No free link. I have summarized the major points of the article: Football Finance Fumble? by Monte Burke The NFL is unquestionably America's healthiest and most popular pro sports league. But a fight over money could change that. These are the glory days for the National Football League. NFL recently signed deals with Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and DirecTV worth $3.7 Billion annually. Now, the owners are trying to hammer details of next collective bargaining agreement. However, the owners are fighting among themselves. On one side are smaller market, lower-revenue teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills; on the other are the big-market, big-revenue teams like the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys. The battle is over Ã¢â‚¬Å“local revenuesÃ¢â‚¬ like concessions, suites, parking, and stadium-naming rights. This revenue accounts for almost 20% of total revenues. Local revenues have grown 20% annually in the last five years, thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of owners like the CowboyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jerry Jones, the Washington RedskinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Daniel Snyder, and the PatriotsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Robert Kraft. The three teams account for 20% of the leagueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s local revenue. Now, owners of smaller teams like Wayne Weaver of the Jacksonville Jaguars want the local revenue to be shared. They say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not for the money, but to keep the league competitive. It is therefore no surprise that owners like Kraft, who transformed the moneylosing Patriots into a $1 billion asset are balking. Kraft responds, Ã¢â‚¬Å“those of us who have taken financial risk did so with an understanding of certain rules that were in place and did our financing on those basisÃ¢â‚¬. Kraft further said the revenue sharing allows all 32 teams to be competitive but does no guarantee that all 32 owners will be profitable. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Every team should have an incentive to be entrepreneurial.Ã¢â‚¬ Players, too, want a share of the local revenues. They now want 65% of shared and local revenues. .