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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: 'NFL is 10 years from implosion'

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: 'NFL is 10 years from implosion'

Posted by Liliana Castaño on March 24, 2014

"I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion," Cuban said Sunday evening when his pregame conversation with reporters, which covered a broad range of topics, swayed toward football. "I'm just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they're getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.

"I'm just telling you, when you've got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns on you. That's rule number one of business."

Cuban's focal point is about the NFL's continuing reach at expanding their television rights, specifically in playing games on days other than Sunday or Monday.

"They're trying to take over every night of TV," Cuban said. "Initially, it'll be, 'Yeah, they're the biggest-rating thing that there is.' OK, Thursday, that's great, regardless of whether it impacts [the NBA] during that period when we cross over. Then if it gets Saturday, now you're impacting colleges. Now it's on four days a week.

"It's all football. At some point, the people get sick of it."

Cuban's point is essentially a supply and demand issue. The NFL is the United States' most popular sport by a pretty wide margin, so the league is naturally trying to capitalize on it. With television ratings at all-time highs and league revenue through the roof, it also seems like smart business to try and keep growing the product.

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