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  • Peyton Manning got an unbelievable amount of money to speak at Oklahoma State

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...000336352.html

    Anyone who has followed along here for a while knows I respect Peyton Manning. He's a great player. He's not a bad interview either. He's a pretty sharp, funny guy. He's also one of the league's good guys, as far as charity work goes.

    All that said, would I pay him $105,000 to speak for an hour? ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS? Oh my goodness, no. Nobody would.

    Wait, Oklahoma State University really did pay Manning that much? Sigh. Never mind.

    Manning, the Broncos quarterback and reigning MVP, spoke to about 4,250 Oklahoma State students at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday night. He spoke for 30 minutes and had a 30-minute Q&A session afterward. According to the Tulsa World, Manning told the students things like, "This is your world. Own it" and "Enjoy the journey, not the destination,"

    Yep ... $105,000. From a public university that Manning has no significant attachment to. At least there's not a problem with the ridiculous cost of higher education in this country or anything.

    The Tulsa World wrote there was "a debate on campus" about how much the school was paying Manning, as there should have been. The chairman of the OSU Speakers Board, Patrick Alland, told the Tulsa World the money on Manning was well spent and he would do it again. Really though, what's he supposed to say, he wanted a refund? I guess if you're going to pay a football player six figures to speak, Manning probably is the right one.

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    rest of the article at the link.

  • #2
    So what's the problem

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    • #3
      Newsflash.....Peyton Manning is rich.

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      • #4
        Sometimes, I wish I was Peyton Manning......or Michael Jordan.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HILife View Post
          Sometimes, I wish I was Peyton Manning......or Michael Jordan.
          Sometimes I wish I was Swizz Beats so I can bang Alicia Keys.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Flacko View Post
            Sometimes I wish I was Swizz Beats so I can bang Alicia Keys.

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            • #7
              I really hate this sense of envy and jealousy that people are showing in the article.

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              • #8
                Ridiculous article I saw on the front of yahoo - but it will do numbers regardless because of the mentality of the people who make sub $100k per year in this country.

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                • #9
                  Not offensive or shocking by any means. Companies and schools pay those type of rates all the time to have big-name personalities speak to their workforce or students. That's the going rate for Manning's time. I am sure he would rather be on a golf course somewhere.

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                  • #10
                    When I was a sophomore my school had Suge Knight speak to us.... Yeah the Las Vegas school system is terrible.

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                    • #11
                      This is the aspect I hate about writers/bloggers. I know they're just doing their job and trying to get clicks - but why are you trying to attack one of the most charitable figures in all of sports? Why are you trying to attack a figure almost every kid across the country can look up to?

                      There is really not that many people like Peyton.

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                      • #12
                        Lol. 100K to Manning is essentially nothing. Guy makes 20 mil a year just from playing football. 100k won't even make a dent in the income tax he has to pay just on his salary alone.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
                          I really hate this sense of envy and jealousy that people are showing in the article.
                          Makes no sense. No different than the president or any other motivational speaker getting paid to orate.

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                          • #14
                            Manning makes approximately 416k per hour of game time football according to my off-the-cuff calculations. Good for him.

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                            • #15
                              An annoying site that makes you click through pages but check out some of the names and what they are allegedly demanding for an appearance. PFM is a celebrity. A big ****ing celebrity. this is the going rate for his time.

                              http://www.businessinsider.com/celeb...e-fees-2012-11

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