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What You Pay For Sports on Awful Announcing

Awful Announcing logoIn addition to republishing select articles that I post here, such as this piece I wrote about the unholy alliance between ESPN and the SEC, the good folks at Awful Announcing have invited me to write about the cable TV sports game for their site. My first original piece for them involves Major League Baseball’s new national contracts and how everyone who gets cable or satellite TV pays for them. Click here to read it.

I plan to have a follow-up piece next week about what all these new billion-deals — especially that $7 billion Dodgers deal — might mean for MLB teams, and what the next round of deals could bring.

What You Pay For Sports on EPL Talk

The good folks over at EPL Talk, a site that’s let me write for them before, invited me to chime in on NBC Sports’ new 3-year, $250 million deal with the Premier League — and more specifically, why NBC has made the online streaming component of this deal a “TV Everywhere” service, rather than a… Continue Reading

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