Hey, NFL football tickets may be alive and well and living in the USA after all. I just read an article by Michael Silver on Yahoo about a new break in the mysterious case of why nobody is making any money in a $9 Billion a year sport.
Basically, NFL owners had very little to lose with a lockout in 2011 because they very smartly engineered a TV payout regardless of whether the NFL actually played or not. Kind of an ace in the hole so to speak. But that got knocked flat with a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge that could keep those NFL owners from collecting any money at all. It’s pretty technical and I’m no lawyer, but the guy basically said that NFL players were partners with NFL owners and the owners failed to take care of their partners when they hammered out the deal.
I know, I know. But the good news we can take out of this is that suddenly everyone has something to lose in this game of bluff. That means there’s a good chance of a settlement in the very near future and a very good chance that our hot and sweaty hands will wrapped around NFL tickets come fall.