Name a contract worse than Howard's 2006 deal

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  1. BonDuckwald

    BonDuckwald Active Member

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    Half a billion dollars, endless cash incentives, and complete budgetary/creative control...

    Is there any contractual bust that even comes close?
     
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    They could write his contracts on and gold ingot and hed still complain :dontknow:
     
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    Probably in professional sports there have been worse deals. Im having a hard time thinking of one though.
     
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    I'd say A Rod's last contract was pretty bad.

    In 2007, the New York Yankees signed Alex Rodriguez to a 10 year, $275 million contract. The Yankees must continue to pay him more than $90 million on a contract that doesn't expire until he's 42 years old
     
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    Bobby Bonilla

    The Mets would release Bobby to play for another team and they would delay the $5.9 million payment for 11 years, with interest. In essence, The Mets agreed to pay Bobby a total of $29.8 million (instead of $5.9 million) in 25 annual installments of $1.192 million, starting in the year 2011. When he received his first $1.192 payment, Bobby was 48 years old and had not played in the big leagues for 10 years.

    http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/bobby-bonilla-baseball-contract/
     
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    Mets
    JOHAN SANTANA, 2008
    6 years, $137.5 million
     
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    RICK DIPIETRO, ISLANDERS, 2006
    15 years, $67.5 million
     
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    That was my first thought, I think the Angels' deal with Pujols may end up rivaling it in badness.
     
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    good one
     
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    I present for your amazement...
    Jamarcus Russell

    The Oakland Raiders selected Russell with the first overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Russell held out until the Raiders signed him to a contract worth $61 million with $32 million guaranteed. Russell played three seasons with the Raiders, compiling 7–18 record as a starter. Due to his inconsistent play the Raiders released on May 6, 2010. Russell was later arrested on drug charges.[SUP][5][/SUP] He is currently getting in shape in hopes of an NFL comeback.
     
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    Considering he's been pretty much injured since 2008 the Islanders have gotten no value out of this. On the plus side he did go on Bubba's show...
     
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    Vernon Wells (Originally Blue Jays, then Angels now Yankees), 2007
    7 years back-loaded contract for $126 million
     
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    If you're a Phillies fan as I am...

    Ryan Howard- five-year, 125 million
     
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    How about the Sixers with Andrew Bynum. $16 million and he never played a single minute.
     
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    Time Warner America Online takeover
     
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    There have been much worse deals in the business world. For starters, in early 2000 AOL and Time Warner announced that AOL would buy Time Warner for more than $160 billion in the largest merger in corporate history.
     
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    Lol. You beat me to it.
     
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    B of A probably also regrets the decision to acquire Countrywide.
     
  19. Mr Vengeance

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    Yeah, but I don't think the Sixers signed him to that. They just were dumb enough to trade all those guys to get his useless, lazy ass.
     
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    the american people and the government in 2013