Category Archives: Multiple Sports

The 20 Highest Sports Team Payrolls in the World

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

Baseball and World Football (Soccer) rule the tops of the payroll charts. These two sports almost evenly comprise the entire top 20 of teams doling out the most dough to their players over their latest seasons.

Baseball is represented by nine teams, including the top two overall: the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees (see all 30 baseball teams’ 2014 payrolls here).

Manchester City of the English Premier League (third overall) ushers in the 11 European football clubs represented by England (English Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga) and Italy (Serie A).

The Dodgers, Yankees and City are the only sports squads on Earth that boast payrolls over $200 million.

TEAM LEAGUE ATHLETE PAYROLL
1. Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball $241,128,402
2. New York Yankees Major League Baseball $208,830,659
3. Manchester City English Premier League $202,747,812
4. Barcelona La Liga $193,610,600
5. Real Madrid La Liga $189,660,944
6. Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball $179,521,056
7. Bayern Munich Bundesliga $173,922,091
8. Manchester United English Premier League $164,169,367
9. Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball $163,078,526
10. Milan Serie A $155,928,000
11. Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball $154,380,395
12. Chelsea English Premier League $151,342,140
13. Juventus Serie A $149,431,000
14. San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball $148,239,158
15. Arsenal English Premier League $148,204,312
16. Washington Nationals Major League Baseball $134,366,735
17. Texas Rangers Major League Baseball $132,491,596
18. Internazionale Serie A $129,940,000
19. Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball $129,427,700
20. Liverpool English Premier League $129,283,779

Source data: espn.com

Photo: losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com

Mike Francesa and the Top 20 Radio Sports Shows (and Hosts) in the United States

Mike Francesa Is The No. 1 Sports Radio Personality In The United States

Mike Francesa Is The No. 1 Sports Radio Personality In The United States

Mike Francesa is the “King (or should we say Pope) of All Sports Radio.” His show on WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM -  a chunk of afternoon in the biggest radio market around, New York City – is tops on two respected trade lists: Talkers Magazine and Radio Ink.

Sports List of the Day is a fan. Some of the posts here were derived from topics mentioned on Francesa’s show.

His WFAN morning colleagues, Boomer and Carton, take second place on both lists, as well.

But that’s where most of the similarities between both lists end. Numbers 3-8 on Talkers’ list don’t even make Radio Ink’s top 20, for example. The overlap between both rankings is eight hosts (marked with asterisks).

What gives? Ranking criteria. “Ratings and revenue are two of the major factors,” says Talkers, but there’s more to it. Click on the raters’ links to see how they came up with their rankings – and to see more (Talkers gives you the top 100; Radio Ink, the top 30).

Times noted below are local. Click on the “listen live link” to tune in.

TALKERS MAGAZINE RANKINGS

  HOST HOME STATION / LISTEN LIVE LINK
SLOT CITY, ST
1. Mike Francesa* WFAN 1-6:30PM, M-F
New York, NY
2. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton* WFAN
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
3. Jim Rome CBS Sports Radio
Noon-3PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
4. Dan Patrick Premiere Radio Networks
9AM-Noon, M-F
Milford, CT
5. Mike Valenti and Terry Foster WXYT 2-6PM, M-F
Detroit, MI
6. Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti WBZ
2-6PM, M-F Boston, MA
7. Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic ESPN (WEPN)
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
8. Doug Karsch and Scott Anderson WXYT
10AM-2PM, M-F
Detroit, MI
9. Angelo Cataldi* WIP
5:30-10AM M-F
Philadelphia, PA
10. Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb* WBZ
6-10AM, M-F Boston, MA
11. Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley* WSCR
6-10AM, M-F
Chicago, IL
12. Pat O’Brien and Steve Hartman Fox Sports Radio Network
3-7PM, M-F [cancelled]
Los Angeles, CA
13. Dave “Softy” Mahler* KJR 3-6:30PM, M-F
Seattle, WA
14. Dan Le Batard ESPN (WAXY)
4-7PM, M-F
Miami, FL
14. Mike Missanelli WPEN
2-6PM, M-F
Philadelphia, PA
16. George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith*
KTCK
5:30-10AM, M-F
Dallas, TX
17. Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger* KNBR 9AM-Noon, M-F
San Francisco, CA
18. Steve Mason and John Ireland ESPN (KSPN)
Noon-3PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
19. Mike Stone and Bill McAllister WXYT 5:30-10AM, M-F
Detroit, MI
20. Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein WSCR 1-6PM, M-F
Chicago, IL

RADIO INK RANKINGS

HOST HOME STATION / LINK
SLOT CITY, ST
1. Mike Francesa* WFAN 1-6:30PM, M-F
New York, NY
2. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton* WFAN
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
3. Michael Kay and Don La Greca
ESPN (WEPN) 3-7PM, M-F
New York, NY
4. George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith*
KTCK 5:30-10AM, M-F
Dallas, TX
5. Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger* KNBR 9AM-Noon, M-F
San Francisco, CA
6. Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley* WSCR 6-10AM, M-F Chicago, IL
7. Angelo Cataldi* WIP 5:30-10AM M-F
Philadelphia, PA
8. Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman
WMVP
2-6PM, M-F
Chicago, IL
9. Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb* WBZ 6-10AM, M-F
Boston, MA
10. Charlie Pallilo
KBME
4-7PM, M-F Houston, TX
11. Tom Tolbert
KNBR
3-7PM, M-F
San Francisco, CA
12. LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes WJFK 2-6PM, M-F Washington, DC
13. Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco
ESPN (WEPN) 1-3PM, M-F
New York, NY
14. Dave “Softy” Mahler* KJR 3-7PM, M-F
Seattle, WA
15. Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson
KTCK 3-7PM, M-F
Dallas, TX
16. Mitch Levy
KJR 6-9AM, M-F
Seattle, WA
17. Mike Schopp and Chris Parker
WGR 3-7PM, M-F
Buffalo, NY
18. Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley
ESPN (KSPN)
3-7PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
19. John Canzano
KXTG Noon-3PM, M-F
Portland, OR
20. Mark Miller and David Moulton
ESPN (WWCN) 2-6PM, M-F
Fort Myers, FL

Photo: newyork.cbslocal.com

The 20 Highest-Paid Athletes in Sports (Endorsements)

The numbers coming Friday.

1. Tiger Woods

1. Roger Federer

3. Phil Mickeslson

4. LeBron James

5. Kobe Bryant

6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

7. Usain Bolt

8. Maria Sharapova

9. Cristiano Ronaldo

9. Rafael Nadal

9. Derrick Rose

9. Lionel Messi

13. Rory McIlroy

13. Ernie Els

15. Li Na

16. Kevin Durant

16. Novak Djokovic

18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

19. Dwyane Wade

20. Serena Williams

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