Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots have managed to keep the terms of Belichick’s contract relatively under wraps throughout his tenure in New England. But recent speculation that the 65-year-old could be on the hunt for a new coaching gig — coupled with Jon Gruden’s reported 10-year, $100 million deal with the Oakland Raiders — has generated heightened interest surrounding just how much Belichick earns per year. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Belichick brings home more than $10 million annually. Pro Football Talk corroborated Mortensen’s sources, specifying that Belichick is thought to make $12.5 million per year. Unsurprisingly, both reported figures are considerably higher than Belichick’s estimated payout from his initial contract with the Patriots in 2000. According to the Hartford Courant, Belichick’s first deal in New England was scheduled to average more than $2 million annually over five years. Owner Robert … [Read more...] about How much money does Bill Belichick make per year?
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For a significant stretch of NFL history, about 2007 to 2015, few tailbacks across the league elicited fear from opposing defenses quite like Adrian Peterson. Seven Pro Bowls. No. 12 on the NFL’s all-time career rushing list (12,276 yards). Second on the all-time single-season rushing list (2,097 yards). The guy is a no-brainer first-ballot Hall of Famer. But how much gas does he have left in the tank? Peterson, 33, signed a one-year contract Monday with the Washington Redskins to bolster a position group stripped by injuries — Derrius Guice (ACL), Semaje Perine (leg) and Byron Marshall (leg). Denver travels to faces Washington in its third preseason game Thursday night for a first-look at Peterson in a Redskins’ uniform. “He’s a good back,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. “Obviously, they’re beat up at the halfback position and he’s a proven back in this league. It’d be tough to get him … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: Broncos to face new Redskins’ RB Adrian Peterson. How much gas does he have left in the tank?
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio credited his team's "love of winning" for the World Cup's biggest upset so far, Sunday's 1-0 victory over Germany. It was hardly the type of love being discussed in regard to El Tri in the weeks leading up to the tournament. As anticipation among the people of Mexico built earlier this month, a controversial sex story radically changed the discussion—and left a nation in fear that its national team players were more interested in what they could do with their private parts than their feet. Talk of team tactics and exciting young players who could take the tournament by surprise were suddenly muted. Gossip magazine TV Notas revealed photographs and details of how eight members of the squad had attended a party with escorts in Mexico City following a 1-0 warm-up victory over Scotland. It was a scandal. "People took it very badly and criticized the players," journalist Alonso Cabral of Televisa Deportes told Bleacher Report. "It did not … [Read more...] about How Much Sex Do Footballers Need at the World Cup?
Okay, really, how much water do we need? The Mayo Clinic says there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this because of differences in exercise, environment, overall health and factors like pregnancy or breast-feeding. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says a rough estimate is about 15.5 cups of fluids for men and about 11.5 cups of fluids a day for women, but what you eat also contributes to your fluid needs. (Fruit is almost all water, for example.) • The Mayo Clinic suggests drinking a glass of water or other calorie-free beverage with each meal and between each meal, as well as before, during and after exercise, and when you’re feeling hungry. (Thirst is often confused with hunger.)• Almost 300 million Americans, the vast majority, get their tap water from public water systems. The Environmental Protection Agency requires monitoring for more than 80 drinking water contaminants, which are included in annual water quality reports if … [Read more...] about How much water do I need? Plus, other H20 facts
How many games makes a 'true' fan? And how many games should be watched start to finish? by Cody Benjamin 2h ago • 6 min read It was a Friday afternoon, and the Philadelphia Phillies were a still a day away from hosting their own weekend fish fry and dropping 20 on the Miami Marlins.Freshly removed from watching the Phils' first series against the New York Mets, I spent a few minutes talking baseball with a good friend from New Jersey, the resident Mets fan among my long-distance college buddies. (He also roots for the Steelers and the 76ers, so it's a wonder we still converse at all.)But in between the usual chitchat about Gabe Kapler's #analytics, Matt Harvey's health and the 2018 outlook on two NL East foes, there arose some deeper curiosities. There, in a conversation fueled by the excitement of the start of a new season, came questions about how long said excitement would last.Because, unlike, say, in the fall, when your favorite football team is … [Read more...] about How much baseball do you need to watch to be a ‘true’ MLB fan? A survey on watching baseball games