There’s a lot of ink given to the high salaries of sports stars in the United States, and the U.K.’s Premier League teams (soccer, to us Yanks) have tremendous payrolls, too. Here is a look at which nations’ GDPs were eclipsed by League payrolls.
It’s pretty common to see a group of guys playing a pick-up game wherever there’s a set of basketball hoops around the U.S. In other countries, where basketball may not reign supreme, soccer is more often the pick-up game of choice. In Brazil, it’s called “pelada.”
Sure, we Americans like to think that our football players are pretty rough and tumble, and that our hockey players are more or less off the hook. But compare our fans with soccer fans around the world? Please. There is no comparison
Let’s face it: The last thing you’re thinking about when you sign up for a fantasy league each year is Uncle Sam. But he’s thinking about you. Depending on the size of your league’s pot, you may just be required to fork over some of your winnings to the IRS.