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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

THE NFL: MONEY MACHINE
For hardcore sports fans--of which I know to be one--the week leading up to the Super Bowl is one of giddy anticipation. I've long considered Super Sunday truly to be a modern-day secular holiday, the likes of which really cannot be matched. And there's no way this state of affairs could have come about if the National Football League were some ragtag garage league consisting of a bunch of shortsighted team owners operating private fiefdoms constantly at odds with everybody. The NFL is the most successful pro sports league in the world right now, and it's got the moola to prove it.

This accompanying graphic especially brings across the way the league keeps itself one big happy family, and how the other major league lag.

Gotta love the pigskin!