Sunday, December 10, 2006

the most important football news you missed last week

Yes the Steelers won. btw it was cold and I still feel it. It was not as cold as the AFC Championship game in Jan 2005 which I had tickets to. Then I only barely survived section 525 row ZZ or whatever it is just below ozone.

This was mentioned in passing in local papers, but The Deal has more about our Senator (the one remaining in office) and his desire to get rid of the NFL's antitrust exemption. There is also some discussion of sports programming on cable and stadia deals as well. Important stuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a certain stop-us-before-we-kill-again quality to the part about stadium deals. The NFL is certainly not alone in shaking down communities, whose elected officials are perfectly capable of saying no.

I don't know much about how television deals work in the other leagues, but it seems to me the success of the NFL has rested on its acting as a single business enterprise, rather than a collection of 32 separate, competing businesses. What would the loss of the anti-trust exemption mean for revenue-sharing?

Monday, December 11, 2006 7:44:00 PM  

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