Eddie "Big Money" Johnson

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by Rocket, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Mrs.TexasArsenal

    Mrs.TexasArsenal New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Frisco, TX
    Wow, I didn't think it was anything like that.
     
  3. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All-right that is insane.

    I was 100% sure I had Eddie's salary number since he is on the same origional deal he signed when he was 17.

    So either he has a new deal that I (and everyone else) missed.

    Or that number is wrong.
     
  4. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    I need to go pick up my jaw (which I seem to have dropped). I'll be back later.
     
  5. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    According to the article, he signed a long-term deal this summer that hasn't been announced yet.

     
  6. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well there is is then.

    Cause that number they listed was the number I had him on from his origional P40 deal.

    So this is a new deal, they damn well have better gotten some extra years on it.
     
  7. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    Hell yeah, they better have gotten some extra years on it! I wonder what his official cap number is going to be now? $300,000? And how on Earth are we going to stay under the cap without losing some of the depth we've built up? And when would his new cap number hit? Next year?
     
  8. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    An interesting question springs to mind - why pay LD that much dough if he wasn't going to play anywhere but LA anyway? Seems like MLS would've had a pretty good bargaining position.
     
  9. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are some ways, but it involves cuts and salary's coming down. That's a tlak for later in the season.

    yes next year.
     
  10. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    Thanks. I'll wait to panic until then.
     
  11. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    There is only 1 reason for the contract. I bet there is an extension which pretty much guarantees a large transfer fee for MLS.

    MLS is taking a gamble, just like they did with Adu. Paying Eddie has nothing to do with FC Dallas and everything to do with MLS. We are the beneficiaries no doubt, but please don't think MLS is doing this for our benefit.
     
  12. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    It would take years for me to start believing that, don't worry.
     
  13. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.3rddegree.net/thirdindex.cfm?page=article&show=756

    GE

    "We are not in a position to announce anything at this time. We knew a deal was close as it has been the stated position of the club, ownership, and league to protect the asset value of Eddie on our roster. This has been happening on an ownership level and I have been kept apprised, but I have no knowledge of such numbers or a completed deal. We know what his 2005 cap number is and are waiting to hear word of the deal as to his 2006 cap number."
     
  14. doctor_j

    doctor_j New Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    reppin' ETex
    Hopefully that wasn't the big news of tomorrow's luncheon, ya hackers :p
     
  15. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Frisco Tx
    Hopefully EJ will be in MLS for the long term now.

    EJ its time to get your own place and stop sleeping on Brian Haynes' couch.
     
  16. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    It means that MLS is hoping to cash in big time when they do decide to sell him. The good thing is MLS can now bide their time on the sale rather then having to do something this offseason with the threat of an out of contract EJ looming on the horizon. This gives MLS much more negotiating room....and sets up what many people want to see, EJ kicking ass in WC06 and MLS cashing in on a HUGE transfer fee.

    Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Keep EJ grounded!!!!!
     
  17. Balonpie

    Balonpie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Scenic Carrollton
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Needs a crib and a better set of wheels. From what I understand his current mode of transportation leaves something to be desired.....


    Actually taking care of his money and finding ways to invest in his future ought to be his priority and hopefuly that's what Coach Haynes has been counseling young EJ. Set an example for some of his young counterpart...

    I was listening on the Li'l ticket some of the horror stories that K. Mchale was relating about many of the NBA players that find themselves broke and heavily in debt after their playing days were over...
     
  18. Mrs.TexasArsenal

    Mrs.TexasArsenal New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Frisco, TX
    Too late ... I'm afraid
     
  19. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Old Dallas paradigm: Neglected stepchild of the league, playing at the decrepit Cotton Bowl and acquiring star players by swindling other teams.

    New Dallas paradigm: HSG's superclub, playing at their own brand-new stadium and home to a million-dollar home-grown player.
     
  20. RodneyMunch

    RodneyMunch New Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    This means new bling and rims for GAM.
     
  21. Balonpie

    Balonpie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Scenic Carrollton
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So does this new and improved paradigm gurantee that EJ will not end up in NY/NJ or LA ?
     
  22. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fixed your post.
     
  23. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He just got new rims.

    [middle age white dude]The Impala is looking phat.[/middle age white dude]
     
  24. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell no. Until EJ has a full season with no significant lapses in judgment, I hope he stays with Brian (if he will still have him.)
     
  25. doctor_j

    doctor_j New Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    reppin' ETex
    heh.

    I was congratulating him today at the luncheon for getting hooked up so phat, and he said "awww man, don't believe all that stuff they're saying in the papers" ;)
     

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