What is the most watched sport in the United States on a weekly basis? NFL Football.
According to various sports betting sites, the NBA generates approximately 5 billion dollars in revenue for its owners. Major League Baseball earns approximately 4.7 billion dollars. The National Football League earns approximately 6 billion dollars!
Sports business experts at betting sites such as 5 dimes note how the National Football League has the shortest season and is the sport in which the players have the shortest playing careers on average and yet they have lowest salaries of the three major sports.
Roger Goodell, the current commissioner of the NFL has turned the league into the most lucrative form of professional sports entertainment in the United States and its not even close.
When someone becomes an NFL owner that is the equivalent of receiving a recession proof business because irrespective of whether the economy is good or bad in North America people are willing to spend their money to watch an NFL game.
When the reputation of the league was becoming endangered because athletes were consistently getting into trouble he instituted the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Within a year the number of players getting into trouble lessened and more importantly, he protected the reputation of the league. The public and advertisers remained committed to the NFL because he showed that the League would no longer tolerate off the field misdeeds by its employees.
Roger Goodell has made the NFL into the most watched television program on a weekly basis for 18 weeks a year. The League makes a billion dollars more than its next nearest professional sports competitor, the NBA.
Roger Goodell is not good for the NFL owners, he is great and the NFL is lucky to have him.