Actually, NFL.com states that each player gets a $73,000 bonus (losers get a $38,000 bonus) and a ring.
Super Bowl XXXV: A no-win situation By Sam Walker, The Wall Street Journal For Super Bowl winners these days, the spoils of victory just never seem to end. Among them: a sterling silver Vince Lombardi Trophy, a victory parade and the traditional invitation to the White House. But there's one prize no Super Bowl team can ever count on: profits.
In one of the oddest developments in the sports world, the almighty Super Bowl is turning out to be anything but a financial boon for the teams who play in it. In fact, the strange economics of the National Football League mean that a trip to the big game can actually set a team back -- as much as $1 million after expenses. And those same economics are increasingly costing Super Bowl teams both games and money the following season. "We'll be lucky if we end up breaking even" on the game, says John Mara, executive vice president of the New York Giants, who play the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in Tampa. Adds Bob Wallace, senior vice president for last year's champion St. Louis Rams: "It definitely wasn't a moneymaker." No other teams in pro sports go through this. In fact, the champs in pro basketball and even hockey almost always make a killing. But the NFL has a share-the-wealth approach that's gradually making it harder for the winner to stay on top. All that TV money from Super Bowl Sunday? It's divvied up among the league's 31 franchises. Those souvenirs and $400 tickets? The league keeps those proceeds, too. All of which can have some unsettling consequences for teams that have reached the pinnacle of pro sports -- from higher ticket prices for fans of defending champions to some embarrassing belt-tightening by the teams. (Just ask the Rams' cheerleaders, who had to double up in hotel rooms last year.) Meanwhile, guess what reaching the Super Bowl in both 1997 and 1998 meant to the Green Bay Packers? They lost $1.5 million on the trips and have suffered cash-flow problems ever since. "It wasn't an opportunity to add to the bottom line," says team president Bob Harlan. To be sure, few owners ever gripe about any of this; not only is the prestige of winning the game huge, but it also increases the value of the franchise in the long run. More importantly, the owners can't really complain about the way things work -- after all, they are the ones who came up with the system. Unhappy with the prospect of one rich team buying up the best players and building a dynasty (like the Yankees have done in baseball), football's owners began pushing an old philosophy in the mid-'90s: keep things competitive. Their method: Give each team an equal share of the league's huge national TV contracts and set strict limits on player payroll. In this league, a George Steinbrenner wouldn't be allowed to outspend his rivals by $80 million. "We've created a system where fans of every team know they have a chance to win," says former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt. Or as University of Chicago economist Allen Sanderson puts it, the NFL is "the most socialistic league in sports." To some degree, it works. While some leagues are getting closer to "parity," NFL dynasties seem to be toppling faster than ever: Denver, the last team to win two Super Bowls in a row, followed up with a losing record the next season in 1999. And while the Chicago Bulls and the Yankees dominated their sports in the last decade, the NFL has produced 12 different Super Bowl teams in the past seven years. Sure, some purists miss the old NFL dynasties, but TV ratings are doing pretty well for a slumping sports economy -- down 6 percent this season, compared with a 23 percent drop in the NBA and a 10 percent falloff in baseball. But come Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL philosophy has a flip side: It punishes winning. For starters, the game is always held at a neutral site where the NFL collects the revenue -- roughly $200 million by league estimates. Of that, the league says it spends about $30 million to stage the game (don't forget those fabulous halftime shows), while much of the rest is shared among all NFL teams. The winning team? Its paycheck comes to $2.8 million, plus about $500,000 in stipends to cover expenses. It doesn't last very long; bonuses for coaches and other staff alone run into the millions, and even league officials concede that $500,000 doesn't cover the cost of a modern Super Bowl visit. "It's never been about teams making money," says Jim Steeg, the NFL's senior vice president of special events. That wasn't the case for say, the Los Angeles Lakers when they played in the NBA Finals -- they pocketed millions by playing three games at home and keeping about half of the gate receipts. For baseball teams, postseason games can be worth about $1 million apiece, not to mention what they make in local TV money. (The Yankees' new $52 million contract is the biggest in sports.) Indeed, many pro teams count on playoff money to turn a profit for the season. Yet for Super Bowl teams, the expenses only keep coming after the game clock expires. Never mind the $200,000 or so the St. Louis Rams spent on extra Super Bowl rings; to prevent other teams from poaching stars such as MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, the team had to commit to about $30 million in cash bonuses, a strain for all but a few teams. The result: Though not impossible, defending Super Bowl champions can struggle to achieve even moderate success the following season. All of which is frustrating for loyal fans, especially when Super Bowl teams routinely raise ticket prices the following year, in some cases by as much as 25 percent. "I was crushed," says David Marler, a 41-year-old Atlanta Falcons fan whose team collapsed to a 5-11 record the year after reaching the 1999 Super Bowl. "I'm not renewing my season tickets." As for the players, better hope you're one of the stars signing a new fat contract or an endorsement. The NFL itself paid each player only $107,000 for winning last year's playoffs and Super Bowl -- about $75,000 less than the Lakers got for their NBA title run. The Yankees? Winning shares came to nearly three times as much as the Super Bowl winners. Don't tell him, but the Giants' star defensive end Michael Strahan is taking, at least in theory, a pay cut for playing this Sunday: During the regular season he earned about $417,000 per game. For the few fans who realize this, it's pretty shocking. "I would have expected the Super Bowl to be the mother of all bonuses," says Rick Beverstein, a Green Bay season-ticket holder. But maybe the most bizarre part of the NFL's Super Bowl strategy is how it doles out money for team travel expenses. For a game that could attract a national audience of 130 million, the NFL pays for only two charter flights and 200 hotel rooms. After that, teams are given four buses, some courtesy cars, and $100,000 to throw a postgame party. That's a fraction, of course, of what the teams really need, forcing some to cut costs -- from borrowing laundry machines from local teams to trading tickets to pay for party flowers. The Giants were even thinking last week about selling some of their tickets to travel agents to raise funds, instead offering them to fans or sponsors. "It would be nice if those reimbursement levels were a little higher," says Jeff Diamond, president of the Tennessee Titans, last year's runner-up. "It's not the time to be skimping." Of course, the Super Bowl does pay another kind of dividend: Sports-marketing experts estimate that winning the game can add $10 million to the value of a franchise. It also clearly helped the Packers and Broncos convince local taxpayers to build new stadiums. But Allen Fears, chief financial officer of the Broncos, still wishes the Super Bowl didn't make his job so difficult. "You could make ends meet," he says, "if you wanted to put your staff up at the Travelodge."
$64,000.00 if win, $36,000.00 if loose
According to NBC Sport Feb 5 2005 Report: winning team gets $68,000 and a ring and losing team gets $36,500I don't know how much bonus they receive, but I just read that the rings are worth $5000. What I'm confused about is that they award 150 rings. How many players on the winning team? Who gets the rings???
The losing team also gets rings
For Super Bowl XLI, each player on the Indianapolis Colts received $73,000 for winning the game and each player on the Chicago Bears received $38,000 for losing.
SB # Winner Loser XLIII should remain $78,000 $40,000 XLII 78,000 40,000 XLI 78,000 40,000 XL 73,000 38,000 XXXVIII -XXXIX 68,000 36,500 XXXVII 64,000 35,000 XXXVI 63,000 34,500 XXXV 58,000 34,500 XXXIV 58,000 33,000 XXXIII 53,000 32,500 XXXI - XXXII 48,000 29,000 XXX 42,000 27,000 XXIX 42,000 26,000 XXVIII 38,000 23,500 XVII - XXVII 36,000 18,000 XII - XVI 18,000 9,000 I - XI 15,000 7,500
It depends on how good the player is.
About $71,000 for each player in the Super Bowl win.
Well, I don't know how much the teams get paid for winning the super bowl but I do know that the players on the winning team gets paid tons of money. In the 2010 Super Bowl the New Orleans Saints players each won $83,000 for winning the Super Bowl while the losing Indianapolis Colts players each won $42,000. The amount of money earned by each player has gone up every year since the Super Bowl started.
only about 35 million lol :-) (thats still a lot)
The Green Bay Packers received $15,000 per man for winning the First World Championship Game AFL vs NFL (aka Super Bowl I).
The Giants players got 75,000$ each for winning the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Bonus for Winning TeamBesides winning the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy, the winning team of the Super Bowl gets a serious cash bonus. Under the NFL's current agreement with the players, each player will get $88,000 for winning Super Bowl XLV. This agreement will expire in 2012. Other information about Super Bowl bonuses:For Super Bowl XLI, each Indianapolis Colts' player received $73,000 for winning the Super Bowl and each Chicago Bears' player received $38,000.For the first 11 Super Bowls, winners received a cash bonus of $15,000 and has risen over the years.NFL.com states that each player upon winning a Super bowl gets a $73,000 bonus (losers get a $38,000 bonus) and a ringFor Super Bowl XLII, the Giants share was $78,000 per player for winning the game and the Patriots share was $40,000 per player for losing. This amount was up slightly from Super Bowl XLI where the Colts share was $73,000 and the Bears share was $38,000.For 2006 NFL players got paid $15,000 extra and a super bowl ring with a value of $20,000but this has changed.According to NBC Sport Feb 5 2005 Report: winning team gets $68,000 and a ring and losing team gets $36,500
Woodson and kuhn each have one
Each Super Bowl, the winning team gets a certain amount of rings. Each player gets one, then they can give them to whoever they want. The mayor of New Orleans got a ring from the 2010 Super Bowl(GREAT GAME).
Each of the Packers players won $15,000 for winning the first Super Bowl and ach of the Chiefs players got $7,500 for losing.