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Old 09-09-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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It's a San Diego Chargers (and perhaps NFL) tradition. The team's rookie first-rounder is obligated to take the rest of the team out to dinner, and without fail, at this dinner, every monstrous defensive tackle on the team gorges themselves on lobster tails like they haven't eaten in a month. No one's really shy about running up the bill.

This year, Larry English(notes) was the lucky rookie.

$14,508



Immediate reaction: Yikes.

Upon further review, though, Larry English got off light. Shawne Merriman(notes) says that after he was drafted, his rookie dinner cost him $32,000. Maybe Merriman took everyone out to a fine steakhouse, and Larry English insisted on TGI Friday's. Five dollars to make a couple of deserts a la mode doesn't seem unreasonable.

The other famous Chargers rookie dinner came back in 1998, when a young man named Ryan Leaf was expected to take everyone out to dinner. Leaf was, um, reluctant, we'll say ... so Junior Seau(notes) stole his credit card and made it happen anyway. Leaf had a fit, and his bill was only $3,000. I hope everyone enjoyed their Extra Value Meals that night.

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Damn... No wonder Leaf isn't around anymore.

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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and the Ryan Leaf legend lives on....what a douche
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Should have taken em all to burger king where did he take them to the gold plated food emporium?
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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At least he paid it up unlike Ryan Leaf. Dude can afford it. I believe the restuarant was TGIF.

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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That would be the one time I'd love to be a waiter.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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How much was the tip?
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So the total was 14,508, which means the bill was 11,606 (assuming a 20% tip, which is the norm for a large group)

11,606/53 = $218 per head.

How the hell do you rack up 218 per head at TGIF? I'm assuming they didn't get completely wasted - that would be bad for the team image don't you think?
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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Did Meriwoman choke the bar tender because they didnt put enough olives in his drink?
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:29 PM   #9
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How much was the tip?
It shows it in the picture. The gratuity was 17%, making the tip $1,890.02...
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event serv charge over 2000 bucks?...
admin fee 333 bucks?...

what the heck were these guys ordering?...

what resturaunt is this?...
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:07 PM   #11
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damn i would have loved to have been the waiter that night, look at the gratuity cost on that bill.
also, in the grand scheme of things, what is 15000 to a guy who is going to pull in something like 30 million over the next 5 years?

Didn't TD end up buying his line some crazy expensive gifts after his 2000 yard season?
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i would almsot bet they bought the building out for the event so they werent bothered, hence the 2k.
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i would almsot bet they bought the building out for the event so they werent bothered, hence the 2k.
Not really....20% is a common automatic gratuity for parties of 8 or more. (Never mind 53)
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Not really....20% is a common automatic gratuity for parties of 8 or more. (Never mind 53)
talking about the "event service charge" not gratuity.
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The 'event svc charge' is simply a line item adding up the 17% 'Banq. fee' and the 3% 'Admin. fee'.......In other words, the Standard 20% large party auto tip.

But still..... great night to be a waiter. Plus, I'm sure the rest of the party tossed the waitstaff some $20's, $50's and $100's here and there.
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The 'event svc charge' is simply a line item adding up the 17% 'Banq. fee' and the 3% 'Admin. fee'.......In other words, the Standard 20% large party auto tip.

But still..... great night to be a waiter. Plus, I'm sure the rest of the party tossed the waitstaff some $20's, $50's and $100's here and there.
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Wow. I would host a small party for that much and mak it alittle more fun.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #21
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Did Meriwoman choke the bar tender because they didnt put enough olives in his drink?
So you do have him guilty and the princess of attention whore is innocent? How did you feel about Ben ROthliesberger's so called rape?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #22
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I wonder how much of this was alcohol?
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