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Old 07-16-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Sports Illustrated's 2012 list of highest paid athletes

Jon Weirtheim discussed on MSNBC this morning. No rafole....at least not in the top 5.

United States
  1. Floyd Mayweather - $85M
  2. Phil Mickelson - $60.8M
  3. Tiger Woods - $56.4
  4. Kobe Bryant - $48.3M
  5. Not sure who #5 is as they didn't show it

International
  1. Roger Federer - $51.4M
  2. David Beckham - $46M
  3. Lionel Messi - $41.3M
  4. Christiano Ronaldo - $40.3M
  5. Fernando Alonso - $40M
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Roger GOATing yet again. Not surprised.
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That's nice.
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Roger GOATing yet again. Not surprised.
Not really, Tiger, Big Phil and Money all earned more money than him last year.
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Not really, Tiger, Big Phil and Money all earned more money than him last year.
cuz they're american
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I have never heard of Floyd Mayweather
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So #3 makes the top 10 but the great Nole isn't in the top 20.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/spe.../index.20.html
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I have never heard of Floyd Mayweather
Really?

You might not have heard of him as a boxer, but perhaps as a criminal?
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Not really, Tiger, Big Phil and Money all earned more money than him last year.
. It's a different sport. Fed can compare with the US atheletes who are known to have stupid sponsorship deals. So pipe down.
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