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Go Figure
October 26, 1998
28,700,000Deferred salary, in dollars, the Pittsburgh Penguins (who have filed for bankruptcy) owe retired center Mario Lemieux.
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October 26, 1998

Go Figure

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28,700,000
Deferred salary, in dollars, the Pittsburgh Penguins (who have filed for bankruptcy) owe retired center Mario Lemieux.

24,000,000
Combined salary, in dollars, of the 24 players currently on the Penguins' roster.

50,000,000
Value, in dollars, of free air time over the last 25 years donated by the NFL for United Way spots.

2,300
Retail value, in dollars, of Adidas gear rejected by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro ( N.C.) school board, which was concerned about commercialism in high school sports.

10,000,000
Estimated value, in dollars, of the 10 equine-themed paintings hanging in Santa Anita's turf club to be auctioned off on Dec. 1.

10,000
Dollars spent by the Georgia athletic department to incorporate holograms on 1998 football tickets to combat counterfeits.

125
Miles, at minimum, from its stadium that Croatia's Hajduk Split soccer team must play its next "home" match, as a result of a European Soccer Union ruling after a riot by Split fans at a recent game.

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