Originally Posted by gonelong
I remember thinking this was the path to true revenue sharing in 2000? or so when it was announced. Unfortunately, I think that was lost in the archives, but the discussion did resurect a bit later
In 2000 I was perplexed that people couldn't see this coming and it was roundly ignored then.
I guess what I'm not getting is why the TV rights - both local and national - keep skyrocketing when it seems more people are watching games via the Internet. Although I suppose you do need someone to broadcast the games in order for people to watch it online but I would think that teams might bypass the TV and put those games online. Then that would mean all revenue gleaned from that is shared equally with all the teams. Perhaps that's why they aren't doing it.
Another question I have, would anyone watch an internet game with no announcers? You still have all the production values and graphics but no announcers. That might be something more attractive to someone on the go who is interested in looking at the game but isn't really into the announcers.