At today's proceedings of O'Bannon v. NCAA, an antitrust suit which seeks to give players a share of the profits off their likenesses, the NCAA's lawyers successfully objected to the entry into evidence of our map showing that coaches are the highest-paid public employees in 39 of 50 states.

The judge apparently called the map "argumentative."

Why the plaintiffs' lawyers submitted the map rather than the data behind it, we have no idea. (Virality!) We're also not personally offended—the NCAA just appears to be challenging anything that makes it look bad, like "publicly available financial data" and "reported facts" and other such nonsense:


Below, our original post explaining how the map was created.