Which Leagues Have The Highest Average Player Salaries?

This week, Sporting Intelligence and ESPN the Magazine released the Global Sports Salary Survey 2014, a worldwide look at which leagues pay the most on a per-athlete basis. » 4/16/14 3:24pm 4/16/14 3:24pm

Study: NBA Whites Are Not Underpaid (Counterpoint: Are They Overpaid?)

OK, hold on, just—just wait a second. This does actually make sense. A new study from the University of Toledo has found that white American NBA players are not discriminated against in their wages. We do have a question, though. » 1/17/14 2:58pm 1/17/14 2:58pm

How Much Do College Football Coaches Make? (A Lot.)

USA Today has released its annual roundup of FBS coaches' salaries, and the numbers are once again eye-popping. Alabama's Nick Saban tops the list with more than $5.5 million not counting bonuses—and he wants a raise. » 11/06/13 5:10pm 11/06/13 5:10pm

This Interactive Graphic On MLB Payrolls Is Amazing

You may want to wait a bit before checking out Phil Roth's wonderful little tool that allows you to explore baseball teams' payrolls, because you'll be there a while. » 8/22/13 5:32pm 8/22/13 5:32pm

Here Are The Salaries Of Every MLS Player

That little guy on the left? That's Joao Plata, a 21-year-old Ecuadorean forward making a splash in his first season after being traded to Real Salt Lake. He had a hell of a game on Saturday, assisting on both RSL goals in a 2-0 win. That ties him for the MLS lead in assists. There's a very good chance you make more… » 5/06/13 4:24pm 5/06/13 4:24pm

2013 Payrolls And Salaries For Every MLB Team

It's that time of the year. Time to unveil MLB's opening day payrolls, and laugh at the teams spending like drunkards (Yankees, $229 million) and the ones fielding quadruple-A rosters (Astros, $24 million). Let's dive in. » 3/29/13 11:02am 3/29/13 11:02am

In The Name Of Competitive Balance, The NFL Plays The Bully And The…

The NFL is a dictatorship masquerading as a benevolent dictatorship. In redistributing $46 million in salary cap space from the Redskins and Cowboys to the rest of the league, the NFL is enforcing laws that don't exist, playing Robin Hood with blackmail, and generally continuing a tradition of arbitrary, paternalistic… » 3/13/12 10:20am 3/13/12 10:20am

Incorrect Report On Baseball Salaries Drives Country Into A Tizzy

Everyone breathlessly re-published USA Today's annual salary survey, with the shocking news that the average salary is down 17 percent from 2009. In actuality, average salaries are up from last season. Whoopsie. » 4/05/10 3:05pm 4/05/10 3:05pm

Here's Some News That Will Depress You: The Reality Of $100K For…

The economically-inclined folks at The Wall Street Journal have taken the time to quantify this sobering figure: It takes A-Rod 6 pitches to make $100k. » 8/26/09 1:45pm 8/26/09 1:45pm

The Minimum Wage Of The Newark Bears

We've had a grand time this morning flipping through the newest issue of New York magazine and its Salary Issue. Essentially, it looks at all different fields and examines how salaries compare to each other, and sports is one of its most entertaining entires. We have our doubts about a few of the numbers on the list,… » 9/19/05 11:40am 9/19/05 11:40am