The salaries for on air talent in that article are the headline.
Aikman getting $90m for five years probably doubles his entire playing earnings in Dallas (inflation notwithstanding) not to mention his salary at Fox since 2000.
Joe Buck getting a cool $75m good grief. I can understand Smith’s $12m per year seeing as how he’s on ten different shows it seems.
Not sure how Shefter and Woj are worth almost $10m a year trying though. What do they do other than parrot stuff they’ve heard from people who work in the leagues. They have no on-air presence compared to the other commentators.
Man I love The Coogs, Astros too, and go to or see as many games as possible. A few years back I came to my senses and put Pro and College Sports that cost me extra way down low on my viewing list. Right where I think they they belong. With the exception of the Local HS sports package, I personally do not subscribe to any channel beyond what my Direct TV Choice package provides. AT&T dings me $167.00 a month and that’s all they are going to squeeze out of me. ESPN and all of their experts that treat us as though we are just a bunch of uniformed idjuts, can wilt on the vine.
If subscribers are like me I don’t subscribe ( unless a deal like Hulu offered $1 fort 3 months to woo me back) until CFB season then once over I cancel. Amazon sent a letter in the mail. to remind with my prime membership I have their channel ( which I don’t watch)l as part of the deal. Once I order everything I need for them for my trip to Asia this 1 month I plan on cancelling prime.