Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"The New Phone Book's Here! The New Phone Book's Here!"

The Jerk is an all-time classic, just like when the Blue Ribbon Tournament Book arrives. Now that I can download it, my wife can not see my pathetic display from the mail box when it would arrive. One of the things that I love best about it is that it displays the annual budget for the schools in the tournament. Let's take a look at the 2006 athletic budgets for the BCS schools:

1. Ohio State - $101,804,848
2. Virginia - $92,655,584
3. Texas - $83,600,248
4. Florida - $78,177,776
5. Michigan State - $66,749,084
6. Tennessee - $66,165,792
7. USC - $65,434,876
8. Wisconsin - $62,875,100
9. Texas A&M - $61,419,536
10. Stanford - $60,661,304
11. Kentucky - $57,137,604
12. Notre Dame - $55,468,396
13. North Carolina - $53,753,892
14. Texas Tech - $53,337,768
15. UCLA - $52,049,868
16. Boston College - $51,766,104
17. Purdue - $50,182,700
18. Duke - $49,802,408
19. Kansas - $47,554,572
20. Maryland - $46,283,648
21. Virginia Tech - $45,196,500
22. Louisville - $45,109,660
23. Oregon - $44,630,104
24. Georgia Tech - $43,317,296
25. Illinois - $41,423,216
26. Vanderbilt - $40,373,884
27. Indiana - $39,451,708
28. Arizona - $38,444,312
29. Washington State - $27,219,522

A couple of things pop out at me:

1. Notre Dame getting into a BCS bowl is huge for them. It accounts for 20% of their athletic budget.
2. How does Virginia not have a big time coach? With that athletic budget, they should have gone to a final 4 or a BCS?
3. Georgia Tech is 7th out of 7 ACC schools in terms of athletic budgets. It's unrealistic that we should contend for national titles with a bottom of the food chain athletic budget. It explains why Dan Radokovich is angling towards PSL's for season ticket holders.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the source of the athletic budgets?

Anonymous said...

Is UVa's budget so big because of the new arena or Gillen's buyout?

REW said...

Lennie Mac,

I saw a blurb about Spring ball that said Bennett is the guy going into the fall. Something like 240 yards passing.

Maybe my opting out of season tickets after ten years because of the cost relative to performance will be the catalyst for change. Ha!

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