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  • NFL Salary Cap

    April 25

    The NFL Draft is upon us, with the Cleveland Browns set to take the top pick. As teams start trading picks and shuffling the draft order, it's interesting to look at the ROI the top teams realized last season.

  • Who are the Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches?

    March 23

    With March Madness in full swing, there is no better time than now to be a college basketball fan.

  • The Most Valuable NHL Teams

    December 16

    Forbes recently published its list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. Before we examine the value of each franchise, there are a few nuggets of information worth noting.

  • How Much Money Do Star Wars Actors Make?

    December 11

    The actors in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not make nearly as much money as you think they would for being in a movie with a $200 million budget.

  • How Much is Fantasy Football Costing Your Business?

    November 12

    As a $1.5 billion industry, fantasy football continues to defy all odds. Year in and year out, its growth is astonishing. The emergence of sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel have seemingly made it even more popular.

  • The Top 5 Movies About Business

    October 14

    Are you the type of person who enjoys a good movie? Are you also the type of person who always has business on your mind? If you answered yes to both these questions, you probably agree that there is nothing better than a movie that has something to do with the business world.

  • How Much Does Congress and the President Get Paid?

    October 9

    Especially after a heated election, you may be wondering, just how much does the president and the Congress get paid? Take a look at their yearly salaries. 

  • The Highest Team Payrolls in Major Pro Sports

    September 9

    As challenging as it might seem to handle the payroll for a small business, imagine having to write $137 million worth of checks. Of course, you’d only be writing checks to 53 “rostered” employees, so it may not be as bad as it sounds.

  • Catfish Hunter: Sports' First Million-Dollar-a-Year Man

    September 7

    Today it’s billionaires, not millionaires, who rule the upper echelon of business, entertainment and sports. But in simpler times, $1 million went a long way, and was exceedingly rare. Though most normal working stiffs never sniff a seven-figure annual salary even today, professional athletes, — especially in the “big four” top-tier leagues in the U.S. (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) — have $1 million+ paychecks. In fact, the $1 million-per-year wage is on the low end of the collective pay scale in these leagues, and has been for some time.

  • Most Valuable Payrolls: High and Low Salaries of MVPs

    September 6

    Each of the major professional sports leagues award most valuable player (MVP) awards to one player after each season. Usually, this player is the one who performed better than any player in the league — but the title of the award mandates that the player be an integral, maybe even irreplaceable, part of the team, which usually has to be a winning squad that competed for a championship.

  • Sports Payroll Trivia

    September 3

    We like sports, and we don’t care who knows. From shooting hoops to the Super Bowl, sports are a big part of our lives — and a huge chunk of the payroll industry.

  • Highest Paid College Football Coaches

    September 3

    With college football season arriving, coaches all over the country are preparing their team for a grueling 12 game regular season schedule.

  • When a Low Payroll Wins a Championship

    September 3

    The free-market nature of professional sports dictates that usually the best players make the most money. It logically follows that the best teams have the best players; therefore, the best teams spend the most money on their players. In most cases, it’s true. But over the years, a few anomalies have developed, resulting in situations where underdog, often “small market” teams, overachieve and win a championship or multiple championships.

  • The Expendables 3 #PayrollFail

    August 21

    It’s not just the reviews that have been bad for The Expendables 3 – a mega-action vehicle starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • The NFL's Most Underpaid Players

    August 21

    With the NFL season right around the corner, every player in camp is fighting for a roster spot. Every player is doing whatever he can to earn playing time.

  • 2016 MLB Team Payrolls

    April 4

    In 2015, the New York Mets squared off against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series.

  • Final Four NCAA Coaches' Salaries: Who Makes the Most?

    April 1

    With NCAA’s Final Four upon us, there is no better time than now for basketball fans. The madness of March is about to heat up, and even if your favorite team didn’t make there’s still plenty of intrigue for fans with legendary coaches like Tom Izzo, John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski involved.

  • Academy Awards Dresses Cost 15,000 and Other Oscars Fun Facts

    February 18

    The Academy Awards (or the Oscars) are all about prestige and glamor. We tune in to see what the stars are wearing and to watch the spectacle of the glitzy show. We may even want to know what movies from the previous year are worthy of an Academy Award. While you’re taking all this in, you might also wonder how much it all costs?

  • 10 Musicians with Big Payrolls...for Themselves At Least

    January 25

    With the Grammys coming up, some of your favorite music stars will be picking up awards. The recognition of a Grammy is great, partly because it sometimes translates into great record sales and more money for the artists. With that in mind, we thought we would take a look at some top earners in the music business. Wouldn’t it be nice to be on U2’s payroll?

  • Super Bowl Quarterback Salaries 15M vs 500K

    January 24

    Of all the top stats to consider when comparing this year’s Super Bowl quarterbacks, perhaps the one that stands out the most is the difference in their salaries.