1.28.2006

Printing Money

The NFL is printing money: "ESPN is paying $1.1 billion annually over eight years to broadcast the Monday night games. NBC has a six-year, $3.6 billion deal for the Sunday night package. CBS and Fox are paying a total of $8 billion over six years for the rights to Sunday afternoon games. DirecTV agreed to pay $3.5 billion for a five-year extension that runs through 2010." Throw in ticket sales, suite sales, licensing, and product sales and there is a ton of cash involved. With that much cash floating around, I'm not sure the players are being paid enough.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There we go--our nation bowing down to the almighty sports god! And so many of those athletes are such GOOD role models!

Anonymous said...

The sad part is that with all that money they still want taxpayers to pay for their new stadiums.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:13 Nuff said!

Anonymous said...

Amen 10:13

Ditto!!

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between the National Football League and the teams that are licensed to play in that league. The teams opt to build the stadiums to play in; not the NFL. Hence your Dallas Cowgirls. The billionaire Jerry Jones, still has to conjure up cash from the city of Arlington to help finance the new stadium. All at the expense of those tax payers, and the properties they buy at half market value from property owners. Imminent domain should be illegal, but I guess that is a whole 'nother blog.

Anonymous said...

amen brother

Anonymous said...

On top of everything else, Jerry Jones has an Oklahoma based company building the stadium. So much for giving back to the community or event the state, but this blog isn't about Jerry Jones.