EersSkins05 Posted March 1, 2006 Share Posted March 1, 2006 Even in an uncapped NFL, the comparisons with MLB aren't anywhere close. The difference between the NFL and MLB is that all of the NFL's games are the property of the NFL, not of the teams individually, and that MLB's revenue sharing is much less significant than the NFL's. The reason the Yankees produce so much more revenue (and in turn, can spend so much more on their players) is that they sell their regular season games through their own network (YES) in one of the largest media markets in the world. While teams like the Pirates broadcast their games through Fox Sports Pittsburgh, the Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, and now Mets all receive their broadcasting revenues directly. When the NFL sells the rights to its games through DirecTV, Fox, CBS, ESPN, ABC, or NBC, the revenue is divided equally among all teams. The revenue earned by each team is far more equally divided in the NFL than in MLB, and thus the disparity between what big market teams (like the Jets) and the smaller market teams (like the Chiefs) will bring in for revenue in a post-cap era isn't nearly as great as everyone thinks it will be. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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