Sometimes there are blog posts that make other writers a little jealous that we didn’t come up with it first.
CougCenter analyzed Mike Leach’s contracted salary and learned what effect the low-cost of living of Pullman would have on his estimated $2.25 million per year salary. Their calculations use a price based on five years of accumulation and after buying the most expensive for-sale home in Pullman. Leaving around $10.5 million.
According to his article, Mike Leach could buy the following items:
- 1,838,879 Super Baskets from Cougar Country Drive-In
- 1,081,359 calzones from Sella’s
- 360,082 grilled Blue Messa organic filet mignon from Swilly’s
- 214,.285 rounds of golf at Palouse Ridge Golf Course
Adding in my own calculations - Mike Leach could buy 590,883 30-pack cases of Busch Light at Dissmore’s current pricing: $17.77. That’s 17,726,490 cans of Busch Light. Assuming every student at WSU is over 21, that means 656 cans per student based on the fall semester enrollment for 2011 - 27,008 students.
If this doesn't help the local economy, who knows what will.