08-25-2010, 10:54 PM
08-25-2010, 11:55 PM
I did the math real quick, and the 32 NFL teams add up to $32.7 billion according to this list. According to the most recent lists for the NBA ($10.6b), MLB ($14.7b), and NHL ($6.7b), those three leagues add up to $32 billion COMBINED. The 32 NFL owners could collectively sell and in turn purchase the entirety of the other three leagues and still end up with a slightly less valuable product. The average values for the teams shows a staggering difference. The average NFL team is valued at $1Billion, NBA is $353 million, MLB is $490 million, and the NHL is $223 million. The Jacksonville Jaguars, valued at $725 million and ranked last in the NFL, are more valuable than all 30 NBA teams, all 30 NHL teams, and all but 5 of 30 MLB teams. What does all this mean? Probably not much, but I did think it was interesting, and it certainly demonstrates that this country LOVES its football.
08-28-2010, 10:31 AM
What it means is that baseball is not the American pass time any more, but football.
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