I know the economy is bad, but I never thought I’d see the day where the NFL has trouble with their money. Football is so popular in America, I always assumed that they were basically printing money in Roger Goodell’s office. It turns out things aren’t quite working out that way.
A few days ago, I read a report that stated the collective NFL teams are 9 billion dollars in debt. Then today I read about the layoffs and questionable future of NFL films. The popular films section of the NFL is in danger because of two different problems.
1. Their deal with HBO ended, therefore a huge stream of revenue has dried up. NFL video simply costs too much for anyone to purchase.
2. The “slo-mo” style of NFL films is being abandoned by major media outlets in favor of fast paced clips.
When you factor in the fact that many people are turning to the internet for sports content, NFL films may be extinct in a few years. But theres more, the NFL is losing millions of dollars from the NFL Network, which is currently in a sissy fight with comcast and time warner cable.
I know one thing, they better straighten this BS out soon. I can’t have my football in jeopardy. If they spent half as much time working on a new business model than they have creating new ways to prolong Pacman Jones’ suspension, maybe we wouldn’t be in this situation.
Yeah… I got that ether for you Roger Goodell.