Crazy thought, huh?
The Redskins announced Spurrier's hiring Monday, a day after Marty Schottenheimer was fired. On top of the new coach's record salary, the team must pay Schottenheimer the $7.5 million remaining on the four-year contract he signed a year ago.
I'd be indebted to any reader who can track down the terms of Jim Zorn's contract in Washington. I can't find the damn thing anywhere. But via ESDB via Inside USC, potential and interviewed Redskins coaching candidate Pete Carroll picked up on the trend in Washington. His demands...
We have a lot of money because Washington claims the greatest fans in the nation:
For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington Redskins led all teams in regular-season home paid attendance. The Redskins drew 711,471 for their eight home games, the highest total in NFL history. Three other teams topped the 600,000 paid total at home in 2007: the New York Giants (629,391), Kansas City (622,541) and the New York Jets (616,756).
Eleven teams drew more than 1.1 million paid attendance home and away during the regular season, led by Washington (1,264,890). The others were: New York Giants (1,187,915), New York Jets (1,171,564), Miami (1,156,762), Kansas City (1,145,938), New England (1,131,027), Buffalo (1,129,052), Denver (1,120,996), Philadelphia (1,120,090), Green Bay (1,112,753) and Carolina (1,100,147).