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mountainviking
01-22-2008, 12:19 PM
Check this shit out!!
Wow!
I knew it was bad, but this really points it out!!!

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/teamresults.aspx?team=18



Minnesota Vikings
Year Median salary Total Payroll

2007 $ 769,000 $ 92,161,921

2006 $ 751,430 $ 125,025,909

2005 $ 596,160 $ 85,405,909

2004 $ 642,000 $ 92,407,989

2003 $ 680,500 $ 85,719,851

2002 $ 551,125 $ 43,549,384

2001 $ 477,000 $ 47,086,528

2000 $ 546,900 $ 53,319,800


I'm not positive, but it looks to me like this is players only...coaches' salaries not included?

So, for three years, we operated at about half of our salary cap.
Then, I'm guessing it was when we signed Winfield (03?) and Smoot (04?) and their entire signing bonus went into one year (as a roster bonus) that we look almost respectable before Red sells to Wilf and we get a real owner.
That dirty rotten stinking car salesman!!
Here's your reason from 2000.

ultravikingfan
01-22-2008, 01:07 PM
Coaches and such are not included in the salary cap.

2008 - Expected to be $116
2007 - $109

2006 - $100.2
2005 - $85.5
2004 - $80.5
2003 - $75.1
2002 - $71.1

Half?
You may want to look at what the cap actually was first.

audioghost
01-22-2008, 01:17 PM
"mountainviking" wrote:


Check this pooh out!!
Wow!
I knew it was bad, but this really points it out!!!

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/teamresults.aspx?team=18



Minnesota Vikings
Year Median salary Total Payroll

2007 $ 769,000 $ 92,161,921

2006 $ 751,430 $ 125,025,909

2005 $ 596,160 $ 85,405,909

2004 $ 642,000 $ 92,407,989

2003 $ 680,500 $ 85,719,851

2002 $ 551,125 $ 43,549,384

2001 $ 477,000 $ 47,086,528

2000 $ 546,900 $ 53,319,800


I'm not positive, but it looks to me like this is players only...coaches' salaries not included?

So, for three years, we operated at about half of our salary cap.
Then, I'm guessing it was when we signed Winfield (03?) and Smoot (04?) and their entire signing bonus went into one year (as a roster bonus) that we look almost respectable before Red sells to Wilf and we get a real owner.
That dirty rotten stinking car salesman!!
Here's your reason from 2000.


Shoot...and people get bent out of shape about the escalating price of a ticket. Why do ticket prices go up year after year? Steve Hutchinson...Bryant McKinne, Pat & Kevin Williams extensions...its all part of the business. As long as you keep buying a ticket and watching on TV the market will go up and up and up until its so oversaturated that teams won't be able to afford player salaries. We are in the golden age of sports people, interest is at an all time high (money wise). When u pay for a ticket or watch TV you are paying Bryant McKinnie's salary (better ratings=bigger audience to market to=high demand for advertising spots=advertising costing more $=TV contracts for NFL teams escalating in value=high leverage for NFL teams when negotiating new contracts=more $ for NFL teams in the long run). Business is business...players compare contracts to other players of similar skill levels at that position. Dudes like Chad Johnson say "if Nate Burleson can get $49M, I should be able to get $100M cuz I'm twice as good as him."...nature of the beast.