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LAMM AT LARGE: Too Much of Anything and I Mean Anything Can Turn Sour.

todayNovember 9, 2022

I don’t care how good something is, too much of anything — and I mean anything — can turn sour.
Take football, for example. If you’re reading this, you most likely love football. High school, college, pro — makes no difference. You want more, and then some more.
Well, it’s this time of year when the TV networks try to satisfy our thirst. Starting back on Oct. 27 and running through Nov. 22, ESPN will have televised at least one game every day. That’s 27 straight days. After a one day break, Thanksgiving Day Eve, the networks load up on football for your enjoyment into February..
It’s interesting to note that more than 60 years ago, MLB said no to televising it’s games. As at least one owner surmised, “If you give fans games for free, why would anyone buy a ticket?”
In stepped the NFL’s young commissioner, Pete Rozelle, who practically gave away the league’s TV rights for free . . . and that started the explosion of the NFL’s popularity.
That popularity continues grow. Just check number of networks that believe never is never enough.

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