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NFL: Too Many Commercials Ruining an American Passion

Published by on November 18, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Football, whether it is professional or collegiate, is becoming an American passion. Every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, people across the country turn on their television sets to watch their favorite team hit the gridiron.

Today, however, this game we have all come to know and love is being interrupted by an endless stream of advertising that honestly costs more than some players on the field get paid. It was reported that for the Super Bowl between the Colts and Saints in February, 2010; if a company wanted just 30 seconds of air time, that company would have to dish out at least $2.5 million.

And, believe it or not folks, that price has gone down. In 2009, the price of airing an average length commercial during the Super Bowl was about $3 million.

But that was just during the Super Bowl, and it is almost; and I use the word lightly, understandable since that is when comp...

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