The NFL is a seemingly unstoppable money making machine. In its entirety, the NFL is worth an estimated 9 billion dollars. This comes from ticket and concession revenues, as well as merchandise, sponsoring, and television revenue. Without the 32 teams that draw fans from all around, though, the NFL would be nothing. Favorite NFL teams are a hot topic sure to get a good debate rolling, but does popularity have any correlation to a team’s financial success?
Let’s begin by looking at the top 10 most valuable and most popular teams side by side, as ranked by Forbes and the Harris Poll: Continue reading