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The Real Reason Favre Returned

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Favre Dollars

Was it the disappointment in the interception against New Orleans? Was it the allure of being around his teammates again? Was it his desire to play like a kid again? None of the above. The reason Brett Favre returned to Minnesota, a return that was done completely on Favre’s schedule and not the Minnesota Vikings’, must be money. Perhaps that’s easy to scoff at, but once you understand just how much of a raise Favre stands to receive, it shouldn’t be.

ProFootballTalk has the details:

Per a league source, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre got his new contract on Monday. He received a signing bonus of $4.4 million, and he reduced his base salary from $13 million to $11.6 million… Favre also is eligible to earn $4 million in incentives, which allows him to make up to $20 million in 2010.

If the Vikings are anywhere near as good as they were last season, Favre should reach those incentives, especially if they are performance-based, fairly easily. Even if he doesn’t, he still stands to earn $16 million for the 2010 season, and a number like that is reason enough for most people to leave their palatial confines of their Hattiesburg, Mississippi compound.

Especially if they don’t have to attend training camp.

NFL Free Agency Orgy

Albert Haynesworth
“Just got paid. It’s Friday night. Party hunting, feeling right.”

The NFL’s free agency period started at midnight, this morning, and there have already been some significant signings, none quite as big as Albert Haynesworth going to Washington for a bank-breaking $100 million. The Haynesworth deal is for seven years, with $41 million being guaranteed. After signing the human defensive wall away from the Titans, the Redskins didn’t stop there, also re-signing defensive back DeAngelo Hall for $55 million over six years. Keep up with the NFL free agency signings here and, well, all over the place, actually. I’ll be contributing at Cincy Jungle as well, along with Josh and the rest of the gang.

More signings of note after the jump >>

Shaq Needs A Hybrid

Shaquille O’Neal spends a whole lot of money each month on various expenses which were detailed by the television show, EXTRA (extra, extra, extra) as they cover O’Neal’s divorce from his wife, Shaunie.  The figures that came out were pretty mind-blowing:

- $22000 a month for maid services
- $17000 monthly clothing expenditure
- $23000 a month on gasoline.  That’s about 6000 gallons of gas a month or 200 a day.
- $1500 a month on cable TV (that’s a lot of television)

Words fail me.  I understand he has a lot of vehicles to maintain but 200 gallons of gas a day??????  Does he handle the travel responsibilities for the entire Heat organization during away games?  Has the word, “hybrid” ever entered the Big Aristotle’s mind?  Apparently not.

Most modern vehicles can usually get you anywhere from 200 to 400 miles a tank.  So what the hell is he doing that’s causing him to use so much fuel?  With all that TV watching, how do you have time to use 200 gallons of gas a day?

(H-t to SbB)

Shaq