There will come a day
When TV networks will fight for the rights
So that arts and crafters will do their thing
On their Super Station
Sponsors will flock with open wallets
Living rooms filled with snacks and liquor
People watching with bated breath
Crochet with burlap is so divine
You really want mind boggling:
Currently there are 4 networks that pay approximately 20 BILLION dollars for the right to broadcast football games on TV; and that is just for the professional ones! College football is another kingdom all to itself.
Starting in 2014 and for eight years after that, the same four TV networks will shell out 40 BILLION dollars for professional games. They would not be doing that just because the money in their wallets is causing their skin to break out in hives. It is the fans!
Long live sporting events!
*This is a brief editorial rebuttal to a comment I read on Facebook this morning. I am a proud to be a consumer of sporting events on television. I am not a fanatic, but I enjoy a good sporting match.