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    SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    SAY WHAT?

    Posted on Thu, Mar. 23, 2006

    SAY WHAT?

    I was wondering if Vikings center Matt Birk has a problem with newly acquired guard Steve Hutchinson receiving a seven-year, $49 million contract, with $16 million of it guaranteed. So, I asked Birk if it bothered him to be making considerably less money.

    "Don't start that stuff," Birk said. "I'm overpaid as it is." He added, laughing, "Wait. Don't write that. My agent won't like it."

    Birk is in the fifth year of an eight-year, $31 million contract and is expected to make $4.34 million this season. Hutchinson's deal, which averages $7 million a year, makes him the highest-paid offensive guard in NFL history.


    "Steve Hutchinson, in my opinion, is worth that money," Birk said.

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    Nice to hear that!

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    Birk is an absolute badass and 100% class. Harvard grad who knows that there many things he could be doing that would not pay him $31 million dollars... in his lifetime.

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    Man I love Birk. I think he is one of the classiest players in the NFL. And no, I don't mind when he airs our dirty laundry... :grin:
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    This was the best, "I'm overpaid as it is."

    I am sure he appreciates the extra help up front and is not a selfish player.

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    one word..CLASS

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    With his recent injuries, he probably feels lucky to be playing and making a GOOD living through sports. :grin:

    Oh wait, he was telling the truth, he is overpaid for sitting on the bench the last two seasons. Opps don't tell the management that. :roll:

    Get out there and earn that money this year Birk with a full season next to Hutch. :grin:

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    Birk = great guy.

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    That is why Birk is my favorite current Vikings player, he is a class act on and off the field.
    "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn t work hard."

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    Re: SAY WHAT? Birk on Hutch's contract

    Man, I love Birk. It's really nice to hear that from a professional athlete!
    Yay Matt! :wav:

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