Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be the NFL’s highest paid player in 2015, with the 31-year-old set to earn $22,000,000 this year. His contract, which will see him play at Lambeau Field for another five seasons at the very least, is worth $110,000,000 total with $54,000,000 guaranteed. The Packers signal caller is arguably the greatest player in the National Football League and supporters will argue that he is certainly worth the extortionate money that Green Bay are willing to pay.
1. Archie Karas – 1992 – After losing around $2 million during high stakes poker games in Los Angeles, Archie did what few people would do with their last $50… He went to Vegas. At Binion’s Horseshoe Casino, he stumbled into a close friend who lent Archie $10,000 to play some high stakes poker games. In a game called Razz, where the lowest accumulative hand wins, he quickly returned the $10,000 he was leant with 50% interest, and was still on a roll. This wasn’t just a one hit wonder of a night, Archie’s streak was just getting started.
There’s been an overwhelming sense of nostalgia at theaters this summer, with films like “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Jurassic World” and “Terminator Genisys” all reviving decades-old franchises on the big screen, and “Vacation” continues that trend with the latest installment in the National Lampoon series that began with Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and a rotating door of actors playing their two kids. Though it isn’t technically a reboot, despite sharing its title with the 1983 original, writers/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein address the issue head-on by conceding that while there are similarities to the first movie, the 2015 edition stands on its own. Unfortunately, that isn’t really the case, because it’s basically just a raunchier, less funny rehash of the Harold Ramis/John Hughes classic that lacks its predecessor’s charm and heart.
All grown up and with a family of his own, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) has remained in the Chicago area working as a pilot for a second-rate regional airline so that he can be close to his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins). When he realizes that the family’s annual vacation to the same boring cabin in Michigan is in desperate need of a little shakeup, he finds inspiration from his own childhood and plans a cross-country road trip to Walley World in the hope that it’ll bring the family closer together. But just like his vacation to America’s favorite family fun park as a kid, things don’t go exactly as planned, as the Griswolds must contend with thieving rednecks, psychotic truck drivers and their own extended family.
I’ll tell you why I fell in love with farming. This may allow for a list of about 150 items, but I’ll give it a shot and see how far this goes.
One of my first jobs on a farm was to drag a set of harrows over a plowed field. There I was, sitting up on spring-loaded perch, making big engine noise, raising dust and bouncing across the field. Big time fun.
The cows all looked like they were concerned about something. I figured out later, it was the cud they were chewing. It made them all look like state senators, always about to say something but never getting to the point.
Today’s society is driven by celebrity culture, as an impressionable generation of youngsters become increasingly fixated on the lives of the rich and famous. It is easy to see why, especially when you see the lavish homes in which this demographic lives and the lifestyles that they enjoy.