Julius Peppers Would Like To Buy The World A Coke (And Some Overpriced…

The Bears lineman celebrated his new $91 million contract by buying 25 bottles of $350 champagne for guests at a nightclub. The deal contains Chicago's standard "Brewster Clause" requiring him to spend the entire amount within 30 days. [ChicagoTribune] » 3/08/10 12:05pm 3/08/10 12:05pm

We Will All Work For Mario Lemieux One Day

Steel City patron saint Mario Lemieux and shady creepster Ron Burkle, co-owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins, approached the Pittsburgh Pirates with an "unsolicited offer" to buy the MLB team, according to the Post-Gazette. Yinzers, cross your fingers. » 1/30/10 11:45am 1/30/10 11:45am

Antoine Walker Did Not Manage His Money Well

In 12 years, Antoine Walker made roughly 55 million NBA dollars (after taxes, but not counting endorsement deals.) Yet, he has over $4 million in unpaid debts and faces felony check fraud charges. How the hell did that happen? » 10/26/09 4:00pm 10/26/09 4:00pm

Corporate Layoffs Hit NBA Rosters?

Nearly half of NBA teams will start the season with fewer than the league-maximum 15 players, because many of them can't afford to pay the extra dead weight. Have they considered outsourcing the towel-waving to India ?[AP/ESPN] » 10/23/09 5:10pm 10/23/09 5:10pm

Tiger Woods Owns The Biggest House On The Rich Side Of Town

If Forbes' calculations are correct, Tiger Woods' $10 million FedEx Cup victory pushes him over the one billion dollar mark in career earnings. And he's only 33! How is your 401k doing? [Forbes] » 9/30/09 3:30pm 9/30/09 3:30pm

Michael Crabtree Surviving Off Delicious Subway Sandwiches

Professional holdout Michael Crabtree has still not signed with the San Francisco 49ers, but don't worry about him. His marketing agent has him endorsing Subway, which is perfect because Crabtree is probably really, really hungry. » 9/28/09 1:15pm 9/28/09 1:15pm

NFL To Let You Watch Games Long After They're Relevant

Blackout rules mean that if your local NFL team sucks, you don't get to watch their games live. Now by letting you watch the game "on a delayed basis," the league is acting like they're doing your a favor. » 9/10/09 6:40pm 9/10/09 6:40pm

College Athletes Without Insurance Should Try Not To Get Hurt

Being an NCAA athlete is awesome and everything, but if you twist your ankle—or something much worse—there's a good chance your school's health insurance won't cover you. Now put some tape on that and get back in there! » 7/16/09 3:30pm 7/16/09 3:30pm

The Olympics Get Cash For Gold

Thanks to the rousing success of Beijing, the International Olympic Committee turned a $383 million profit in 2008. (Their current net worth is $1.15 billion.) Yay, amateurs! [Sports Business Journal] » 7/13/09 12:00pm 7/13/09 12:00pm

Long Snapper Pays Price For Saints' Poor Investment Decisions

Kevin Houser has played in every Saints game since 2000—only hiking the ball on kicks, but still—yet he was abruptly cut last week for no apparent reason. Unless you count failed investments that cost his teammates $2 million. » 7/06/09 12:40pm 7/06/09 12:40pm

Sportswear Company Outplays Nike, Loses Anyway

It's a classic underdog tale—an upstart company devises a brilliant product plan, employs pluck and good fortune to make their dream a reality, and takes on the big boys....and then is summarily crushed by a large, multinational corporation. » 6/24/09 4:00pm 6/24/09 4:00pm

Financial Scammer Robs NHL Players To Throw Raunchy Parties For MLB…

There are many tales of financial woe to emerge from our economic meltdown, but few are more bizarre than the developer who bilked NHL players out of millions of dollars—only to lavish it on ex-baseball players? » 6/19/09 9:30am 6/19/09 9:30am

Tennessee's Ingenious Plan To End The Recession Hits A Snag

Tennessee plans a new tax on professional athletes—but not NFL players because "NFL rules would have penalized the state had it included their guys." Also, the Smokey Mountains to be renamed the Goodell Hills. [On The Forecheck] » 6/05/09 10:45am 6/05/09 10:45am

Yankee Fans Should Relocate To Safeco Field

If you want to watch the Mariners play the Yankees up close, it's cheaper to fly to Seattle and spend an entire weekend, then buy two front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. [Kottke] » 5/12/09 1:00pm 5/12/09 1:00pm

Montreal Canadiens To Feel The Power Of Celine Dion's Love

The Montreal Canadiens are for sale! And do you know who would be the perfect caretaker for this historically-gifted and beloved franchise? Canada's No. 1 shrew-like pop schmaltz siren! » 4/20/09 1:30pm 4/20/09 1:30pm

Tom Hicks Is Out Of Money

The Texas Rangers/Dallas Stars/Liverpool Kicking Guys owner has defaulted on about $500 million worth of loans and will probably have to sell his precious toys. But he was always so frugal and wise! [Dallas Observer] » 4/14/09 1:00pm 4/14/09 1:00pm

The Economy Is Booming, All Is Well

Club Seat has compiled a list of the most overpaid players in the NBA this season. Combined salaries of Raef LaFrentz and Steve Francis? $32,584,775. Combined game appearances? 0. [Club Seat] » 4/10/09 1:15pm 4/10/09 1:15pm

Relocation Coming To The NBA?

We've established that running an NBA team is a horrible way to make money, but did the Boston Globe bury the big news that some teams may not last much longer in their home city? » 3/16/09 12:30pm 3/16/09 12:30pm

Yankees, Mets, Cowboys Picked A Bad Time To Fleece Their Fans

Charging $2,500 a seat at sparkly new stadiums seemed like a good idea before the money armageddon bankrupted every sports fan in the country. [Wall Street Journal] » 3/07/09 3:45pm 3/07/09 3:45pm

Revenue Sharing Still Bringing Parity To Paul Tagliabue's Wallet

The NFL paid Paul Tagliabue $3.6 million last year to not be the commissioner of the NFL. (He's a "consultant.") Good work, if you can still get paid for it after you retire. [SBJ] » 2/23/09 3:15pm 2/23/09 3:15pm