A friend sent this about the Dodger TV deal:
25-year broadcast deal valued between $6 billion and $7 billion
I don't care how many decades these deals seem to entail, if the ratings plummet, which I think they will, the advertising money will dry up and the inevitable downward spiral will blow down the house of cards.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Even a Super League of eight to ten teams may not survive this madness. Who the heck cares that much about baseball any more? I love baseball but not this slow, boring mess that the Major Baseball League (MBL) has devolved into. Here is the future in less than a decade:
1. Americans are not playing baseball.
2. Americans are not attending baseball games.
3. Americans are not watching baseball.
Yesterday on the MLB Network I watched part of a program in which experts were evaluating how many tens of millions of dollars specific players would receive in new contracts. The experts think that pretty much every player is due to receive $100 million. One or two twice that amount. These experts just blithely babble on about this junk without a second thought. Twenty million this year. Twenty million that year. Plenty to go around.
Wake the heck up. This junk is not sustainable.