significant time in the NICU. Wish I knew how to throw a ball =)

  3. August 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    It sucks. And I have friends who are GIDDY he is back and getting paid. blah.

  4. August 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Ugh. As a Minnesotan and Viking fan/Packer hater, Brett Favre makes me sick. The end.

  5. August 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Do I think the man makes an absurd amount of money? Yes. Do I think most professional athletes also make an absurd amount of money? Yes. Am I still happy to have Favre? Yep.

    I would hope at the very least that he makes very generous contributions to charity – because it is wrong you can make that much money for throwing a ball. But, like I said, it isn’t the first time an athelete has made that much, and at least he didn’t claim it was to “feed his family” (ahem, Latrel Sprewell (sp?)). This is a problem with professional sports overall – not just Brett Favre.

  6. KLZ
    August 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    This depresses me.

  7. August 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Love it!! What a world it would be if he actually led the way and did some of those things with that money. Wish some one would stand up and lead that charge!

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