Are you ready for some football?
You are paying for it regardless.
Although "sports" never shows up as a line item on a cable or satellite bill, American television subscribers pay, on average, about $100 a year for sports programming – no matter how many games they watch. A sizable portion goes to the National Football League, which dominates sports on television and which struck an extraordinary deal this week with the major networks – $27 billion over nine years – that most likely means the average cable bill will rise again soon.
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