Are you ready for some Football?
This chart may explain why my foreign friends prefer a different form of "football" … It shows how many Super Bowl Championships each region has.
The regular season is about to start, and the buzz is building … but, not all of it is good.
Violence … drugs … concussions … There has been a lot of bad press surrounding the NFL lately.
The Cowboys, alone, have somewhere between 4 to 7 players (depending on appeals) subject to miss games due to league suspensions for misconduct.
The Teflon League: NFL Revenues and Viewership Are Up.
Currently, the NFL is the 11th most important private company in the USA according to Fortune, and has the highest revenue of any sports league worldwide.
While critics contend that something needs to be done about the various issues surrounding the NFL, it's hard to conclude that those issues affect viewership. The NFL currently dominates attendance per game, viewership, and revenue.
In an experience economy, the NFL puts out an extraordinary product.
Long term may prove to be a different story, however. Each year there are less high-school football players and more competition.
I guess we'll see.
Regardless … "How About Them Cowboys!"