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Bradford gets $50 million guaranteed, buys a ping-pong table

Sam Bradford

The Rams made quarterback Sam Bradford the first overall pick in the draft.  The Rams gave Bradford a contract with $24 million guaranteed on signing, and $26 million more likely guaranteed in due time.

So how has he used that money?

He bought a ping-pong table.

Bradford offered up that factoid during an interview with Al Michaels of Sunday Night Football.

Maybe if the Rams beat the Seahawks tonight and qualify for the postseason, Bradford will use his playoff share to purchase a foosball table.

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36 Responses to “Bradford gets $50 million guaranteed, buys a ping-pong table”
  1. importantpftcomment says: Jan 2, 2011 8:13 PM

    Money doesn’t mean as much to some people as it does to others. Sad that you cannot realize that.

    Not everyone that gets a huge windfall goes directly out and buys a mansion, new car or whatever. For all any of us know, he did the smart thing and invested 95% (or more) of it!

  2. joetoronto says: Jan 2, 2011 8:22 PM

    He seems like a real good kid, I don’t see him broke within 5 years of his career ending.

    Unlike so many others.

  3. mountaindont says: Jan 2, 2011 8:28 PM

    My thanks to a great NFL quarterback, one who will never be forgotten by Packer fans, who will always be able to look back on a great career with the Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl victory and a lot of other great memories…

    …cheers to Bart Starr!

  4. smfowler says: Jan 2, 2011 8:28 PM

    A ping-pong table that more use as a beer pong table, guarantee it.

  5. luckynumberlucas says: Jan 2, 2011 8:34 PM

    I like him.

    A good lookin’, honest, down-to-earth and smart young man…

    And of course extremely talented, I think we’re gonna see great things from him for years to come…

  6. sterilizecromartie says: Jan 2, 2011 8:36 PM

    Good. Based on the ping-pong table and that cheap, red, flannel shirt it doesn’t appear that the money is going to his head at all.

  7. marcinhouston says: Jan 2, 2011 8:41 PM

    He leased his Rolls Royce, castle, yacht, and team of Himalayan Elephants but it is just impossible to lease a ping pong table so he had to give in and buy one.

  8. nsevh76 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:48 PM

    I don’t think we’re gonna read about him shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub in the near future.

  9. stankfinger says: Jan 2, 2011 8:56 PM

    Hard hitting news!

  10. turk2875 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:59 PM

    i woulda bought a beer pong table and with the rest of the $49,999,980 on beer

  11. dman19 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:59 PM

    At least he’ll get some entertainment out of it, unlike the plethora of players that dump their money into ear rings..

  12. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 2, 2011 9:00 PM

    I dated a woman who was his adviser at OU, and she said he was a completely down to earth guy. Additionally, he was very active in the community, and a regular visitor to a number of youth football teams in the Oklahoma City area.

    The NFL could use a lot more Sam Bradfords, and frankly, so could the planet.

  13. backindasaddle says: Jan 2, 2011 9:02 PM

    Sounds like the kid has his head screwed on correctly.

    The anti-Jamarcus.

  14. mkepackfan says: Jan 2, 2011 9:08 PM

    Did Sam Bradford just come from a “Brawny Man” look-alike contest before doing this interview?

    Just curious.

  15. sportsmediacritic says: Jan 2, 2011 9:11 PM

    Instead of a ping pong table, he should invest in a haircut.

  16. profootballwalk says: Jan 2, 2011 9:15 PM

    So you Nimrods really believe that the most expensive thing he bought was a ping-pong table?

    The unspoken racist just drips out. “Isn’t he a nice boy (unlike those crazy negroes)?

  17. sterilizecromartie says: Jan 2, 2011 9:22 PM

    @importantpftcomment

    I think you were being sarcastic, but investing 95% of your income in this economy probably isn’t the “smart thing” to do.

  18. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jan 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    Lookout he might be going for that Brady hairstyle.

  19. joetoronto says: Jan 2, 2011 9:29 PM

    nsevh76 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:48 PM

    I don’t think we’re gonna read about him shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub in the near future.
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    Right on, lol.

  20. commandercornpone says: Jan 2, 2011 9:31 PM

    look, cantwalkstraight

    u make it so most of the total nimrod ballplayers arent black, and then we wont make all kinds of fun of them.

    folks like u have no problem making fun of whites, but it doesnt really stick.

    your commentary is the real hate, the rest of us just see the world AS IT IS.

  21. sportsmediacritic says: Jan 2, 2011 9:46 PM

    Yea, I remember when people said Ben Roethlisberger is a “great guy” with “family values” as a rookie lol. How did that work out?

    They also forgot to mention that in addition to a ping pong table, he bought a pool table, an Escalade, and multi-million dollar home, diamonds for his mom, etc., etc.

  22. burntorangehorn says: Jan 2, 2011 9:52 PM

    At least he’s not one of those idiots who spend their bonus money on a bunch of SUVs with ridiculous rims, gold chains, cornrows, and record labels for their posse.

  23. richmcn says: Jan 2, 2011 10:22 PM

    good for Tonto

  24. kam187 says: Jan 2, 2011 10:42 PM

    He looks like he just came from chopping some trees. He bought a ping pong table for his 10 million dollar home and to go with his 500,000 worth of cars and 3 million with of jewelry that got left out of the story.

  25. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 2, 2011 10:46 PM

    So now PFT is in the biz of re-runs. What the f?

  26. raiderapologist says: Jan 2, 2011 10:49 PM

    If he hasn’t pissed away his money already there is just no excuse for that hair cut.

  27. julius6000 says: Jan 2, 2011 10:52 PM

    Look at the police blotter section of this site. 99% of criminals in the NFL are black. But that’s just because police are racist right?

  28. belicheckyoself says: Jan 2, 2011 11:00 PM

    He should have spent something on stickum for his lousy receivers.
    Both these teams are a bye for the Saints. Disgusting.

  29. joetoronto says: Jan 2, 2011 11:02 PM

    sportsmediacritic says: Jan 2, 2011 9:46 PM

    Yea, I remember when people said Ben Roethlisberger is a “great guy” with “family values” as a rookie lol. How did that work out?

    They also forgot to mention that in addition to a ping pong table, he bought a pool table, an Escalade, and multi-million dollar home, diamonds for his mom, etc., etc.
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    When you comment on a video, you really should WATCH the video and THEN comment.

  30. abninf says: Jan 2, 2011 11:05 PM

    He could fund a dog fighting ring and have his jewler hang out with him.

  31. thehighhat says: Jan 2, 2011 11:23 PM

    Ping pong table? Yeah right….

  32. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    Now he has something to do during the playoffs.

  33. puddinpouch says: Jan 3, 2011 1:59 AM

    Should he start shooting people and firing his sperm all over to make more headlines here?

    What is exactly your point?

  34. morm3993 says: Jan 3, 2011 3:57 AM

    He bought a ping pong table. It’s a fact, not a factoid. Wal-Mart = “It” not “They.” Common usage doesn’t count.

  35. blackcatnfl says: Jan 3, 2011 4:57 AM

    And a set of steak knives?

  36. jarol7 says: Jan 3, 2011 11:49 AM

    Sam is a smart Guy! He must have read the book, “Making A Good Brain Great” by Daniel Amen M.D. which says that competative table tennis is the best way to create new, permanent brain cells.

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