Wednesday, March 5, 2008

ESPN has a story worth reading

Every now and then, ESPN will have a really great article. Today's was on Page 2. It details how the Wharton Business School at UPenn has a deal with the NFL to hold a conference, essentially, that details the smartest ways for NFL players to invest and maintain their millions of dollars.

I've often thought of what kind of a mind fuck it must be to recieve 10's of million of dollars in one check when I was 21 or 22. I'd have probably blown it on strippers and sour punch straws.

Think about guys like Mike Vick who sunk his money into the best rape stands money could buy. Or Pacman who spent his money making it rain on strippers. Or Tony Mandarich who, well, no one knows what the hell he's doing. I'm sure there are more stories of former NFL players who are back to working the loading docks at Home Depot because they blew through their cash.

For all the flack the NFL and NFLPA cathes (and rightfully so) for not taking care of the older players, this is a genuinely good thing that they offer.

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