Late on Sunday night, 12 of the world’s biggest soccer clubs unveiled a plan to launch what they called the Super League, a closed competition in which they (and their invited guests) would compete against one another while claiming even more of soccer’s billions of dollars in revenue for themselves.
Basically saying, we make way more than the bottom dwellers in our league…so we’re sharing money with you anymore…we only want to split revenue with other loaded teams.
It’s the elites flexing their elitism.
Could this work here? Would this ever make its way to the states?
CFB is the most obvious, but there are so many hurdles in place with title 9 and amateurism, and all that junk that its not as clean as comparing it to a pro sport.
However, imagine this:
Bama, Ohio State, OU, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Texas, USC, ND, LSU, Penn State, and Auburn all formed a league…kept the money and told everyone else to piss off…
MLB already has a model where they split less revenue than the NFL…so they’re probably the closest to already sort of operating this way…but I looked up the 12 most valuable MLB franchises: Here’s what that league would look like:
Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Giants, Mets, Cards, Phillies, Angels, Nationals, Astros, Braves
NFL (based on valuations):
Cowboys, Pats, Giants, Rams, 49ers, Jets, Bears, Washington, Eagles, Texans, Broncos, Raiders
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