With the Super Bowl just days away, the NFL is dominating the sports world right despite not having played a game of any significance for almost two weeks.
But such is the life of the economic juggernaut that is the NFL.
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CSN's Sports Business Insider Rick Horrow runs down some of the most pertinent numbers how just how lucrative the NFL is as a business:
**The average NFL franchise is valued at $1.97 billion (up 38 percent from last year).
**That's a profit of $76 million on average
**TV generates $4.4 billion a year for the entire league. By comparison, baseball only generates $1 billion and the NBA stands at $2.5 billion.
Check out more from Horrow in advance of the big game.
The Bears dropped a heartbreaker yesterday, losing in OT to Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins.
It wasn't a great look for the Bears, who were coming out of the bye and looking to establish themselves as one of the NFC's best.
BearsTwitter, if you can believe it, wasn't pleased. The game featured a weird mix of existential dread and a humerous understanding that Brocktober is a mystical force that cannot fully be explained.
Here were the most neat tweets from yesterday's loss:
Last night's 43-40 game between the Patriots and Chiefs said more about the NFL than it did either team playing in it.
Through the first seven weeks, there are pretty clearly three very good NFL teams: the Rams, the Pats, and the Chiefs.
After that? Who knows. The Chargers look strong, but have looked strong for years -- and have what to show for it? After a good start, the Jaguars have looked actively terrible. The Steelers are rounding into form and yet still find themselves in third place. All three of the NFC East's contenders are sitting at .500 or barely better.
How'd your probably-mediocre team do in our Power Rankings this week?
Wait no longer! You can find out right here.