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Can you name the highest paid athletes by their position in 2012 for the big 4 sports ?
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Jun 9th, 2012 at 15:58 GMT
DeMarcus Ware isn't a DB
Jun 9th, 2012 at 17:28 GMT
You're missing LB in the football section and you should add a 3rd column showing what they are making this year.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 23:06 GMT
@Anybody: How would I add another column because in the hint column I have nba, mlb, nhl, and nfl, which turn into the headings, In the answer, I of course have the players as the answers, and then in the extra hint column I have the position, so how would I insert another column.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 23:40 GMT
Its Henrik not Hernik Lundqvist. Also, you can just put their salary in parentheses next to their position
Jun 10th, 2012 at 01:19 GMT
Added the salary for the year 2012 for each player. Hope you like it.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 05:51 GMT
I found lots of discrepancies regarding base salaries at spotrac.com. Gronkowski just signed a huge deal. Welker is taking the 9+ million tender offer from the Pats. Might be worth a second opinion before it gets published, or tons of comments will come in disputing things. Fun idea for a quiz, though. You might clarify if you're talking base salaries, average salaries, etc.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 06:40 GMT
There is no way that TE salary is correct. A quick Google search for "vernon davis salary" came up with $5,751,000 for 2012. I don't know if that is 100% accurate or if he is the highest paid TE (and I don't feel like spending the time to find out -- finals week), but I can assure you that $540,000 is not the highest salary among NFL tight ends.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 10:58 GMT
@BoL and tk_go_giants: I added a note to say that it is based on base salaries and nothing else. Also, I re-checked Gronkowski's salary and he actually does make 540,000 this year because of the fact that it is his first year and usually the big amounts of money for players are at the end of their contracts, so for that reason I switched him with Zach Miller who makes $6,000,000 this year. I replaced Calvin Johnson with Wes Welker because Welker makes more this year. Thank you very much for notifying me on the mistakes and I fixed everything that you asked me to check on. Thanks, BuddyBoy77
Jun 10th, 2012 at 16:27 GMT
There's no way the highest paid offensive lineman is only making $4 million. There's at least three making over $10 million
Jun 10th, 2012 at 18:09 GMT
Yeah, I'm with whoisdannyb on this one too. Jake Long's base salary is $11.2 million for 2012, and Joe Thomas' is $10.5 million. I'm sure there are others as well, since these two were the first high profile OL that came to mind, and both make significantly more than $4 million.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 19:01 GMT
Rashard Lewis' salary is around $22,000,000 and Tim Duncan's is about $21,000,000. They should be ahead of LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 19:13 GMT
Yeah, the NBA salaries are kind of wonky. Duncan and Garnett both make more than Nowitzki or Howard do, depending on how you classify their positions. Carmelo Anthony is also above LeBron.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 06:21 GMT
NFL needs some corrections: WR - Vincent Jackson $11,000,000; OL - Jake Long $11,200,000; DL - Dwight Freeney $14,035,000; LB - David Harris $9,900,000. For NBA Rashard Lewis should be the top SF at $22,152,000. Dirk and Howard are correct with Duncan and Garnett being free agents for now.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 10:10 GMT
All fixed. Thank you very much for letting me know and I am very sorry for the mistakes. I had to use Spotrac.com, Forbes, and a few other sites, so I knew some of the info may have been incorrect at first, but thank you to all for helping me fix it.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 19:20 GMT
Since NFL contracts are not usually guaranteed base salary is kind of useless especially since the highly paid players get a huge signing bonus. Doing any sort of salary quiz is very difficult for the NFL because of all of the different bonuses that are not part of the base salary.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 22:33 GMT
Add the teams, I always like that. There's so many 1B/Center/WR to think of
Jun 12th, 2012 at 01:18 GMT
Calvin Johnson's P5 Salary, roster bonus, and signing bonus combine to around 18 million for 2012-13.
Jun 12th, 2012 at 10:04 GMT
@ag169908: While that may be true, this quiz is based on base salaries for these players and Calvin Johnson has a lower base salary than Vincent Jackson for the 2012 season.
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