Paterno’s Big11Ten pay rank; plans to coach for a few more years

I found the article I was looking for — the one that notes what Joe Paterno makes compared to his Big11Ten peers or at least what everyone made in 2006. Out of the ten salaries available (Northwestern has not disclosed what Pat Fitzgerald earns) Paterno comes in eighth. Iowa is getting ripped off though.

Yetserday, Paterno talked to sportswriters from several newspapers, but not The Collegian. He plans to coach for a few more years which was breaking news when Ronald Reagan was president — the first term.

Paterno pay releasedCDT

Paterno plans to stay beyond 2008Patriot-News

Paterno’s salary is finally revealed; Says he’d like to coach as much as five more yearsPost-Gazette

RON COOKImpact aside, Paterno’s time is upPost-Gazette

Paterno’s pay is now public: $512,664The Inky

JoePa hopes to coach 3-5 more yearsThe Inky

JoePa hopes to coach 3-5 more yearsThe Inky

By the way, I have envisioned a similar scenario in mind for Paterno’s exit from Penn State:

The perfect ending is you drop dead at the end of the game after you kick the winning field goal,” Paterno joked Thursday during a lunch-time news conference inside Beaver Stadium.

And they carry you off the field and everyone’s singing, ‘So long, Joe, you’ve been wonderful.

I think I would rather see him step down and joyfully watch a coach not named Paterno lead the Nittany Lions to a national title.

Lastly, the newspaper, the Patriot-News, that started the whole “what does Paterno make” saga that:

  • gave bloggers like me so many opportunities to tell the world we don’t care what Paterno makes

  • led to a co-worker of mine who cares nothing for sports to mention it this morning — keep in mind I live near Washington D.C., not Pennsylvania

has an editorial that says the octogenarian coach is underpaid.

*rim shot*

P.S. BeanoWatch is postponed until tomorrow morning.

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Paterno’s salary revealed: $512,664

Paterno salary secret revealedPatriot-News
I have never understood why the Patriot-News was so determined to find out Joe Paterno’s salary. I say this as a supporter of a vigorous free press in favor of Sunshine Laws too. Is it that important to know how much he makes, especially given that he is paid by the Nittany Lion Club? In a state as dysfunctional as Pennsylvania was going after Paterno’s salary the best use of the Patriot-News’ resources?

The Collegian compares his salary with that of Bobby Bowden, Ron Zook and Jim Tressel. I’d like to see a specific breakdown of what he makes compared to all of the Big11Ten. I’ll see if I can find that over lunch. According to the CDT, it looks like Paterno is in the bottom third of compensation amongst his conference peers. He could very well make up for this “disparity” with other outside contracts like the one he has with Nike.

Speaking of lunch, I should have the latest Beano Watch done by the end of lunch today.

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Nats hire Devon White; D.C. bowl game and no more RFK revenue

Devon White has joined the organization as the new roving outfield instructor (Nationals Journal). I probably had his baseball card at some point, but don’t recall ever having watched him play. They say he was quite good though.

Agency Seeks City’s Aid In Helping to Cover Rent Of Stadium’s Main TenantThe Post
The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission just notified the city council that they won’t be pulling in as much money since their primary tenant is leaving at RFK Stadium. The Nats lease at Ballpark to be Named Later mandates that all rent money is to be used for paying back construction costs.

Proposed D.C. Bowl Would Feature Service AcademiesThe Post
Perhaps a proposed college football bowl game would help recoup some of the losses for the Commission. The idea is to have a service academy play someone else in December at either Ballpark to be Named Later or RFK Stadium. My vote would be for RFK (put the academy students in the bouncing seats), but I will understand if the ballpark is chosen.

Corey Paterson? (nationals.com) Why? Just for fun, let’s compare his stats with Ryan Church.

Patterson


SPLIT G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG
Season 132 461 65 124 26 2 8 45 37 .269 .304 .386

Church


SPLIT G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG
Season 144 470 57 128 43 1 15 70 3 .272 .349 .464

But Patterson can bat leadoff you say! Well, .304 OBP is about right for a Nats leadoff hitter, right?

I think there is something to be said for the “Andruw Jones or bust” at least more than for Corey Patterson.

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Penn State beats Virgina Tech

Walker leads Lions past VTThe Collegian
Mediocrity gives the Nittany Lions a warm welcome back following last night’s 66-61 victory over Virginia Tech. Mike Walker had 17 points off the bench to earn Penn State’s second Big11Ten/ACC Challenge win in the history of the tournament. Progress!

Even more important than representing the conference with honor (something only two other schools did this year) Penn State assured me bragging rights over the guy in the cubicle next to me.

Up to the ChallengeCDT
Va. Tech honoredThe Collegian

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