Impossible! you say.
It might seem far-fetched at first to go from a world in which leagues, teams and players are making sky-high piles of money to players and owners at war with each other over a shrinking pie. But as with any market downturn, the first sign of trouble can occur when everything looks too good to be true.
“The sports market is in a bubble,” said Andrew Zimbalist, a sports economist at Smith College. “It’s been a perfect storm of factors that have contributed to higher rights fees in the last two decades.”