, to further quantify my statements above -
I wrote: Lemme see: Minimum 22 players per team. Plus five coaches? Plus ten cheerleaders? Reasonable estimate of $500/person (if not far more) for travel and equipment. That would be $18,500 PER TEAM per year minimum, instead of the less than $20,000 pittance that the entire league gives to charity (if that much).
I just went back to the NPSFL Web site. There are twenty-eight (28) teams in the league. To begin with, that means that each team brings in on average $743.21 (seven-hundred-forty-three dollars and twenty-one cents), $20,810/28. That comes to about $20.10 per player and cheerleader, or less
. PER YEAR.
Put another way: Those 28 teams played 52 games in 2012. $20,810 / 52 games = $400 per game. At $5/ticket, that comes to 80 people in attendance at each game. Why do those numbers sound fishy?
As you also know, at $25,000 annual income, a 501( c )(3) has to file a complete Form 990, not the postcard. Which means they would have to detail sources of income and how the money was spent. I would be willing to wager that NPSFL never intends on exceeding $25K a year.
, I never would have picked on the NPSFL's "charitable" activities if "PainSD" had not jumped down the throats of stinamaia
, and Orfling
after they commented on JJ's inflated self-image and ridiculous ego.
Because on the show, he has made a big deal out of being a "semi-professional athlete". So it seems fair to look into the league that he bases his bragging rights on. And when you look, you find a load of crap, which is unsurprising, considering the way that JJ has run the race.
I totally get the fact that people on reality TV shows are edited into specific character types, and that rarely does the reality of the actual person mesh with the persona the editors give us to cheer for or boo. For example, I cannot stand Major Dave on my TV, but I'm betting that IRL he's a decent guy who needs to work on his temper, but who's a great neighbor.
Same with Troy on Survivor. I was glad when he got off my screen, but IRL, I'd probably get a kick out of his sense of humor.
But with Art and JJ - or at least with JJ - I feel like the editors perhaps made him a tiny bit nicer than he was on the race, so we wouldn't root against him from the get-go. I doubt there's a big gap between what we see and how he is. It would be nice if he would prove me wrong, as I honestly love it when people turn out to be better and nicer than I think they are.
But until he drops his bullying tough guy routine, and gains a little respect for people around him...
Edited by FrogsRule, May 4, 2012 @ 1:57 AM.