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Why the NFL's business model is vastly superior to college football's

The NFL knows who it is really competing against: other forms of entertainment. It's not the Broncos vs. the Raiders, the Cowboys vs. the Redskins, etc. None of those teams is trying to put the other teams out of business, because everyone understands that what benefits the whole also benefits all the parts. Kudos to the NFL for the foresight decades ago to split the TV revenue. More kudos for dealing with the Niners, etc., by implementing a hard salary cap in 1994.

College football, on the other hand, is cutthroat. Oklahoma has no problem trying to put Oklahoma State out of business -- then cries foul when USC tries to put the Sooners out of business. Texas has now screwed over TCU twice.

The evil genie is out of the bottle, and it will result in a few oligarchs actually being competitive in college football and everybody else (including our team) on a never-ending slide into irrelevance.

What some of the "haves" don't realize is that it will eventually get worse for them, too. It will take time, but it will happen. And I think Oklahoma is the easiest to predict as far as the ability to compete for a national championship. Our other old Big Eight rival, Nebraska, is already gone on that matter.

The above doesn't even deal with the fact that the NIL era will wind up hurting more young athletes than it helps as college football programs decline or maybe even disappear.
[Post edited by BuffsIn2022 at 06/18/2022 07:57AM]

Posted: 06/18/2022 at 06:27AM


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