First of all, I want to thank everyone for their responses to the post looking for writers. My inbox was loaded when I woke up today, and I will be getting back to everyone who contacted me in the next day or two.
Now, moving on to the Rams. Sports Illustrated released their “Fortunate 50″ of the top-earning American Athletes of 2011. Bradford checked in at number 12 overall, which is quite a bit higher than I expected. I mean, I knew Bradford was making big-time money, but I can’t believe there are only 11 other athletes who make more than him. In fact, Bradford blew Cardinals superstar first baseman Albert Pujols out of the water by 14 spots. Now, I have a feeling Pujols is going give Sammy a run for his money (no pun intended) in next year’s rankings wherever he signs, but at least for now, Bradford is the king of St. Louis. According to SI, “The Rams signed last year’s No. 1 draft pick to the largest rookie deal in NFL history, with the bulk of money being paid out over 2011: an $18 million option bonus and an $8.4 million roster bonus.” That’s some pretty sweet coin.
In case you were wondering who else was on the list, Bradford is slotted in between Dwyane Wade and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tiger Woods (despite his difficult year) was still number one on the list, followed by fellow golfer Phil Mickelson. I think Bradford more than lived up to
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