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ESPN Says We Care Too Much

That is, if caring means spending money.  ESPN’s Page 2 took a look at the ‘cost per win’ ratio for every major American league last week and rounded it out with NCAA basketball on friday.  Using the final pre-tournament top 25 poll from 2209-10 and the financial records, they looked at how much each school spent vs how many wins they got.  We’re just lucky they did it last year and not the year before.

Kentucky ranked 24th.

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As a former student at UK, I’m proud to know that the school spent $660 for me on basketball.

Interesting to note – Cornell came in as the ‘Ultimate College Hoops Bang for the Buck,’ spending only $36,000 per win.  That’s about a tenth as much as Kentucky.  But hey, they spent close to $362,000 per spelling bee victory, so I’d say it evens out in the end. #Demarcus

Article written by Will Lentz

16 Comments for ESPN Says We Care Too Much



  1. Big D
    6:21 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    What ?



  2. Big D
    6:21 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    What ?



  3. Cats
    6:23 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    First



  4. Blue Chip
    6:34 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    This is stupid. All that matters is profit, not expenses.



  5. BillBryant'sToupee
    6:51 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t know BTI had left and gone to work for ESPN.



  6. Yargamel
    6:56 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    Man, you’d think that inflation would have hit the country harder after 200 years.



  7. never lose to duke
    7:01 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    we should spend more than duke. duck fuke. we care more than duke. what the hell are we thinking?



  8. GhostofBearBryant
    7:37 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    Duke plays in the acc….a basketball conf. There is no logical reason to spend this kind of money and be in the sec.



  9. GeezerJock
    7:37 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    Didn’t UK have 35 victories last year?



  10. PuddingTime
    7:47 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    Those pricks did it playing 2 games more than us to boot.



  11. Happy Fan
    7:52 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    Glad to know UK basketball is still relevant in the year 2209.



  12. tbradg
    7:58 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    you can play that game with any sport, from any angle.

    Cost per win for Kobe? $538K
    Cost per win for Lincecum? $562K
    Cost per win for Tom Brady? $571K

    None of these seem logical…



  13. holdmeclosertinydanson
    8:40 pm January 31, 2011 Permalink

    The #2 ranked college in 2209 was the Indomitable Snowmen from Hoth University.

    *retapes glasses*



  14. afidler
    2:12 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Please post a link to articles you cite.



  15. Dennis Smith
    5:47 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    It would be interesting to see how Duke spent 12.23 million. I’ll bet Cameron doesn’t have any insulation.



  16. Players fan
    6:50 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is a dumb figure. Ky basketball does not “cost” the University anything. It pays profits to the University. Use that statistic against other schools and see how they rank.