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Old 02-24-2014, 06:45 AM
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Please name me one person in Syracuse that has a NATIONAL following.............................still waiting...........
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:50 AM
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Sorry I forgot some "national" figures from our area:

Lee Alexander - former Mayor who recieved a 10 year jail term

John Jamelske-
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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Most of these people are not known outside of this area. Even living here I couldn't tell you who the people are that you mentioned. They are LOCAL names that only mean something to local people. I can't think of anyone in Syracuse with a national following.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Boeheim is known on a national level, if you are in tune to sports. There are some people with local roots that have a national following if you are into certain industries.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:51 AM
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Boeheim works for the largest employer in Syracuse and by far the highest paid employee. It is a sad state of affairs that a basketball coach makes more than any professor or even the President of SU making over 2 million a year. We wonder why people leave our region to find a living wage. I find it strange that people don't even know who Jim Boeheim is as it may be the same people that think the sun circles the earth.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Boeheim works for the largest employer in Syracuse and by far the highest paid employee. It is a sad state of affairs that a basketball coach makes more than any professor or even the President of SU making over 2 million a year. We wonder why people leave our region to find a living wage. I find it strange that people don't even know who Jim Boeheim is as it may be the same people that think the sun circles the earth.
I wouldn't be surprised if much of his pay is from endorsements, as college sports are a business, in spite of what some may say.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if much of his pay is from endorsements, as college sports are a business, in spite of what some may say.
If I'm not mistaken about half of his actual pay is, if not more.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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This thread is silly
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:21 PM
 
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I find it strange that people don't even know who Jim Boeheim is as it may be the same people that think the sun circles the earth.
You don't get out much, do you?
People that know who Boeheim is either spent time in Syracuse or are huge fans of college basketball. That is a pretty small group of people in this country. Even the typical college basketball fan doesn't know the name of coaches from other teams unless they do something really bad.... like Sandusky.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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When a basketball team generates as much revenue for a school as SU basketball does for SU, then it certainly makes sense that the head coach (who is primarily responsible for its long term success) make that much money. Sure, you can argue the players should be compensated better, but certainly, this argument about Boeheim is non-sensical. On a net revenue analysis, Boeheim's salary is MORE THAN fair.

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Boeheim works for the largest employer in Syracuse and by far the highest paid employee. It is a sad state of affairs that a basketball coach makes more than any professor or even the President of SU making over 2 million a year. We wonder why people leave our region to find a living wage. I find it strange that people don't even know who Jim Boeheim is as it may be the same people that think the sun circles the earth.
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