The basis of this research essay will focus on how finances function in the National Football League. In doing this I will pull examples from the Cleveland Browns, and other organizations. In 2020 alone the NFL made around $12.2 billion, which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects to increase to be upward of $27 billion by the 2027 season (Eckstein). This essay will break down the way in which this money is used in the NFL, as well as how it is distributed amongst the league.
Fans are able to watch their favorite team compete through Television deals, different streaming apps, and local networks. The NFL has secured contracts with ESPN, Amazon , CBS and more. An example of how media deals are structured are with negotiation between the NFL and media coverage is with CBS.
Big parts of stadium operations include concessions, security, landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, security, the type of stadium itself, and so much more. The operations may be different based on the type of stadium you play at and rather its grass or artificial turf. A dome stadium is favorable to some as it is an indoor facility, so the weather will not always be a factor in games. Oftentimes teams that play in stadiums are more successful than teams without one because of the weather, as they have more fan support which also leads to an increase of a lot more money made (Rodney J. Paul et al. p.5). My personal favorite stadium is the traditional outdoor stadium that most teams play. These stadiums are open to weather and wind, most if not all highschool stadiums are open. The one other type of stadium is the hybrid stadium which is really a dome stadium that includes a roof that retracts open and closed depending on the conditions.
Throughout sporting events fans always want to eat as it takes hours long for a game to conclude with commercial breaks and so forth, even though there are only 4 quarters with 15 minutes of time each. Like a mall or any other business that resells the products of another company, the NFL uses vendors to sell food. Like any other team in the National Football League The Cleveland Browns raise a higher price than what a restaurant would normally sell food for to create a large profit.
This essay will serve to help fans, and athletes alike understand and be informed on the aspects of finances in football. Athletes trying to go to the next level have to learn how to be financially responsible and careful when they are in the process of contract negotiations, not just from different teams, but from bad agents as well. Players will then be able to go to front office meetings with some understanding on how to use this financial literacy, and communication, to use their skills, personality, and what they can give to an organization as a way to bargain for what they believe they deserve.
Fans will be able to know more about the market in the NFL, how the league is as wealthy as it is, why their favorite team cannot afford a specific player, why a team may need to rebuild, why their favorite player may leave to go to another team, and so much more. Someone trying to learn and possibly gain a career in sports could use this information to teach themselves on how money is moved, and how it is evaluated. It is a million dollar market that many have minimal knowledge on.
This has confirmed a lot more information that I have known about the National Football League. I have known a lot about the operations, rules and regulation of the game, how each position on the gridiron is played, the workload that comes with the sport, the terminology that comes with it, the physical prowess you need to compete at a high level, and so much more. This research has given me a deep dive on why my favorite team, the Cleveland Browns, were able to be so aggressive into keeping their young nucleus together, locking them up in contracts for years to come. It also helped me to see other functions that are not paid attention to in the NFL, with the media, stadium operations, and so much more.
Though we cannot verify particular favorites, President Kennedy did like lamb chops, steak, baked chicken, turkey (white meat) and mashed potatoes. He also was fond of seafood and baked beans. According to chefs who worked in the White House, President Kennedy liked corn muffins too---as did Calvin Coolidge. For dessert, if he had it, it would likely be chocolate. President Kennedy was a small eater and he often had to be reminded that it was dinner time.
At the same time, his relationship with football was growing increasingly complicated. As evidence mounted tying the sport to brain disease, Costas says he felt compelled to talk about it. During Week 2 of the 2010 season, following a series of high-profile, concussion-related incidents, Costas presented his first essay about the topic to NBC viewers.
Costas typically wrote his essays on the fly on game day, sometimes even as the first quarter of the Sunday night matchup was under way. This time, though, he wrote it in advance to give his bosses an early look, recognizing it could create problems.
The essay, which has never been made public but was provided to Outside the Lines, began with a description of Omalu as "the neuropathologist who clearly demonstrated what just about everybody now understands -- but which for years the league denied: There is a direct and often tragic link between football and brain damage."
Even before he offered the "Concussion" essay, the tension had ratcheted up between Costas and the network. At the start of the season, the NFL had introduced an ad campaign called "Football is Family." The spots were designed, in part, to counter negative publicity that had come to surround the league, especially around head trauma. One ad showed female fans wearing their favorite team gear, working out, drinking coffee, taking walks with their similarly decked-out children; another had Packers running back Eddie Lacy mowing the lawns of fans who lived near Lambeau Field.
By the time the divisional playoffs rolled around -- less than two months after his "Concussion" essay was killed -- Costas had had enough. In speaking with Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News, he said of the league's promotion: "It's a little much to take, while watching a game, that you are constantly bombarded with 'Football is Family' [commercials]."
Two months after Costas' "Concussion" essay was rejected and two weeks after he ridiculed the "Football is Family" ads, the NFL announced a contract with NBC to air five Thursday night games in each of the following two seasons. NBC would pay the league another $450 million -- or $45 million per game -- to share the broadcast rights and simulcast the games on the league's own NFL Network.
Just because a food is high in vitamins doesn't mean it's healthy overall. Sure, it's great that your favorite cereal gives you a shot of vitamins and minerals. But what if it's also loaded with sugar?
Food labels provide more than just nutrition facts. They also tell you what's in a packaged food (i.e., the ingredients). People with food allergies need to check ingredient lists to avoid foods that can cause an allergic reaction.
A calorie is a way to measure how much energy a food provides to your body. The number of calories listed on the food label shows how many calories are in 1 serving. If you eat 2 servings, you need to double the calories listed on the label to know how many calories you ate.
The information on food labels is based on an average adult diet of 2,000 calories per day. The actual number of calories and nutrients that kids need will depend on their age, weight, gender, and level of physical activity. (For more guidance, check out the USDA's MyPlate.)
Total carbohydrates includes dietary fiber, total sugar, and added sugars. Some foods naturally contain sugar, like fruit and milk. Snack foods, candy, and soda, on the other hand, often have added sugars. Added sugars add calories without important nutrients.
Fiber has no calories and it can help you feel full. Fiber is not digested and helps prevent constipation. Fiber can also help lower cholesterol. So check the label and pick foods that have at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.
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In college, it's easy to buy in. You're on scholarship, your food's free, your rent's free. All you care about is walking to class, playing on Saturdays and hopefully doing enough on Saturdays to get to the league.
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