Before Jim Calhoun's weekend press conference rant reaches YouTube meme proportions ("I'm forty! I'm a man!"), I think it's important that we look at the numbers he quoted and adjust them for inflation.
And they do need adjusting. First, let's once again set the scene. UConn had just beaten South Florida, and freelance journalist Ken Kreyeske — who was on the premises with a photo pass (in other words, he's a dick) — questioned the coach's $1.6 million salary. Considering that the state is running close to a billion dollars in the red, and UConn is a state university, how do you feel about that, coach? Calhoun, as is his custom in tense situations, responded with the tact and diplomacy of a berserk chimpanzee. Here's the exchange.