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empty citi fieldNormally we don’t read the New York Times for sports stories but this one really caught our eye.  We have an arena in our city that has it’s naming rights sold to a bankrupt airline.  There hasn’t been a new stadium built here (unless you count the renovations to Soldier Field) since 1994.  So why is New York trying to build a new arena for every single franchise?

And why are other cities following suit?

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rickyrubioThis whole Ricky Rubio situation is a nightmare.  We were going to blast the kid at first for trying to pull an Eli Manning or John Elway but we read up on the situation and it’s as complicated as ever.  His buyout with his team in Spain is a mindfuck.  The team asked for an extension on its tax payment but it had to put up collateral in order to do so.

The collateral was Rubio’s contract.

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TigerWoodsSmileDid you expect anyone else to be at the top of this list?  We didn’t think so.  Tiger has endorsements from Pepsi, Gatorade, Nike and the now bankrupt General Motors.  The man could have footed the bill for all of new Yankee Stadium on his own.  The rest of the list is a little bit surprising.  You’ll never guess who’s tied at #2.

The guy that is the closest thing to Mike in the NBA right now and MJ himself made $45 million last year.  And no, it’s not Lebron.

Highlights of the list after the jump as well as the link to it.

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