Bob Huggins can make a quick 25-large tomorrow. You might remember the news that Huggins¡¯ new contract at West Virginia calls for a $25,000 payment every time he beats Kansas in the regular season.
You have to figure Huggins¡¯ chances are slim, both because the game is at Allen Fieldhouse and he¡¯s coaching a bad team, and the point here today is not to pile on to the many jokes that can be made about all of this^.
^ What they should do is give him a bonus every time he dresses like an adult. I¡¯ll be here all week, guys. Try the veal.
The point is that Huggins¡¯ contract is far from the strangest in sports. With the help of the Google machine, here are a few other favorites:
¡öMack Brown gets $60,000 to chair the board of the UT golf club, and a $750 gift card to a gun store in Austin.
¡öBobby Bonilla, in one of the greatest contract swindling jobs ever, cashes a $1.2 million check from the Mets every July 1 through 2035. Bonilla played his last game for the Mets in 1999. He¡¯ll be 67 when he gets his last check from the Mets.
¡öA lot of guys have ambitious bonuses ¡ª Adam Dunn gets $25,000 for a Gold Glove ¡ª but a favorite might be Nick Collison making $100,000 if he wins MVP. Collison is currently a darkhouse MVP candidate: 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Thunder.
¡öRoy Oswalt got a bulldozer for winning a playoff game. And not for nothing: when he was available the last few years, part of some teams¡¯ hesitation on him (besides health) was that his heart wasn¡¯t in baseball but with his farm.