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Monopoly money

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Philadelphia Flyers said restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber has agreed to an offer sheet worth a reported $110 million over 14 years. This is insane from the amount of money being thrown out to the number of years in the contract. Slavery may have been abolished but 14 years? Things have gotten a bit out of hand with these contracts.
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    We really need another adjective for a large amount of money.

    The bank has only $15,140 in standard editions of Monopoly.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Not only that, but perhaps not comparing someone making $110 million dollars to 'slavery.'
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Signing for 14 years for that much loot isn't slavery but there's no way he will play out the contract.
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    And everybody knows it. It's just a salary cap loophole that everyone exploits. Be gone in the next CBA, I'm sure.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Spread over 14 years, it's $7.85 million per year.

    Shea Weber is 26.

    Playing at 40 isn't really a rarity in the NHL.

    - typo
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'm still trying to figure out how the word "slavery" got anywhere near this thread.

    Oh yeah. Duh. Never mind.
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    There is a very good chance he plays till 40.

    How does a player signing a 114 million dollar contract relate to slavery?
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It's not slavery, but if Nashville doesn't match, it may as well go home to Tara. Either you want to be in the NHL or you don't.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's not chattel slavery, just indentured servitude or bonded labor.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Please Brer Fox, don't throw me in that briar patch.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was abducted, then trafficked. Or press ganged into the 18th century British Navy.
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