Monday , 21 October 2019


Believe It Or Not: The NFL Is Based On Socialism – Yes, Socialism! (Almost 2K Views)

The big, rich, all-American NFL has a little secret – and it’s called socialism! Here’s why.NFL

Ever wonder why so many of the most successful NFL teams are from cities you’ve barely even heard of – places like Green Bay and Pittsburgh – while the most successful baseball teams are from huge, rich, world-famous cities like New York and San Francisco? One word, folks – socialism! Yep, you heard that right – socialism!

Football, the most red-blooded, all-American, do-or-die, love-it-or-leave-it sport there is was founded on a concept so “un-American,” it would make Ronald Reagan turn over in his grave. Here’s how it works:

  • In baseball, each team essentially operates as its own business so some teams — usually the ones from bigger cities with more fans — are richer than others, and the rich teams can spend money on better players, which leads to more championships, which leads to more TV and concession revenue, which leads to even more money and more championships. It’s every man for himself.
  • In football, it’s exactly the opposite. The 32 teams in the NFL share revenue evenly, and no one team can spend more on players than any other. This leads to much more competitive balance and, some would argue, a better game. It’s “We’re all in this together.”

Don’t believe me? Here’s Bill Maher explaining it with jokes [285,000 views].

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The big, rich, all-American NFL has a little secret.

Ever wonder why so many of the most successful NFL teams are from cities you’ve barely even heard of?

Places like Green Bay

… and Pittsburgh.

While the most successful baseball teams are from huge, rich, world-famous cities like New York

… and San Francisco.

One word, folks.

Click image to Zoom

Yep, you heard that right.

Click image to Zoom

Football, the most red-blooded, all-American, do-or-die, love-it-or-leave-it sport there is was founded on a concept so “un-American,” it would make Ronald Reagan turn over in his grave.

Here’s how it works.

In baseball, each team essentially operates as its own business.

So some teams — usually the ones from bigger cities with more fans — are richer than others. And the rich teams can spend money on better players, which leads to more championships, which leads to more TV and concession revenue, which leads to even more money and more championships.

It’s every man for himself.

In football, it’s exactly the opposite.

The 32 teams in the NFL share revenue evenly, and no one team can spend more on players than any other. This leads to much more competitive balance and, some would argue, a better game.

It’s “We’re all in this together.”

Don’t believe me? Here’s Bill Maher explaining it with jokes.

The big, rich, all-American NFL has a little secret.

Ever wonder why so many of the most successful NFL teams are from cities you’ve barely even heard of?

Places like Green Bay

… and Pittsburgh.

While the most successful baseball teams are from huge, rich, world-famous cities like New York

… and San Francisco.

One word, folks.

Click image to Zoom

Yep, you heard that right.

Click image to Zoom

Football, the most red-blooded, all-American, do-or-die, love-it-or-leave-it sport there is was founded on a concept so “un-American,” it would make Ronald Reagan turn over in his grave.

Here’s how it works.

In baseball, each team essentially operates as its own business.

So some teams — usually the ones from bigger cities with more fans — are richer than others. And the rich teams can spend money on better players, which leads to more championships, which leads to more TV and concession revenue, which leads to even more money and more championships.

It’s every man for himself.

In football, it’s exactly the opposite.

The 32 teams in the NFL share revenue evenly, and no one team can spend more on players than any other. This leads to much more competitive balance and, some would argue, a better game.

It’s “We’re all in this together.”

Don’t believe me? Here’s Bill Maher explaining it with jokes.

One comment

  1. Lorimer,

    Good point by Bill Maher re. professional football contrasting with other professional sports in his ad for the Democrat party.

    His point was that all the income from all of the football teams is shared equally.

    Is Bill Maher prepared to ‘reduce’ his personal annual income to the level of the average employed American? I’m guess is that might amount to $USD 50,000.

    Arnold