Andy Dalton and Tony Romo -- combined 1-6 in the playoffs -- now both have bigger contracts than Tom Brady, with 3 Super Bowl wins.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) August 4, 2014
Andy Dalton got $17 million guaranteed at the age of 26. Tony Romo got $44 million in new guaranteed money at the age of 32. This puts his total guaranteed money at $55 million for the length of the contract including the extension. Tom Brady got $32 million more in guaranteed money at the age of 35. This puts his total guaranteed money at $57 million for the length of the contract including the extension.
So both Dalton and Romo are younger than Brady and they got "bigger" contracts, but Dalton got less guaranteed money than Brady and Brady still has more guaranteed money over the lifetime of the contract (from when the extension was signed) than both Romo and Dalton. Plus, Tom Brady specifically took less money so the Patriots could put good players around him. I wish Gregg would look harder at contract numbers rather than see the amount of Dalton's deal and then start Tweeting. Dalton's deal really isn't that egregious for the Bengals in the long run. Of course somebody read this Tweet and then went out and repeated it to another person, thereby causing Gregg's statement that is slightly misleading to spread around the United States like the Ebola virus.
Ray Rice suspension can be argued. 100X worse is O.J. Simpson, guilty wrongful death ex wife, still in Hall of Fame http://t.co/wRRLuIwbG3
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) August 1, 2014
Incorrect. OJ Simpson was not found "guilty" of wrongful death because it was a civil trial. He was found "liable" for the wrongful death of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman though. Guilty/Liable, there's really no difference though, right? This from a guy who nitpicks writers of television shows every single time he writes a TMQ. Gregg has no reason to pay attention to details when he Tweets out information, just like he has no need to pay attention to details when writing TMQ. He does feel free to call others out for lack of attention to details.
Jacksonville FL schools hurting http://t.co/A34hLi8RID yet $43 million in taxpayers' money for NFL scoreboard http://t.co/oJ4uPJPDZs
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) July 27, 2014
While I understand where Gregg is coming from, the new Jaguars scoreboard is intended to help the city's profile when it comes to bidding for the college football playoffs. If the scoreboard does manage to raise their profile then the college football playoffs will bring more money in than $43 million. Obviously I would like for the schools to get money in Jacksonville, but the scoreboard is intended to bring in tax revenue to the city of Jacksonville. That's the plan.
And also, if Gregg would read the links he has provided then he would notice the schools in Jacksonville are struggling because they aren't providing the students a good education, not because they need more money. I understand that many people find money and a good public education to be intrinsically tied, but at no point in that column does the word "money" appear.
In action movies, commandos point at their own eyes. Anyone know if actual soldiers do this?
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) July 23, 2014
Gregg is tackling the important issues on his Twitter account. Notice the responses to that Tweet state that this does sometimes happen. I'm betting Gregg will criticize a movie for having characters (who are soldiers) point at their own eyes anyway, simply because he wants to.
On latest Under the Dome, a car hits a tree, then drives away. The air bag didn't go off. Maybe General Motors sponsors the show.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) July 16, 2014
I get it. Funny. This will end up in TMQ as well. I can't believe the television show about a city with a huge bubble surrounding it isn't based on 100% fact. What a shock to my system.
when did "may I have?' become "can I get?"
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) July 11, 2014
Thursday. This happened Thursday.
:House of Cards" http://t.co/7iAuCHH21O is heavily subsidized by Maryland taxpayers...exactly the kind of corruption the show mocks..
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) July 3, 2014
Again, this wasn't money just handed away or necessarily an example of corruption. "House of Cards" supposedly pumped $250 million into the economy based on the two seasons it was shot in Maryland. If Gregg would read the link he provided then he would see the main grants fund has stayed intact, but the money given to "House of Cards" was taken out of a special fund for non-profit organizations. This fund was to help arts organizations recover from the recession. So essentially Maryland lawmakers chose a profitable path over funding non-profits. I'm not sure that's corruption.
Without using the Internet -- try to name the #1 pick in last year's NBA draft. Or in 2012.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) June 26, 2014
Anthony Bennett. Anthony Davis. Just because Gregg can't do it doesn't mean that other people who love the NBA can't do this. Gregg seems to be one of those people who believe because he personally doesn't pay attention to something then that something has no relevance, as if attention from Gregg Easterbrook is what gives a sport like the NBA relevance.
Patent Office cancellation of R*dsk*ns trademark protection doesn't end the name -- means anybody can sell R*dsk*ns apparel.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) June 18, 2014
It's still obvious you are typing "Redskins." Putting asterisks in place of vowels doesn't mean you aren't actually writing the word everyone knows you are writing you d*psh*t.
Overall in NBA this season, 58% of baskets off assists. Spurs in finals, one quarter to go: 67 percent.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) June 16, 2014
Can anyone name who won the NBA Finals last year? How about in 2012?
Gregg also consistently talks about the "MSM" on his Twitter account as if writing for ESPN, "Atlantic Monthly," plus he used to write for "Newsweek," and this doesn't make him a part of the mainstream media? Keep telling yourself that, guy.
Well, Gregg is back this Tuesday. It may take me three days to write TMQ after such a layoff, but I'll try to pretend to be excited about reading it again.