No KK, no joke, it is the truth. Not saying this is good, bad or otherwise, just a fact. Do you realize just how much money the teams get there from TV contracts?
Here's just an example of what I'm talking about:
"The NFL agreed Monday to $8 billion in contract extensions with Fox and CBS to televise Sunday afternoon games for six more years, deals that would also allow the league to show better matchups late in the season in prime time.
The current eight-year contract, which expires after the 2005 season, was worth $17.6 billion, including the Sunday night (on ESPN) and Monday night (on ABC) packages. The extensions will run through 2011 and represent a 25 percent increase in rights fees."
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