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Old 03-21-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Did you know that the Steelers had the 9th highest total payroll in the NFL last season. And the Steelers had the highest median salary in the NFL? I didn't. I guess this lays to rest the myth that the Rooneys are cheap.

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Old 03-21-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Wow good thing we got rid of ced!
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speaking of wilson.. did we save any money by cutting him when we did?
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I don't want to hear another word about the Rooney's Being Cheap.

The only owner who is cheap in this town is the ol Bastid Bob Nutting. Though he has started to become less of one.
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personally, i have never referred to the rooneys as cheap. the minor problem i had was with the stupid contracts they awarded to certain players for performing mediocre or below. like simmons or kordell for an example.
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This must be the reason the cost of my tickets went up 17% this year. $70.00 per ticket per game.
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interesting never would have thought that
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This must be the reason the cost of my tickets went up 17% this year. $70.00 per ticket per game.
Wow , The wait on the tickets for season tickets is crazy, i am just lucky my uncle has season tickets so i get to go to one or 2 games if i am lucky a year.
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interesting never would have thought that
Although I didn't have the "stats", I've always figured this was the case. The reason the Rooneys are thought of as "cheap", is that they will not break the bank on superstar players. They do however, spread the money wisely most of the time.
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speaking of wilson.. did we save any money by cutting him when we did?
Yes, the Steelers gained more than $2 million in salary cap room.

As of yesterday, counting Wilson's Thursday release, the Steelers have $2.3 million in salary cap room.

Wilson was scheduled to earn a salary of $2,085,000 in 2008 but because it is not guaranteed, that money no longer has to be paid -- players receive their salaries during the regular season -- and the Steelers' salary cap was the immediate beneficiary.

Wilson will still count $500,000 against their salary cap for 2008 because that represents the pro-rated portion of the $2 million signing bonus he received when he joined them as an unrestricted free agent from the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.

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