Originally Posted by Iamcanadian
That is what the NFL would like everyone to believe, however, revenue sharing is only part of a team's overall revenue, it helps somewhat but doesn't really make teams revenue equal. Big city teams often have twice the overall revenue of small market teams which is why teams like Cincy and Buffalo among others are consistently way under the cap. Their owners get blamed for being cheap but often there is more to it than that.
Sometimes a new stadium will help as in Arizona's case but for the most part only a great management team can overcome the revenue differences.
No. Stop it. Cinci is consistently ranked as one of the most profitable franchises in the NFL because of their lack of spending. Mike Brown has the money to spend, he just doesn't want to. The Bills usually spend close to the salary cap. I have no idea why you're lumping them in with Cinci.
The vast majority of NFL revenue comes from TV contracts, dude. That's all national contracts that are split evenly...not by ratings. Dallas' seat ticket sales don't put them at some kind of incredible financial advantage over Tampa or whoever, especially since they just ship some of that money away to the lower teams. This isn't the NBA where most money comes from individual teams' personal TV deals and ticket sales. The only real advantage a big team has is in luxury box sales and concessions...which really isn't a ********.