H.B. Blades was a sixth-round pick from Pittsburgh who played four seasons for Washington as a linebacker. The team cut him in 2011, and formally paid him $40,000 in severance pay in September 2012. However, they also paid out that same sum a few months later, and they’ve been fighting in court ever since to recoup…
Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and a respected entrepreneur. He founded the music sharing site Limewire, and he runs Tower Research, a famed high-frequency trading firm. Gorton also believes that the "ruthless" secret cabal that assassinated JFK and planned 9/11 could be coming to kill his family.
SAN FRANCISCO—Larry's cock is 13 stories high, which is odd because most buildings don't have 13 stories because it's bad luck, but Larry doesn't have to worry about bad luck, because he is the fifth-richest man in the world. He's so rich and so weird that people write more about how rich and weird he is than about…
You know, $54.5 million just doesn't go as far as it once did. Tiger Woods, who scraped together enough dough to get a mortgage at that price in Jupiter Island, Fla., two years ago, is already finding that out. We've all been there.
It must be said right up front: coffee is a utilitarian beverage that exists mainly to wake you up. Therefore, treating coffee as some delicate wine-like treat that can only be appreciated by a select group of gourmands is absurd. Or is it?
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.
Leave it to the Times — the publisher's kid, no less — to come up with one of the dumber reasons to hate the infinitely hateable Yankee Stadium: The kiddies can't get autographs anymore!
"It seems logical that children of privilege who have access to world-class coaching and state-of-the-art facilities should develop professional-level talent, but for some reason that almost never happens." The answer, he says, "is elusive." [VF.com]