Back in the mid-90s, I was walking the Royal Lytham golf course on the opening morning of the British Open when my friend and I found ourselves in the washroom with Greg Norman. Andrei Kirilenko Jersey . The Australian star was struggling with his first round but not as much as my mate who lived and died on every swing after putting a large bet on the Great White Shark the day before. Norman was valued by the bookies as a 14/1 shot at winning the Open. After a few words of banter with us, just an hour into the event, that value had dramatically changed. He would have a bad day, yet still get paid; my friend had an awful day and would throw his betting ticket away after the second round. I have never really been a large fan of golf. I understand the appeal of walking outside watching people do what you wish you could but, Majors aside, tournaments didnt do it for me. This has mainly got to do with the way their governing bodies rank players. Pull out a newspaper in the middle of summer and head towards the standings section and amongst actual league tables, dictated by wins and losses in many sports, is golfs money list. A ranking that separates players by the amount of money they earn has always seemed pompous to me. I understand they make way more than most people and good luck to each of them but printing it in the form of standings was just a way of rubbing it in for me. There are just some things as sports fans that we do not need to know. What sportsmen and women make is one of them. There is a reason that the pay slip you get from your employer is sealed. There is a reason you likely have no idea what the majority of the people you work with make. There is a reason you have no idea what your neighbour makes or his neighbour. With that information available, people start to judge people differently. Why dont I get what he has? What does the boss see in that person and not me? Most people in life tend to overrate their own capabilities and believe they are worth more to their employer than they get. Giving them private information on people is counterproductive and brings out unfortunate traits such as jealousy and greed. Professional sports are no different. In fact, it is much worse where a culture has been created that allows players, who believe they are of a similar talent, to use a colleagues salary to challenge their company to make sure they get paid what they believe they are worth. Thankfully, in Europe most sports salaries are hidden. We do not know what the England cricket captain, the star Welsh rugby full back, or even the Formula One World Champion makes. Even the Premier League does its best to not advertise weekly salaries of players. Those negotiations take place where they should - behind a closed door. In North America, where the salaries of all major stars are easily accessible, these battles take place in front of the public eye, allowing agents to make names for themselves and become stars on television programs and radio shows. On Monday, Toronto FC paraded Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley as their new signings and it certainly created a buzz around the world. The MLS club was allowed their moment in the sun for a few hours before the attacks started around the salary given to US midfielder Bradley. It is now the end of the week and they are still coming. ESPN analyst and former MLS star, Alejandro Moreno, went out of his way three times during the MLS SuperDraft coverage to question whether a defensive midfielder is worth that much money. Bradley is far from a defensive midfielder but that is not the point. The point is Toronto FC believes the salary - reported to be $6.5 million per year for five years - is very much worth getting Michael Bradley. And that should be enough for people to think he is worth it. However, some have written that Bradleys salary now means comparable MLS midfielders, such as Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake, are underpaid. A simple google search shows us Beckerman is paid over $300,000 per season; one of the highest salaries in the league. That is a value he has created after some phenomenal seasons at that level. Beckerman is not coming from Europe. He is, however, part of the Major League Soccer Players Union that agreed to league rules that allows teams to only go above such a maximum salary for up to three players per team. If his team is willing to do that for him (and no one will know better than them if he is worth it) the rules are in place to do so. Last year, on league DPs, Beckerman told the Salt Lake Tribune: "Its good for our league, its good for teams, its good for young players, its good for everybody. Its a win-win situation. If you can find one that fits in your team, then I dont see any reason why not to do it." Toronto FC have found three reasons to do it this winter. Signing three DPs was called financial suicide by MLSE President Tim Leiweke this week but in reality, for his owners, these are key opportunities for them in a salary cap league to differentiate themselves from many of the other clubs. That is why Bradley is getting paid what he is. A US international left Europe at 26 to come to a club in Canada who have gained just 85 points in the last three seasons, winning 17 of their last 102 league games. If the club achieve the lofty goals they want to while Bradley is at the club, they will put past disappointments firmly in the rearview mirror but no one should forget about them when assessing Bradleys wages. Over the next five seasons when the salaries are printed, we are going to see a large seven figure sum next to the name of Bradley and it is important to remember why he is getting that money. Many would argue that the US international had 6.5 million reasons to return home to Major League Soccer and that is hard to question, but now onlookers have 6.5 million reasons to look at Bradley differently and that is a pity. Seeing that has already started, you can guarantee we will hear the words he isnt worth that much money once he starts playing. This is not a knock on Bradleys talent. He is, after all, arguably already the most talented midfielder in the league, but it is just the nature of how people will judge a player who wont score goals every week and show up in highlight reels. However, what he is is a player who was available and willing to listen to Toronto FC when they were a laughing stock around the league. What if, privately, Toronto FC bosses knew how difficult it was to get him to even pick up his phone and talk to them? Two numbers are talked about with Bradley and thats the transfer fee paid to Roma and his, now, much reported salary figure. What if, privately, Toronto FC bosses created a third category for him called convincing money to help him say yes to a team synonymous with failure? What if, privately, Toronto FC felt Bradley was worth, on the field, more like $3.25 million per year but had no problem paying him the same amount of money per season to come and represent them and change a losing culture? This is the major problem with salaries being available. They are simple numbers that have no instructions next to them from who decided them. It is a pity they are accessible to allow people to judge players differently but if the information is going to continue to be made available, it is essential those who point the figures gather all the facts before doing so. Blue Edwards Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . Gordon Hayward Jersey . -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back quarterback Chad Henne -- and making him the starter. https://www.cheapjazzonline.com/748e-c-j-miles-jersey-jazz.html . For one, he still gets to crank the intensity to the max. "I push pretty angry. I ran pretty angry too though, but I have fun doing it," Lumsden said.OTTAWA - Mathieu Perreault is still looking for his first goal of the season — sort of.Perreault scored in the sixth round of the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday night. The fact that as a shootout goal it wont count on the stats page doesnt bother him.It was a great feeling, said Perreault of the only goal scored in the shootout. I was looking at what the other guys were doing and they were all coming in with speed and trying to rip it so I just tried to slow it down a bit and pick a corner.Luckily it went in.Perreaults timely goal helped the Jets to improve to 6-0-2 over their past eight games.Although Perreaults shootout heroics won the game, goaltending was the story of the night. Ottawas Craig Anderson and Winnipegs Ondrej Pavelec stopped a combined 73-of-75 shots through regulation and overtime.Toby Enstrom had the goal for the Jets (8-5-2) and Pavelec made 37 saves plus six more in the shootout including a huge glove save off David Legwand.Chis Neil scored in regulation for the Senators (7-3-3) while Anderson made 36 saves and denied five skaters in the shootout.I dont like the shootouts at all. Especially ones that go that long, Pavelec said. We found a way to win and it continues what weve been doing lately. It was a tough game for us. (Anderson) has been great for Ottawa all season long and he was great again tonight. It was a battle. Its all about the two points and we got them.Neither team was able to break the 1-1 tie as they entered the third period with both goaltenders shining.Legwand did have Pavelec at his mercy with less than five minutes to play in regulation.With Mark Stuart off for tripping and the Senators enjoying their second power play of the game, the puck came to Legwand at the side of the goal but he fanned on his shot with Pavelec out of position.Mike Hoffman had a great opportunity in overtime to give Ottawa the win, but his quick shot from the slot was stopped by the quicker right pad from Pavelec.Moments later, Erik Karlsson took out Jets forward Evander Kane with a hip check at the blue-line that drew a rise out of the crowd and a long gaze from Kane at Karlsson.We had opportunities in overtime to put them away and I think we gave ourselves a chance to win and thats all you can ask for, Neil explained.. Greg Ostertag Jersey. When you get to a shootout its a 50-50 coin flip and obviously (Anderson) gave us a chance to win. We werent able to bury one and it makes it tough when you cant score goals.Neil opened the scoring when he capitalized on the Senators only power play of the first period by beating Pavelec with a wrist shot on the short side at 11:48.The Jets used their only power play of the period to tie the game six minutes later when Enstroms point shot hit the post before finding the back of the net behind Anderson.Winnipeg outshot Ottawa 14-7 in the first period. It was Anderson that kept the game tied going into the second period. He had allowed just one goal in the two previous games heading into Saturday.It was one of those nights where both teams were playing pretty solid five-on-five and limiting the opportunities. At one point it both teams seemed to be throwing everything at the net and trying to generate things, Anderson said.Its a credit to both teams the way they played defensively and not allowing second and third opportunities. One of those games would be nice every once in a while to have few shots, but you have to look at the quality scoring chances and thats the key number. It doesnt matter what the shot clock is, its what kind of chances youre giving up and we played really solid defensively and didnt give up a whole lot so Im proud of the guys for doing that.The Senators outshot the Jets 12-10 in a scoreless second period that saw both goaltenders shine as they each made key saves.Notes: Chris Phillips, Bobby Ryan and Alex Caisson were all scratches for the Senators on Saturday. Adam Pardy and Matt Halischuk were scratches for the Jets…The Senators wrap up a four-game homestand Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs…The game was the first of five straight on the road for the Jets, who next play in Montreal Tuesday…Four of Clarke MacArthurs team-leading seven goals for the Senators have come on the power play…Kyle Turris is one assist shy of 100 for his career. He has 72 with the Senators…Jets forward Andrew Ladd is tied for the NHL lead in game-opening-goals with four…The Jets currently have the longest drought in the NHL without a hat trick. The last one was recorded by Eric Boulton on Dec. 18, 2010 when they were still the Atlanta Thrashers. ' ' '